Here’s a photo of a nice, tall glass of grapefruit juice. Not even grape juice can compete, as far as I’m concerned. I didn’t used to like it when I was a kid. As an “adult”, though, I started to crave it. Haven’t looked back since. Some benefits of grapefruit juice (ideally, you should get it from a juicer rather than…um…Ocean Spray bottles) can be found on “Juicing for Health.com”. Here are a few of the benefits:
Acidity: Although grapefruit has a sub-acid taste, its juice actually has an alkaline reaction after digestion. This has a profound effect in the treatment of acidity in the digestive system that causes a host of other health problems.
Atherosclerosis: Pectin in this fruit has been found to be effective in reducing the accumulation of arterial deposits, and the vitamin C helps to strengthen and maintain the elasticity of arteries.
Common cold: A common cold is usually your body telling you that you are overworked. A regular drink of grapefruit during a stressful period gives your immune system the boost needed to prevent it coming on.
Cholesterol: A certain compound found in grapefruit helps reduce the excessive production of cholesterol from the liver.
Fatigue: At the end of a long and tiring day, drink a glass of grapefruit juice with lemon juice in equal parts with a little honey, to dispel all fatigue and tiredness.
Fever: Besides drinking plenty of fluids, also drink grapefruit juice to reduce fever.
Insomnia: A drink of grapefruit juice before bedtime, helps to promote sleep and alleviates insomnia.
Pregnant woman: The bioflavonoids and vitamin C help to reduce water retention and swelling of the legs during pregnancy.
Sore throat: Drinking a freshly-squeezed grapefruit juice helps relieve sore throats and soothes coughs.
Weight-loss: This fruit has a fat-burning enzyme and can help to absorb and reduce the starch and sugar in the body. It is widely consumed by people who are trying to lose weight. If you don’t fall under the category of people mentioned below (look at “Caution” colum), then take a glass of grapefruit juice twice a day and eat normally.
Drink up! Cheers!