Food Focus- Grapefruit


Good Afternoon and Happy Sunday!

I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend.

Today, I want to talk about the seasonal food, GRAPEFRUIT!  I absolutely love grapefruit and feel that it is associated as being a diet food due to the popular 80’s  Grapefruit Diet.  Anyone else remember this?  I might be aging myself here, but essentially you ate 1/2 a grapefruit at every meal and it was supposed to help melt off the pounds.

Now, I don’t necessarily believe that will happen, but I do believe that grapefruit is a great addition to your daily diet for multiple reasons.

Health Benefits of Grapefruit

1) Rich in Vitamin C- helps boost your immune system which is crucial right now with the colds that are going around.

2) Aids in Weight Loss- high in fat-burning enzymes that help boost your metabolism.  Try eating a grapefruit a day.

3) High in Vitamin A– that helps to combat skin damage caused by oxidative stress.   Protects skin from dryness, psoriasis, acne, and wrinkles.

4) Soothes Sore Throats and Coughs-mix some grapefruit juice with warm water and honey.  This will reduce inflammation in the through and soothe the inner lining.

5) Helps with Insomnia- grapefruit contains lycopene which helps induce sleep.  Try drinking a warm glass of grapefruit juice before bed for better sleep.

One of my favorite grapefruit varieties is the Organic Honeygold Grapefruit that is only in stores …

What do you think?