What’s better than a lower calorie food? How about one packed with nutrients like fiber, potassium, lycopene, vitamin C, choline, and magnesium? Look no further than grapefruit. The potential benefits of grapefruit can give you an upper hand on a wide variety of ailments like the common cold, constipation, influenza and so much more.
1. Appetite control: For just 52 calories, this pink fruit contains a decent amount of fiber – 2 grams for each half of a medium-sized fruit. Per research, dietary fiber promotes energy control and reduces the risk of developing obesity by inducing feelings of fullness.
2. Boosts immune system: Due to copious amounts of vitamin C grapefruit may aid in fighting the common cold. One study also suggests that vitamin C may also protect against cancers of the mouth and stomach, stroke, and heart attack.
3. Cellulite reduction: Per the International Journal of Cosmetic Science, grapefruit can be used to reduce cellulite, due to its significant levels of anti-inflammatory and skin-cleansing agents, including the enzyme bromelain, which is known to help break down cellulite. Meanwhile, when combined with a topical cream that contains caffeine has can reportedly have a slimming effect.
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