Astounding healing properties of the pink grapefruit

Astounding healing properties of the pink grapefruit

Include pink grapefruits in your diet, you will be happy you did. 

You can add them in your favorite fruit salad, squeeze them for a fresh juice, or just eat one by itself. I love adding 1 tbsp of raw honey on top of a sliced grapefruit. It dilutes its bitterness and taste so much better.

The flesh of a grapefruit varies in colors of red, pink and white. According to Medicinal Food News, the pink variety of grapefruit contains a much higher concentration of vitamins and minerals than the others.

At a glance, here are the astounding healing properties of the pink grapefruit:

  • ✒ Cancer fighter:
  • Pink grapefruithas a high concentration of lycopene, which is the pigment that gives the grapefruit its pink color.
  • Lycopene increases the body’s concentration of antioxidants and fight free radicals that can cause cell damage and promote heart disease and some forms of cancer.
  • One halve of a pink grapefruit contains 4.9mg of lycopene.
  • ✒ Lowers cholesterol
  • Pink grapefruit contains several bioactive compounds that lower blood cholesterol levels.
  • ✒ Antiseptic
  • Pink grapefruit contains pectin, which is a complex carbohydrate that gives pink grapefruit antiseptic, antibacterial, antifungal properties. Including pink grapefruit will boost the body’s immune system and help  fight any bacteria.
  •  ✒ Detox
  • Grapefruit juice will  increase the activity of the liver enzymes responsible for breaking down toxins. Carcinogens are among the toxins so the risk of cancer is reduced.
  • ✒ Weight loss: 
  • Grapefruit juice is one of the best fat-burning foods and a cellulite remover.
  • It improves blood flow and help metabolize sugar in the blood.
    It  also reduces fluid retention.
  • NOTE: If you are taking any medication, DO NOT consume grapefruit or its juice as it may interfere with the metabolism of the drugs. 
  • Note: None of the information in our website is intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any illness or disease
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