Pucker Up with Grapefruit

I don’t know how you feel about grapefruit, some people love them and some people think they are to bitter and sour. Florida is the number one producer of grapefruit worldwide and the season for them is between June and November. The grapefruit did not start out as a grapefruit like an orange or lemon. Grapefruit were cross bred with an orange and a pomelo. They grow in a cluster like grapes and that is where they got their name.
Grapefruit is high in nutrients and low in calories at 52 calories for a half of a grapefruit. A half of a grapefruit also gives you 64% of your needed Vitamin C for the day. Because of the high Vitamin C content it is great to fight free radicals that lead to cancer. Grapefruit with it’s high potassium levels may help lower the risk of a stroke and help with blood pressure and heart health. If that is not enough, grapefruit is great for our skin and helps prevent wrinkles and help with skin damage due to pollutants and the sun because of the high Vitamin C levels.

Weight loss may be achieved by eating a half of a grapefruit before meals because it can be help with insulin and metabolism by curbing your snacking. Grapefruit needs to be avoided when taken with certain medicines and if you have certain medical conditions. Always check with your doctor and make sure it is safe to eat grapefruit. My favorite way to eat grapefruit is to cut in half and add some side toppings of granola, yogurt, a pinch of brown sugar, and white sugar. YUM!

-Tamara, Founder


1 Comment on Pucker Up with Grapefruit

  1. I love grapefruit! I never thought to add toppings but they look so delish!

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