Grapefruit is a natural medicine that helps you fight a variety of diseases. Grapefruit is a winter fruit and is easily available when in season. Eating this fruit is natural and much better than ingesting medicine. The Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry shows that consumption of grapefruit can reduce LDL ("bad") cholesterol, as well as triglycerides.
I have found that the more red colored grapefruit are sweeter than the more yellow colored grapefruit, although both are still delicious. I have also found that the thicker the skin on a grapefruit, the more dry the grapefruit, which means less juice.:( The thinner the skin, the more moist and more juicy the grapefruit! :)
Surprising facts about Grapefruit
*Grapefruit are loaded with vitamins, potassium(an electrolyte which keeps your body in balance), lycopene,(an antioxidant which stops free radicals from damaging the cells of your body), refrigerant(takes heat away from the body), calcium(promotes strong bones and teeth, it also helps your muscles, and phosphorous(Phosphorus is essential for metabolizing protein, calcium and glucose(sugar).
*Grapefruit is rich in potassium and vitamin C
*Grapefruit can help with indigestion and digestion.
*Grapefruit can act as an appetite suppressant.
*Grapefruit can work as a pro-biotic and digestive enzyme.
*Grapefruit can help reduce the starches in your body, making it safe for diabetic patients.
*Grapefruit is full of fiber which will keep you feeling full longer.
*Grapefruit helps to reduce the burning feeling during a high temp fever.
*Grapefruit can make you feel more energized.
*Grapefruit can help minimize the acid in your body which can help if you have the flu.
*Grapefruit can help in the treatment of malaria
*Grapefruit can help prevent acid build up in your body and prevent disease that arise due to the acid build up in your body.