Grapefruits are bursting with flavor and nutrition and if you do not throw them in your shopping cart every week, here are some reasons you should! Did you know it is a natural hybrid between an orange and pomelo?
Fruit is God’s gifts of natural vitamins. Grapefruits are packed with vitamin C and so much more. This helps give us and our kiddos an extra boost. There is something magical about consuming natural vitamins in our food. Our body processes them and uses them for protection right away.
Natural Fat Burner
This is no longer a myth. There is now scientific evidence to support this theory! In this study the participants lost weight over a 12 week period. Change it up and add one to your breakfast. Juice a few with some celery and apples. One of my favorite ways to change things up without any effort is by adding 2-4 drops of dōTERRA grapefruit oil to my water.
Lunge Cancer Prevention
It seems we are all affected by cancer today. We know someone who knows someone who is struggling with cancer. Our family has a strong focus on cancer prevention through potent essential oils and incorporating superfoods into our diets.
Grapefruit activates enzymes that fight against the deadly disease. Pink grapefruit has been shown to be especially effective in lung cancer prevention.
Fight Gum Disease
This one is especially important for our little ones. Kids love candy! I love mixing grapefruit into their diets (they love fresh juice) for the many benefits it has for their teeth and gums. Research has found that eating two grapefruit a day prevents and can reverse damage caused by gum disease. The conclusion was that free radicals are not formed when grapefruit is added to the diet. Getting kids to eat two can be quite challenging, but they will surely drink them!
Stabilizes Blood Sugar
Another reason to grab this plump fruit is because this low-glycemic food does not cause a spike in blood sugar after its consumption. The flavonoid known as naringenin in grapefruits increases the body’s sensitivity to insulin and also helps maintain a healthy body weight.
It is so important to protect our DNA. To help prevent cancer, healthy cell replication is key. In addition to naringenin protecting DNA, vitamin C is essential for preventing free radical damage. The vitamin C content and phytonutrients found in grapefruit help to prevent a number of issues related to DNA damage and oxidative stress, including: osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, and cancer growth.