Post by Ismail AbdulAzeez on May 5, 2019 15:06:54 GMT 1
Grapefruits are low in calories but are full of nutrients, and an excellent source of vitamins A and C. They can range in taste from acidic and even bitter to sweet and sugary. Grapefruits vary in color from white or yellow to pink and red.
Some facts about Grape Fruits
- The grapefruit is a cross between an orange and a pomelo.
- It can provide health benefits for the skin, blood pressure, heart health, and disease prevention.
- Grapefruit contains high levels of vitamin C.
- Store grapefruit in a cool, dry place, away from sunlight. Choose grapefruits that have reached their peak ripeness.
Grape fruits support clear, healthy skin, can help to lower our risk for many diseases and conditions, and may even help with weight loss as part of a healthy and varied diet. The juices, peels, and pulps all provide nutritional benefit.
Health Benefits of Grape Fruits
Grapefruit is a rich source of antioxidants, such as vitamin C. This helps to combat the formation of free radicals known to cause cancer. Lycopene intake has been linked with a decreased risk of prostate cancer in several researches.
Blood pressure and heart health
The powerful nutrient combination of fiber, potassium, lycopene, vitamin C, and choline in grapefruit all help to maintain a healthy heart.
Adequate potassium intake is also important for lowering blood pressure because of its powerful vasodilation effects. Vasodilation widens the arteries.
Hydrates the body
Grapefruit is one of the most hydrating fruits available because it consists of 91 percent water. Grapefruit is also full of electrolytes and a great snack to have available to prevent dehydration.
According to the American Heart Association, eating higher amounts of flavonoid may lower the risk of ischemic stroke for women. Flavonoids are compounds found in citrus fruits like oranges and grapefruit.
It Aids Digestion
Grapefruit, because of its water and fiber content, helps to prevent constipation and promote regularity for a healthy digestive tract.