Grapefruit is a Superfruit!

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by Nicole Bloomberg, MBA
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Grapefruits is an amazing Superfruit! It helps to burn fat when eaten before other food, which makes it a perfect way to start your day and they are packed with antioxidants! The bright side? They are a powerful fruit that helps with blood pressure, heart health, they help you fight off hunger, lower cholesterol, andboost fiber intake!  The combo of fiber, potassium, lycopene, vitamin C, and choline in grapefruit all help to maintain a healthy heart. Why they sometimes have a bad rap? Read on to find out.

We love them as a snack for the Summer because you can take them on the go & they help to relieve thirst due to high water content. Bonus  they are low in calories!

Check with your Dr or health professional before consuming grapefruits, a lot of medications warn not to eat grapefruits or drink grapefruit juice when taking certain medications. The bad news, is they inhibit an enzyme in the intestines called CYP3A4,  which plays a key role in breaking down certain medications in the body!

6 of our fav “Superfruits” we love this Summer, shop at your local grocery store or farmers market!You should be eating five to nine portions of fruit or vegetables a day!

1.

Strawberries

Strawberries are bursting with vitamin C; just a cup full and you’ve already reached your recommended daily intake. They are also an excellent source of folic acid, which can help protect your heart.

2.

Goji Berries

High in vitamin A&C, fiber, zinc, iron and contain all 8 amino acids.

Bad rap for Goji berries:

Check that it doesn’t interact with medication you are taking it can also lower your blood sugar, and could be dangerous if you are breastfeeding or pregnant and can cause miscarriage. It is also High in vitamin A and can cause Vitamin A toxicity.

3.

Bananas

Known to be high in potassium, it is a healthy carb that fills you up and helps to boost your metabolism.

4.

Apples

High in  Fiber & anti-inflammatory properties can help protect you from heart disease!

5.

Cantaloupe

Great for that glowing youthful skin, it contains Vitamin A  which boosts cell reproduction, making it a natural exfoliator,

6.

Avocados ( Avocado Toast)

High in Potassium, have more then bananas!

Packed with monounsaturated fat and fatty acids,

 Healthy fats in avocados also promote the absorption of other carotenoids—especially beta-carotene and lycopene. They are high in antioxidants which includes the carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin, which is incredibly important for the eyes.

 

Disclaimer: This is just a list of our favourite super fruits from an editorial perspective, we are not health professional. We strongly advise to check with with your medical professional or doctor before consuming certain foods, especially when breastfeeding or pregnant. We at Pink & Blue Magazine Ltd.are  not responsible if you consume certain foods.

 

 

 

 

 

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