Grapefruit is a wonderful member of the citrus family. There are different varieties of this fruit and the taste ranges from sweet to sour. However, the taste of grapefruit is not its basic value. Its loaded nutritional contents are what recommend grapefruit for daily consumption.
The vitamin composition of the fruit is unique. One grapefruit provides all the daily dose of vitamin C that the human organism needs. Vitamin C helps people protect from cold and flu, slows down ageing and is good for complexion and skin. It fights inflammation which are implicated in most of the major diseases from cancer to cardiovascular illnesses.
Grapefruits are a good source of vitamin PP, or niacin (vit B3) that fights fatigue and sleeplessness, and vitamin D that is essential for children and the elderly. Vitamin D is especially important for black people living in the Northern hemisphere, where deficiency is endemic.
Grapefruit also contains pectin that removes cholesterol off the organism and improves metabolism and waste removal. It also contains lycopene, a compound that neutralizes toxins and detoxifies the system. It is also an adaptogen. a substance that helps people endure bad environment.
The fruit is a powerful regulator of excess body weight. It is highly relied on by many dietitians to fight the onset of excess pounds. A couple of grapefruit segments after meals can burn a half of the calories consumed during the meal.
A kilogram of grapefruits contains only 90 calories, so the fruit will not cause damage to the body shape.