4 Reasons To Be Grateful for Grapefruit

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Grapefruit, a super powerful antioxidant and lycopene packed fruit, isn’t just a tangy citrus served best with breakfast.

More than a pucker-provoking fruit, the grapefruit – a hybrid between a large sour citrus fruit called the shaddock and the sweet orange, serves several specific purposes – the seeds, skin, pulp, juice and all.

  • Eat to Fight Fat
    Grapefruit is pretty much a dieter’s dream. It’s hard to pinpoint exactly what works and what doesn’t, but studies do show that people who consumed either half a grapefruit three times a day, before every meal lost an average of 3.6 pounds after 3 months. Another study showed that upping your Vit C can help you burn 30% more fat while working out. AND citrus is a known fat-fighter, minimizing fats’ effectiveness and actually liquefying the sticky stuff, making it less likely to latch on and bulk you up.
  • Grapefruit Essential Oils Banish the Blues
    Deeply imbedded in the outer peel of the fruit lies this special fruit’s essential oil glands. If extracted carefully, a ton of fruit produces 1.5 pounds of oil suitable for aromatherapy purposes. Cheerful, invigorating, energetic and even slightly euphoric, grapefruit essential oil can help banish the blues.
  • Apply to the Skin to Rid Acne
    When applied to the skin, grapefruit extract simultaneously stimulates, purifies, and, packs a naturally powerful antiseptic punch against even the most pesky pimples.
  • Eat to Fight Infections
    The seed extract, derived from the seeds, membranes, and pulp of the fruit, have an extraordinary ability to perform both internally and externally against many bacterial and fungal infections by stimulating the immune system and helping to alkalize the body.
  • Eat to Lower Acidity i.e.: Become More AlkalineWe need to give ourselves every opportunity to boost our alkalinity. It’s all too easy to go acidic with the SAD (Standard American Diet). Says Kris Carr, author and cancer survivor , “Look at your plate, peek in your glass. What direction are you moving in? On the pH scale, Soda = 2. Coffee = 4. Grapefruit = 7. Get the picture? Burger, fries, diet cola, muffin, candy bar? Acid bath. Green drinks, salads, sprouts? Alkaline bonanza!”
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