Benefits of Grapefruit

My favorite multi-purpose citrus fruit is the grapefruit. Did you know it’s great for your skin? Grapefruit contains vitamin C, which helps to stimulate collagen. It also contains vitamin A, a necessary component for skin health. The vitamins A & C in grapefruit along with its natural occurring amino acid, make for a good facial mask that can soften skin, help to smooth wrinkles and offer sun protection.

Grapefruit promotes kidney health by dissolving the build up of calcium at joints and the lycopene, found in red grapefruit helps to prevent oxidative stress.

Some additional benefits you may not know about grapefruit:

  • Grapefruit on hair can help to get rid dandruff, which can stimulate hair growth.
  • Grapefruit Seed Extract (GSE) can fight infections and curtail unhealthy bacteria.
  • As an essential oil, grapefruit is used for lymphatic drainage and unsightly cellulite.
  • As a fat burner, nothing can compare to grapefruit.

Caution: certain medications like statin drugs cannot be combined with grapefruit, so check with your doctor if you are taking any medication.

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Sally Kravich

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