Power of Grapefruit

Do not underestimate grapefruits. Only one half of a medium pink grapefruit contains approximately 52 calories, 0 grams of fat, 0 grams of sodium, 0 grams of cholesterol, 13 grams of carbohydrates (including 8.5 grams of sugar and 2 grams of dietary fiber), and 1 gram of protein. Consuming one half of a fruit daily will satisfy 64% of your vitamin C needs, 28% of vitamin A, 2% of calcium, and 2% of magnesium.

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Vitamin C and the antioxidant, when eaten fresh or applied to skin, can help to fight skin damage caused by the sun and pollution, reduce wrinkles and improve overall skin tone and texture. Also, grapefruits can help to deal or prevent constipation and promote regularity for a healthy digestive tract.

There are different theories when it comes to grapefruits and weight- loss. Some studies show fantastic results and credit grapefruits for transformation. However, other theories demonstrated that The grapefruit diets cause weight loss because they are low in calories, not because grapefruit has any magical properties. I personally agree with the low-calorie theory.  One way or the other, grapefruits are healthy, so keep them in your menu!

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