Why You Should Start Your Day With Grapefruit
By Genevieve Cunningham
Grapefruit. This large and sour citrus fruit is quite unique. Along with its very own distinct flavor, it also comes with a distinct smell and, more importantly, its own set of healthy benefits for the body. Many of the benefits are already known, and because of this, grapefruit has been on the healthy food list for quite some time. But what makes it so great? And how much should you really eat? If you’re not already on the grapefruit train, take a look at these great reasons to start your day with grapefruit for a healthy kickstart to the day.
It Has a Blast of Vitamin C
Citrus fruit, including the tangy grapefruit, all have high levels of Vitamin C. This vitamin is crucial for our long-term wellness. Vitamin C is a natural immune booster. By eating a fair share, you may find that the immune system is stronger, which means less illness on a regular basis. If you want to start the day off healthy, a boost in the immune system is the perfect way to promote wellness and fight germs all day long.
It Lowers Cholesterol
Our bodies actually have two kinds of cholesterol … good and bad. We want to keep our good cholesterol and lower bad cholesterol levels. As it happens, grapefruit is great for both of these goals! And what does this mean for the average person? It means better heart health. For starting each day, what better way could there be than with a boost in heart health?
It Lowers Blood Pressure
Grapefruit has long been known to be a natural blood pressure medication. In fact, it’s so effective in lowering blood pressure, people who take prescribed medication must be careful when eating this citrus fruit. Some are even advised to avoid the fruit completely. For those without blood pressure problems, this is just a nice bonus to starting the day off in a healthier manner.
Some people love grapefruit and its slightly sour flavor. Others tolerate it, but perhaps it’s not their favorite. Wherever you fall on the spectrum, there’s no denying that grapefruit is a great way to get the day started off on the right foot. Add a slice, a whole fruit, or some juice to your breakfast menu, and make every morning a nod to better health.
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