The National American Organization of chemists recommends grapefruit juice as an obligatory part of the breakfast since this fruit serves as a great preventive against cancer of the lungs and the colon.
Grapefruit is a tropical plant of the family of citrus fruits, and the Aborigines from Australia knew its healing powers and used it as a universal remedy.
Grapefruit is a rich source of vitamin C (half of the fruit contains more than half of the recommended daily dose) and pectin, which lowers the level of cholesterol in the blood.
Yellow grapefruit has a lower concentration of vitamin C than the pink and red ones, which protect against cancer because they contain flavonoids -- neutralizers of substances that encourage the development of malignant cells.
The National American Organization of chemists recommended grapefruit juice as an obligatory part of the breakfast because this fruit is a great preventive a means against lung cancer and colon.
Recent findings confirm that grapefruit is particularly effective in the fight against viruses and bacteria, so it is recommended in the treatment of flu and colds. The extract from the grapefruit seeds, on the other hand, is a powerful agent against about 800 species of bacteria and about 100 species of fungi.
An essence made from its cures insomnia, as well as symptoms caused by diseases of the stomach and heart, while the leaf extract has anti-inflammatory properties.
The juice is rich in bioflavonoids that improve digestion and encourage the process of weight loss, have positive effect on the function of the liver and strengthen arteries.
Red grapefruit juice contains lycopene and carotenoids that have antirheumatic properties and mitigate the symptoms that follow osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, but at the same time act on the balance of hematocrit levels as well.
The grapefruit successfully cleans intestines and stabilizes intestinal flora thanks to the special ingredient Naringine, which gives it a little bitter taste, accelerates the process of digestion. It is also a good source of pantothenic acid (vitamin B5), which plays a key role in cellular energy production.
The study of German scientists suggests that eating grapefruit helps in the fight against diseases of the dental meat. Studies have shown that only two fruits a day reduce the risk of bleeding gums.