Grapefruit is one of the citrus fruits famous for its richness in antioxidants and nutrients and its low calories. This fruit has long been known for its role in burning fat, but what are its other benefits?
The benefits of grapefruit
Grapefruit has various colors and foods, including white and yellow, including orange and red, and its taste ranges between sweet, sour, and bitter. Grapefruit has many aesthetic and health benefits:
1- Promote cardiovascular health:
Grapefruit contains many nutrients that play an essential role in controlling blood pressure and promoting heart health, such as lycopene, vitamin C, dietary fiber, choline, and potassium.
In one study, it was found that following a diet that contains red grapefruit, in particular, positively affects the levels of fats in the blood, especially triglycerides.
Thus, eating grapefruit helps those with the cardiovascular disease reduce triglyceride levels and protect them from the risks associated with them.
Studies have shown that consuming adequate amounts of potassium may:
- Reduces the risk of stroke.
- Reduces muscle loss.
- Maintains bone mineral density.
- It contributes to reducing the formation of kidney stones.
- It helps to lower blood pressure levels.
2- Fighting cancer:
Grapefruit contains a group of powerful antioxidants (such as vitamin C), and antioxidants are known to play a role in fighting the formation of free radicals that increase the risk of developing cancer:
- A high intake of lycopene is associated with a reduced risk of prostate cancer.
- Beta-carotene and vitamin C are especially associated with lowering the risk of esophageal cancer.
3- Weight loss
Eating grapefruit is related to weight loss. A study was conducted, in which 91 obese people participated, in which the participants were divided as follows:
- Follow the “Grapefruit” diet that is a 12-week regimen containing grapefruit.
- Another section was adopted by eating grapefruit capsules.
- Department adopted taking fake capsules.
- Department adopted apple juice instead of grapefruit.
4- Stroke prevention
Eating grapefruit may reduce the risk of stroke in women by 19%. This ratio indicates that grapefruit contributes to enhancing the health of blood vessels, reduces the percentage of fats and cholesterol, and protects against many risks, in addition to preventing stroke.
5- Promote the health of the digestive system
Eating grapefruit contributes to promoting digestion and digestive health because it contains a high amount of fiber and water, which protects from constipation and facilitates the disposal of toxins and excreta from the body.
6- Promote skin health and beauty
Vitamin C is one of the crucial vitamins for the skin, as:
- It is included in the collagen formation coin.
- It is one of the antioxidants that keep skin and skin healthy.
- Help resist factors that may lead to cell damage, as in the case of exposure to sunlight.
- Contributes to reducing wrinkles.
7- Maintaining body moisture
Grapefruit has a high water content and important electrolytes, which makes it one of the water sources for the body, and it is advised to eat it in particular:
- In hot climates.
- In droughts.
- For athletes who need fluid compensation and body moisture.
- 91% of grapefruit ingredients are from the water.
8- Prevention of asthma
Some studies have linked adequate sources of vitamin C, including grapefruit, to reducing the risk of asthma and helping treat symptoms of respiratory disease.
9. Hangover fighter
Mercola says the invigorating smell can help relax you during painful hangovers, but Dr. Axe says it’s also great for stimulating your hard-working liver and gallbladder. Putting a few drops of grapefruit oil in your water can be helpful, as can diffusing it in your home or applying it to your throat and neck.
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RESOURCES ORGANIC FACTS, MERCOLA, DR. AXE, AND LIVENED UP