Benefits Of Grapefruit

Benefits Of Grapefruit

The month of February is National Grapefruit Month! It may seem surprising that grapefruits have their own month, but after you find out its benefits you will understand. Grapefruits are full of vitamins, taste refreshing, and make a quick and healthy breakfast. However, it’s so much more than food. Check 5 benefits of this wonderful fruit:

  1. Healthy and diet friendly

Did you know grapefruits are full of vitamin C? They have 64% of your daily servings of it. Also, they contain potassium, lycopene, antioxidants, and are high in fiber. Being cholesterol-free, fat-free, and gluten-free makes them a great breakfast choice for those on a diet. Their bioflavonoids help protect the body against cancer and heart disease.

  1. Great for skin and hair

For skin and hair care applications, it offers astringent properties that help to balance oily skin and hair and is a useful addition to facial toners. The vitamin C helps fight skin damage caused by the sun and pollution.  It is also helpful for reducing cellulite and water retention. Try our grapefruit essential oil for your DIY recipes. Please note, it can make your skin more sensitive to the sun with excessive use.

  1. Hydrating

Since grapefruits consists of 91% water it makes them the most hydrating fruits. It also has electrolytes which helps prevent dehydration.

  1. Reduces Fatigue

Grapefruit juice is not only refreshing and delicious, but it can give you a boost of energy as well. According to the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health, Nootkatone, a characteristic constituent of grapefruit, stimulates energy metabolism and prevents diet-induced obesity by activating AMPK.

  1. Mood Boosting

The aroma of grapefruit is fresh and clean. When inhaled, it is known to uplift spirits and relieve stress. Because of its ability to improve your mood, grapefruit essential oil can be used to help with depression.
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