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4 Reasons To Eat Grapefruit

Grapefruit contains a good deal of health improving vitamins and minerals.  Grapefruit supplies the body with essential nutrients, adding grapefruit to your daily diet can improve your health.  Here are the reasons why.

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4 Reasons To Eat Grapefruit

  1. Detoxification - Grapefruit may help cleanse the kidney, digestive and urinary systems in your body.  It can also help by detoxifying the liver and help eliminate toxins.  Why pay for detox programs when you can just have several healthy and tasty servings of grapefruit daily?
  2. Lowers Cholesterol - Grapefruit helps break down fats, this means less in your belly and other places where you don't want fat gathering.  Eating the membranes surrounding the individual sections may help lower cholesteral in blood.  So remember to eat it all, not just the juicy bits, if you want to improve your health.
  3. Weight Loss - A whole grapefruit contains approximately 100 calories and 4 grams of fiber.  That's a lot of fiber, which is naturally filling and helps reduce appetite.  It has a Glycemic Index of 35 (under 55 is good) which is very good for keeping your blood sugar where it should be, most fruits and vegetables are in this range.
  4. Anti-cancer - As mentioned in last week's post, eating colorful fruits and vegetables can help our immune systems stay healthy. Red and pink grapefruit contain lycopene, a powerful antioxidant, and may help reduce the risk of prostate cancer.  Daily intake of grapefruit can reduce the chances of getting different types of cancer such as from smoking.

Do you love grapefruit?  Now you have even more reasons to eat it!  Share your thoughts on your favorite fruit and the good it can do for your body.

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Craig said...

I love grapefruits, try to eat 2-3 per week.

FrugalNYC said...

Wow Craig, that's a lot of Grapefruit. I mostly eat the smaller citrus varieties :) I get a grapefruit about twice a month, sometimes more.

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