In general all natural fruits are good for you, so what makes grapefruit stand out from the crowd? The simple fact is that grapefruit trumps many other fruits when it comes to its high levels of vitamins and minerals, not to mention is amazing antioxidant content. It has been consumed in the western world for centuries now, although it was once confined to its native subtropical climates. Here are a few excellent reasons why you should eat more grapefruit!
Lots of Lycopene
Do you know why the inside of a grapefruit is red? It is because of something called lycopene, that’s why. This phytonutrient is great at combating free radicals roaming around your body, the same free radicals that can cause cancer. There are lots of other antioxidants in grapefruit too, and it has been noted by researchers that it has one of the highest levels of antioxidants among all know fruits.
Some Nootkatone is a Nice Touch
You might never have heard of nootkatone but here is why you should pay it some attention. It is a chemical that pretty much all citrus fruits contain and is very good at warding off pesky insects. By consuming it you can give your body some natural ammunition to fight off parasites and bacteria that are actually living in your body.
The King of Vitamin C
Forget oranges, the mighty grapefruit is at the top of the royal family when it comes to vitamin C. In fact, the average grapefruit contains somewhere in the region of 125% of your recommended daily allowance of this vitamin that’s essential for healthy blood, gums and teeth. It is also packed with loads of other vitamins too, including vitamin A and vitamin B-6, plus a decent amount of potassium and fiber.
Fabulous for Fat Burning
Grapefruit is considered a metaboliosm kick starter! Research has also found that eating half a grapefruit before every meal can lead to greater weight loss in dieters. It even actually helps to stabalize your blood sugar by reducing the released insulin levels. Lower levels of insulin released in your blood stream means that your blood sugar is more stable and your body can more efficiently use the food for energy rather than storing it as fats. That is also one of the reasons why our BalanceDiet 00 Ultra Sugar Stabalizer is such a popular product.