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Grapefruit (Citrus)

ALLERGY FIGHTER

Grapefruit is a natural anti-histamine

 

BOOST YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM

Grapefruit contains about 78% of the recommended daily required intake of vitamin C

 

WEIGHTLOSS PARTNER

Grapefruit is a great ally to your weight-loss plan, it will boost your metabolism allowing you to continue burning fat while resting.

It also contains a good amount of fibre which assists with appetite control.

 

REDUCE KIDNEY STONES

Naringenin, an anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory better known as the bitter compound in the citrus has been proven to ward off the formation of kidney stones and cysts. It also reduces the swelling in the kidneys caused by fluid retention.

 

SENSITIVE GUMS?

The high amounts of vitamin C in grapefruit reinforces gums and help keep teeth firmly in place. A daily intake of grapefruit may reverse damages caused by gum disease, and reduce gum bleeding.

 

PROTECT FROM PROSTATE CANCER

Naringenin restores DNA repair in prostate cancer cells.

It also reduces risks of breast, bladder cancers and cancers linked to the digestive system. 

Lycopene found in grapefruit also slows down the growth of cancerous tumours.

 

DE-STRESS

Citrus fragrances inspire wellbeing and have the power to relax and curb anxiety levels.

 

DIABETES FRIENDLY

Grapefruit potentially prevents insulin resistance, which keeps diabetes at bay.

 

HEART HEALTH

Half a grapefruit carries half of your potassium needs! This means regulated blood pressure and reduced risks of heart disease!

Flavones, beta-carotene and the high fibre content in grapefruit also help lower cholesterol levels.

 

ADVERSE INTERACTIONS

 

WITH MEDICATION

In some people, consuming grapefruit and grapefruit juice may interact in the medication intake because it inhibits an enzyme your body uses to process certain medications.

 

ENAMEL ABRASION

Citric acid found in grapefruit and citrus fruit more generally, may be a cause of tooth enamel erosion or irritate sensitive teeth.

 

 

 

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