Grab a grapefruit today


Lord of Penmai
Jul 5, 2011
[h=1]Grab a grapefruit today[/h]

This simple-looking fruit is said to be one of nature's superfoods.

You may wonder why the grapefruit is called so when it looks like an enlarged orange, a member of the citrus fruits' family. The reason is, they grow in clusters like grapes. Nowadays, grapefruit is easily available locally. Though the fruit is usually red or pink in colour, grapefruits taste sour and bitter and are packed with tremendous health benefits.

Here's why you should grab the grapefruit whenever you're out for grocery shopping:

1. Grapefruit generates alkaline reaction in the body after digestion. This means it's beneficial for treating acidity problems.

2. This fruit is packed with the goodness of Vitamin C, which aids in maintaining elasticity and strengthening of the arteries. It also has pectin, a compound known to help in reducing the accumulation of arterial deposits.

3. Eating grapefruit on a regular basis will help boost your immune system, thereby preventing contraction of cold, cough and flu.

4. Diabetics can benefit a great deal form grapefruit — they help in lowering the blood sugar levels.

5. You can reduce the symptoms of insomnia by eating a grapefruit before bedtime.

6. Pregnant women can reduce water retention in their bodies and swelling in the legs by consuming grapefruit.

7. Grapefruits contain fat-burning enzymes that are highly beneficial in promoting weight loss. They do so by preventing sugars and starch from getting stored in the body.

8. Get relief from a sore throat by drinking a glass of grapefruit juice.

9. Also, to gain a boost of instant energy, drink a glass of freshly squeezed grape juice.

Did you know?
Grapefruits are called Citrus Paradisi in Latin, meaning the citrus from paradise. In fact, the grapefruit diet is one of the most popular weight loss diets. This diet basically involves drinking a minimum of three glasses of grapefruit juice daily. It helps prevent weight gain by burning calories. Hollywood's legendary beauty Sophia Loren is one of the first celebrities to endorse the grapefruit diet.

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