This slightly bitter-tasting fruit has many vitamins and benefits for the body. If you consume this fruit at least twice a week, then your body is thankful.
Israeli scientists have found that eating one grapefruit a day stops the heart disease from growing.
Doctors administered a control group of one grapefruit daily to patients with heart disease and found that their cholesterol levels were substantially lower over a period of time relative to those patients who did not eat red flu.
The study included 57 patients, both men and women, whose blood tests had indicated elevated levels of cholesterol. Additionally, reduction of triglycerides has been found to be helpful. Researchers claim that red flu is much more effective than yellow in treating those conditions.
Such findings are assumed to be responsible for the abundant antioxidants in grapefruit fruits, although it does not rule out the possibility that red grapefruit that contain currently unknown chemicals that are responsible for reducing triglycerides.
Here’s what health benefits you can have if you regularly consume grapefruit:
Red grapefruit is very rich in nutrients and low in calories, making it highly attractive in daily diets. Hence it is commonly used in diets.
Evidence has shown that citric acid containing grapefruit inhibits tumor growth, helps combat skin, lung, breast, oral cancer, colon and stomach cancers.
Limonoid is highly bioavailable and long-lasting in the body, hence it has an anticancer effect.
This has a high vitamin C content and contains lycopene, citric acid, naryngenine, mildew and simple sugars. This is rich in vitamins A, B, D, E and K as well as minerals, in addition to these ingredients: calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, zinc, copper, and iron.
Grapefruit helps avoid diabetes and helps combat it. The secret of its strength lies in naringenine, an antioxidant which gives a bitter taste to the fruit. The antioxidant may have the same effect as two current medications used in diabetes type 2 according to experts.
Naringenin clearly notes that it increases the body’s insulin sensitivity. Diabetes happens when the body can not make enough hormones to control blood sugar levels. Knowing that fact, it’s clear why grapefruit is a true ally in the diabetes war.
Naringenine helps patients maintain a healthy body weight which is especially important for diabetics.