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Friday, February 19, 2010

The Goodness of Grapefruit

Today I thought I'd do a little tribute to one of my very favorite fruits. Below is some interesting information about the healthfulness of grapefruit (found in an article in the Demonise Register).
"An average large grapefruit provides only 100 calories and is a nutrition powerhouse with numerous good-for-you benefits. Listed below are five health benefits from grapefruit:

1. Heart. Soluble fiber helps lower cholesterol, and potassium helps maintain healthy blood pressure. Red grapefruit also have been found to help lower triglycerides.
2. Immune system. Grapefruit are an excellent source of vitamin C, which helps promote a healthy immune system to fight infections and may help shorten the duration of colds.
3. Weight loss. Because of the high water content and fiber, grapefruit help you feel full longer.
4. Cancer protection. Grapefruit naturally contain limonoids, lycopene (found in red and pink varieties) and other antioxidants that have been found to lower the risk of certain cancers.

5. Skin. Vitamin C helps with collagen production, important to keep skin supple and young-looking. Lycopene, found in pink and red grapefruit, has been found to also offer protection from sun damage to skin."

2 comments:

Than, Erica, Pacen, Camry & Claira said...

you have always like grapefruit. if it weren't for you i would never have known that there are even special little grapefruit spoons that you think might be a little ridiculous until you try to eat a grapefruit without one. Then they are priceless. :)

Stephanie said...

Yum! That is great news. I love Texas Ruby Red grapefruit. . . and it is priced great right now!