Benefits of Grapefruit

Benefits of grapefruit

What is grapefruit

Grapefruit is one of the most famous citrus fruits, a winter fruit that is widely consumed as a juice, because of its many benefits. Grapefruit is named as the Indian lemon and the lemon of paradise — antioxidants, pectin, dietary fiber, beta-carotene, potassium, magnesium, iron, calcium, etc. We will review in this article the most important benefits of grapefruit and its general benefits in detail.

Grapefruit is a citrus family of low-calorie fruit, every 100 grams contains only 42 calories. Grapefruit has a large number of health and aesthetic benefits:

 Health benefits

Grapefruit contains a large amount of soluble fiber (pectin), which acts as a security facilitator, maintains the intestinal mucosa, reduces the absorption of toxic substances as well, and prevents colon cancer.

Pectin fibers reduce blood cholesterol, by preventing the absorption of the intestine, which keeps the health of the heart and arteries and blood vessels.

Each grapefruit (approximately 100 grams) contains 1150 IU of vitamin A, and many antioxidants such as beta-carotene, lutein, and others are all essential for maintaining vision.

Vitamin A also preserves the mucous membranes and skin health. Getting enough of this vitamin and flavonoids available in grapefruit is an important factor in preventing lung cancers and the oral cavity.

Grapefruit is the best source of vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant, protects the body from the risk of free radicals that cause many diseases, and contains properties that make it protective against infectious diseases. Vitamin C keeps the connective tissue in the body, making rich grapefruit a useful adjunct to wound healing. Vitamin C facilitates the absorption of iron in the intestines.     

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