Rise & Shine, It’s Grapefruit Time!

Benefits of Grapefruit

Benefits Of Grapefruit

Low in calories, high in fiber, a great antioxidant, and source of vitamin c.

1/2 a Grapefruit provides 46.86 mg of Vitamin C (or 78.1% of the recommended daily value)

The Pectin Fiber contained in Grapefruit is known to slow down the development of atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), while lowering blood levels or harmful cholesterol.

Pink and Red Grapefruit contain the antioxidant Lycopene which appear to have anti-tumor activity and have the highest capacity to help fight oxygen free radicals which are compounds that can damage cells.

Grapefruit’s Naringenin Repairs DNA in human prostate cancer cells

Grapefruit provides 348 mg or 3.5 of the Daily Value of Vitamin B5 needed by the body to metabolize proteins, fats and carbs

Prevents arthritis and works as an antiseptic | helps break down inorganic calcium, which builds up in the cartilage of joints

How To Enjoy Grapefruit

Raw right out of the rind

A glass of fresh squeezed grapefruit juice

sliced over a salad to add flavor and tart taste

combine with chili peppers and cilantro to make a citrus salsa

and soo many other ways!

How do you enjoy grapefruit? Have an awesome recipe to share? I’d love to hear it!

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