Have you ever paid any attention to how awesome grapefruit is? Not only does it taste delicious as a snack or beverage it also has amazing health benefits.
Benefits Can Include:
- Weight lose
- Lowered stroke risk
- Blood pressure and heart health
- Caner fighting
- Glowing skin
- Asthma prevention
While grapefruit isn't the miracle weight loss fruit that some fad diets have claimed it to be. (Probably, because there are no miracle weight loss fruits! Haha!) It is a low glycemic index fruit that can help balance blood sugar levels contributing to lasting weight loss. Plus the powerful nutrient combination of fiber, potassium, lycopene, vitamin C and choline in grapefruit all help to maintain your heart health. High potassium intakes are also associated with a reduced risk of stroke, protection against loss of muscle mass, preservation of bone mineral density and reduction in the formation of kidney stones. As an excellent source of the strong antioxidant, vitamin C, as well as other antioxidants, grapefruit can help combat the formation of free radicals known to cause cancer. Grapefruit is also one of the most hydrating fruits in the world made up of 91% water (just below watermelon) and full of important electrolytes, making it a great way to combat dehydration. As you can tell, this fruit is powerful and delicious, so run out and grab some for a perfect summer snake and/or beverage. You can even add a little vodka for a pool side cocktail.
Did you know?...
According to Medical News Today, "The grapefruit was bred in the 18th century as a cross between a pomelo and an orange. They were given the name grapefruit because of the way they grew in clusters similar to grapes." ... Mind blown? Yay, mine was too!