3 Health Benefits of Eating Grapefruits

By: The Hale Groves Team | On: | Category: Healthy Eating

Eating Florida grapefruits gives you a lot of the benefits that you would get from Florida oranges, plus some special benefits that only come from grapefruits. Grapefruit juice can be used in almost all the same recipes that orange juice can, but will add a little bit of tartness to whatever you are making. Grapefruits are just as portable and versatile as oranges. So change up your citrus routine by alternating Florida oranges and Florida grapefruits as part of your daily diet to stay as healthy as possible. Check out these three health benefits you can only get from grapefruits:

Weight management – Grapefruits and grapefruit juice have been proven to help people lose weight and maintain a healthy weight. Grapefruits contain an element which helps block the absorption of carbs into the body. Your body will burn stored fat for fuel when there are no carbs present so drinking grapefruit juice or eating grapefruits everyday will help your body burn more stored fat and help you lose weight or maintain your current healthy weight. Eating grapefruit everyday is a great way to help your body regulate itself to correct weight problems because you will also get all the vitamins and minerals your body needs to work more efficiently in addition to the weight loss benefits.

Fighting off infection and illness – Grapefruit juice is full of flavonoids which help your body fight off infection and can even help your body stay safe from carcinogens that can cause cancer and other serious illnesses. Studies have shown that eating a grapefruit everyday or drinking grapefruit juice everyday can significantly reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease and may be a contributing factor in the avoidance of more serious conditions. The flavonoids in grapefruit juice combined with the Vitamin C, Folate and other vitamins and minerals that are found in the juice make grapefruit juice a disease busting powerhouse that also tastes great.

Maintaining vision – Pink and red grapefruits have large amounts of Beta Carotene, an element that is necessary in order to keep your eyes healthy and strong. Just a single eight ounce glass of grapefruit juice or eating one grapefruit per day is enough to help maintain your vision and fight off the ravages of eye strain, aging, and other stressors that can chip away at your vision. If you are at risk for macular degeneration or if you are worried about maintaining your eye health, start drinking grapefruit juice everyday or eating a Florida grapefruit everyday to protect your sight.

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