9 Surprising Health Benefits of Grapefruit

This tart, tangy, juicy fruit is just what you need for a boost in your overall health
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This tart, tangy, juicy fruit is just what you need for a boost in your overall health. It contains vitamin C, vitamin A, fiber, potassium, magnesium and the antioxidant Lycopene, just to name a few.

Grapefruits provide an excellent source of vitamin C, which helps to maintain a strong immune system, decrease the duration of the common cold, prevent cell damage and help fight free radical damage.

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This tropical fruit will make your skin glow, literally. Grapefruit also has numerous anti-aging benefits and “it also reduces insulin level and boots your metabolism,” according to Amsterdam. It has magical fat-burning properties and helps you burn more calories.

Prevent kidney stones, protect yourself against certain cancers, lower your cholesterol, improve your digestion and increase the overall health of your heart.

*Tip: Cut grapefruits in half and eat them, add pieces of them to your salad or drink grapefruit juice in the morning to start your day off right.

 

9 Surprising Health Benefits of Grapefruit

 

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--Nicole Dossantos Editor The Active Times

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