“I’ve tried everything!” How many times have you said that in frustration? Over-the-counter medicines…under the counter and in the cabinet home remedies…the new hot diet….the OLD hot diet. Maybe you really have tried just about everything to fix what ails you, but have you tried grapefruit juice?
The tart taste may not exactly be your flavor, but I bet if you knew all the many benefits in a cup of fresh grapefruit juice the truth would be a lot easier to swallow. Grapefruit juice has been shown to work wonders for everything from diabetes to insomnia, to having glowing skin.
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Whether you choose white (blond), pink or red, the grapefruit, part of the citrus family, is packed with essential nutrients and vitamins that support your body from head to toe, inside and out.
Drink to your health and try grapefruit juice for some of these common conditions.
Cold & Flu: Grapefruits are rich in vitamin C, a vitamin that supports the immune system and a proven cold and flu fighter. Now, you don’t always have to reach for orange juice!
Cancer: The antioxidant properties in vitamin E found in grapefruit juice help fight free radicals in the body that cause various types of cancers like lung, skin, prostrate and colon.
Cholesterol: A study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry found that red and blond grapefruits can reduce blood levels of LDL (“bad”) cholesterol. Red grapefruits were also found to lower triglycerides.
Inflammation: Inflammation can present itself as infections, joint pain, difficulty breathing and other serious conditions. The vitamin E found in grapefruit juice helps to prevent and treat inflammation.
Weight loss: Want to lose weight? Vitamin B in grapefruit juice helps to keep your metabolism high. There are also enzymes that help to absorb and reduce sugar and starch in the body.
Digestive disorders: Grapefruit juice promotes healthy digestion by increasing the flow of gastric juices.
Skin: The potassium present in the grapefruit helps to smooth wrinkles and age spots and provides a protective shield against UV rays.
Grape fruit refreshes the skin and the amino acid present in the grapefruit makes the skin more firm and soft.
Hair: Our hair follicles often get clogged due to dandruff and dry flaky skin. This can damage the hair follicles if not treated and also inhibits hair growth. Grapefruit seed extracts (just put it right on your scalp) can help to fight the bacteria on the scalp. It helps to soothe the skin and ward off the dandruff. This helps to get rid the follicles debris and encourage new hair to grow.
Grapefruit juice is loaded with vitamin C and Vitamin A which is imperative for hair’s health. It boosts blood circulation in the scalp which promotes hair growth. Drinking it and putting on the roots of your hair can help.
Try the EASIEST grapefruit juice recipe and start your healing today!
- 1 organic grapefruit
- Cut the grapefruit in half.
- Squeeze both halves by hand into a glass.
- Drink and enjoy!
NOTE: Before making grapefruit juice a regular part of your diet, consult your doctor if you currently take prescription medication. Research shows that grapefruits/grapefruit juice and interact negatively with certain medication.
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