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Grapefruit so sour and sweet at the same time

Updated: Jun 6, 2019

A grapefruit is just a lemon that saw an opportunity and took advantage of it” Oscar Wilde

Delicious grapefruit
Delicious Grapefruit

10 benefits, interesting facts and uses of Grapefruit:

1. Grapefruit is 92% of water, they have the highest water content of any fruit

2. The pith (the white flesh) of a grapefruit is rich in antioxidants and nutrients and also soluble fiber, although the grapefruit segments are high in fiber as well

3. According to a 2006 study in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, one grapefruit a day may help lower "bad" LDL cholesterol levels by approximately 15.5%. Grapefruit contains cholesterol-lowering pectin

4. Grapefruit has high content of Vitamin A and C, which may help the immune system and they have natural magnesium source and have potassium

5. Red and pink grapefruit has higher antioxidant level, specifically beta carotene

6. Grapefruit can be really delicious in salads, instead of having them at breakfast time

7. Grapefruit juice is good for the digestive system (liver, kidneys, gallstones, etc.) because it improves digestion by increasing the flow of gastric juices

8. Using grapefruit juice helps reduce fever and soothes coughs and sore throats

9. Grapefruit seed extract is derived from the bioflavonoid found in the seed and pulp of grapefruit. Studies have shown that the extract is a growth inhibiting effect on bacteria, fungi, parasites and viruses. It can be used to treat household pets that maybe susceptible to bacterial infections from a variety of sources.

10. A cup of grapefruit sections has approximately 18.58 grams of carbohydrates and a medium sized grapefruit sections have approximately 13 grams of carbohydrates

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