FRESH AND TANGY, GRAPEFRUIT IS A CONCENTRATE OF HEALTHY ASSETS. PROVIDED YOU CONSUME IT IN A SMART WAY.
Grapefruit actually means two fruits. On one side, there is the one we know well – also called pomelo – with its thin bark of yellow or pink color. Its taste is slightly sweet and has been consumed in the West since the 1940s. The word “grapefruit” also refers to an Asian fruit, little marketed in Europe, thick bark greenish, yellow or pink, and riddled with seeds. Not very juicy, its bitterness and acidity make it a food especially used in culinary preparations.
Everything is good in grapefruit
Benefits Of Grapefruit – Grapefruit is full of health benefits. Its flesh, its bark and its pips each have their specificity. The juice is rich in vitamin C and contains flavonoids. These powerful antioxidants fight against the premature aging of the cells of the body. To get the most out of the antioxidant properties of this fruit, choose pink or red grapefruit. Grapefruit bark contains soluble fiber, as does the white membrane that contains the flesh. This type of fiber helps to lower blood cholesterol and to ward off the risk of cardiovascular disease. Finally, grapefruit pipsare usually consumed as EPP (grapefruit seed extract) and are known for their booster effects on the immune system. In prevention or treatment, they are very effective in fighting winter infections.
Grapefruit essential oil to fight against cellulite
In massage, a few drops of grapefruit essential oil diluted in a vegetable oil help fight against cellulite and restore a tonic appearance to the skin. Grapefruit essential oil is also helpful in stimulating blood circulation and limiting water retention.
Grapefruit juice and medications, caution!
The grapefruit juice can disrupt the assimilation of drugs in the gut: it decreases the effectiveness of some (anti-cholesterol, anti-hypertensives, benzodiazepines…) or, conversely, increases (up to 15 times) the dose absorbed by the body. Involved: the naringine of the skin. To avoid these interactions, it is better to talk to your pharmacist and check with him that the medicine you are taking is compatible with a grapefruit juice.