The benefits of eating grapefruit
December 14, 2006 12:13am CST
All citrus fruit are excellent sources of Vitamin C, which helps to maintain the body's defenses. The flavonoid narigenin is found in grapefruit. It is thought to reduce the risk of some cancers. Grapefruit can improve blood circulation and lower blood cholesterol levels. How much grapefruit should you eat? Citrus fruit can be eaten freely. Two or three citrus fruits can provide the body with 20 percent of its potassium requirements. Maximizing the benefits of grapefruit Grapefruit is best eaten peeled and raw. This is more beneficial than grapefruit juice. It is important also to eat the skin around the segments. Grapefruit is best eaten when fresh and chilled as this maximizes its vitamin C content.