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Grapefruit

Grapefruit

Grapefruit looks more like an orange but grows in clusters just like grapes. Rightfully called ‘citrus paradisi’ in Latin, meaning ‘the citrus from paradise’, this bitter sour fruit possesses a host of health benefits.
Rich in vitamin C and pectin, grapefruit not only improves the immune system but also reduces arterial deposits from accumulating and maintains the elasticity of the arteries. The fruit from paradise is also rich in potassium, vitamin A and fibre. Grapefruit tastes sour and acidic, however, once it is digested it produces an alkaline reaction, and is hence considered extremely beneficial for curing acidity and improving the functioning of the digestive system. If you are suffering from insomnia, eating grapefruit on a daily basis before bedtime can help to get some sleep. Grapefruit contains enzymes that help to burn fat and prevent storage of sugars and starch. Snacking on grapefruit between meals is good for weight loss. The fruit is also beneficial for pregnant women, as it solves the problem of water retention and swelling on legs. It is also an antioxidant, and hence reduces the chances of cancer. Drinking fresh grapefruit juice is a good remedy for curing a sore throat.

 

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