The grapefruit has arisen from the mixture that was made between the orange and the grapefruit, it has western Indian origin. It is a fruit that stands out, for having a high content of antioxidants, which collaborate widely against premature aging.
Another property that stands out is its low sugar content, due to this it is incredible to incorporate into diets that you want to lose weight, and it also accelerates the metabolism. Here are some benefits:
It helps our heart: those people who consume one of them per day, have the possibility of noticing a reduction of up to 15% of the bad cholesterol they have in the blood, and it also helps a lot with triglycerides, which are reduced by a 27%.
It helps to have a much smoother skin: in the case of having dark colored spots, on the elbows and knees, through it you can forget about them. It has a very high vitamin C content, and because of that you have the possibility of being able to notice a fading of the spots that are caused on the skin, specifically those that have a lot of pigment in the skin. For this, you must cut a grapefruit in half, and then add a little sugar and start rubbing it on the skin.
It is recommended that to perform this last treatment, it be done at night, because the sun can stain the skin even more, instead of reaching its objective.
Dr. Samantha Robson ( CRN: 0510146-5) is a nutritionist and website content reviewer related to her area of expertise. With a postgraduate degree in Nutrition from The University of Arizona, she is a specialist in Sports Nutrition from Oxford University and is also a member of the International Society of Sports Nutrition.