1. Grapefruit aids in weight loss: Grapefruit is high in enzymes that burn fat and it has a high water content, which causes fullness. Have some before a meal to help with getting full and burn fat while you eat
2. Grapefruit helps in cancer prevention: The pigment lycopene is responsible for the red color in grapefruit, it is powerful against cancer causing agents and tumors. Naringenin is also found in grapefruit and aids in DNA repair in prostate cancer cells.
3. The common cold: Grapefruit enhances the immune system, which helps your body fight off illnesses quicker. It also contains pectin, which boosts digestion.
Grapefruit can interact negatively with those taking medication for high blood pressure or for lowering cholesterol, check with your doctor before consuming a grapefruit or juice.
Jen is a Certified Personal Trainer/Weight Loss Specialist. She is dedicated to helping everyone achieve their goals as well as sharing her journey throughout her own goals.