While red wine has been proven to provide a boost to one's health, the fruit it's made from may be just as beneficial for retirement living seniors.
A new study performed by researchers at the University of Michigan has shown that grapes can lower blood pressure and prevent type 2 diabetes.
The reason behind these findings is believed to lie in the existence of phytochemicals in the food, which is a natural antioxidant.
These chemicals have been known to block the damage caused by free radicals.
"The possible reasoning behind the lessening of metabolic syndrome is that the phytochemicals were active in protecting the heart cells from the damaging effects of metabolic syndrome," said Steven Bolling, heart surgeon at the University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center.
Retirement living seniors who dislike grapes have other means for maintaining heart health. According to the MayoClinic, individuals who maintain a regular fitness routine and refrain from smoking are less likely to develop cardio-related diseases.