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Health Benefits of Grapefruit

Health benefits of grapefruit are enormous and incomparable.A glass of chilled grapefruit juice, especially in winter, will help you to getvitamin C. Grapefruit secures a high place amongst various citrus fruits. It'sfull with the benefits of nutrients, vitamins, potassium, lycopene andrefrigerant. Along with these, it also contains calcium, sugar and phosphorous.It is termed as an excellent appetizer.

It is high in fibre and low in calorie. It containsbioflavonoid and other plant chemicals that protects against the seriousdisease of cancer, tumour and heart diseases. Grape fruit increases themetabolic rate, lower the insulin levels and thus, gives you a feeling ofcompleteness and contentment. It assists human body to fight against variousdiseases like fatigue, fever, malaria, diabetes, constipation, indigestion,urinary problems, acidity and many more.

 

Health benefits of grapefruit, which is known as a powerfuldrug-poison eliminator, are many. It works as a natural antiseptic for externalwounds. It works as a liver tonic for the human body. It contains high watercontent which helps in changing the complexion of the skin along withincreasing the metabolism. The pulp of grapefruit supplies healthy bulk to ourbody which aids bowel action. It also helps to quench the thirst and thus,reduces the burning sensation that arises during fever. Asia Pacific Journal ofClinical Nutrition suggests that intake of grapefruit reduces the risk ofdeveloping prostate cancer.

 

Benefits in Assorted Diseases:

Appetite Loss: Grapefruit works as an excellent appetizer ascompared to any other drug. It is said that smell of the grapefruit reduces thefeeling of hunger. This is the reason why people include grapefruit in theirweight loss programs. High fiber contained by this fruit can satisfy hunger andthus, avoids any overeating temptation.

Fever: The pulp or the juice of grapefruit providesassistance to the patient to recover easily from the fever. It reduces burningsensation that occurs during high temperature. It also cures several cases ofcold and phenomena. Grapefruit juice, if combined with water, can quench thethirst.

Fatigue: Grapefruit is beneficial in the treatment offatigue. It helps you to dispel your fatigue and general tiredness caused due tothe routine work. It can bring about a refreshing feeling in you when you drinkequal amount of grapefruit juice and lemon juice.

Influenza: Grapefruit is a valuable remedy for influenza asit helps to minimize acidity from the system. The bitter properties arisingfrom an essence called 'maringin' in grapefruit tones up the system and thedigestive swathe.

Malaria: The juice or the fruit itself consists of valuableand natural 'quinine' which are advantageous for the treatment of malaria. Thequinine can be easily extracted from the fruits by boiling a quarter ofgrapefruit and spraining the pulp.

Acidity: The fresh grapefruit juice has alkaline reactionafter digestion. The citric acid of the fruit is tarnished in the human bodyand thus, increases the effect of the alkalinity reaction after digestion. Thejuice extracted from the grapefruit is beneficial in preventing the acidformation and many other diseases that arise due to the presence of acidity inthe body.

Indigestion: Grapefruit is useful for solving the problem ofindigestion. It is very light as compared to other food articles and thus, actsimmediately on indigestion by easing the heat and irritation caused in thestomach. It improves the flow of digestive juices, thereby improving the digestivesystems.

Insomnia: A simple glass of grapefruit juice, if drunkbefore going to bed, can promote healthy and sweet sleep and thus, alleviatesinsomnia.

Diabetes: A diabetic patient can safely eat a grapefruit.The consumption of this fruit can reduce the starches from the body. If apatient is diabetic, intake of grapefruit can facilitate you to fight with thishealth issue.

Constipation: A glass full of fresh squeezed grapefruit inthe morning is the best remedy to control the constipation. They result best instimulating the colon and other parts of the body.

Flatulence: 10 to 20 drops of grapefruit seeds in the juice,taken before the meals and three times a day, work as an appropriate pro-bioticand digestive enzyme.

Urinary Disorders: Grapefruit juice is quite rich inpotassium and vitamin C and thus, works as the best medicine in the case ofscanty urination caused due to the liver, kidney or heart problems.

Consumption of Grapefruit is Better than Any Other Medicine

Grapefruit is a natural medicine that aids you to fightagainst various diseases. This fruit is easily available in any season. It iscompletely natural and much better than consuming any other drugs. It makeshuman body capable enough to fight with your cholesterol problems, thus in turnminimizes the various diseases caused due to cholesterol. The Journal ofAgricultural and Food Chemistry shows that consumption of grapefruit can reduceLDL ("bad") cholesterol, as well as triglycerides

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