7 Surprising Grapefruit Benefits

Grapefruit boosts immunity.

These tangy pink treats are vitamin C-packed. Fresh red or pink grapefruit has over 30 milligrams of this vitamin per 100 grams. 

Grapefruit may reduce insulin resistance.

Women's sports dietitian Gabriela Barreto, MS, RD, CDN, cites research suggesting grapefruit may reduce insulin resistance. 

Grapefruit boosts potassium.

A cup of grapefruit includes 300 milligrams of potassium, almost as much as a banana, the potassium king.

Grapefruit boosts collagen.

As you know, grapefruit is high in vitamin C and can boost collagen synthesis. Grapefruit may boost collagen production as you age.


Heart-healthy grapefruit.

Grapefruit is heart-healthy. "Grapefruit supports heart health thanks to its high fiber, potassium, and antioxidant content," explains Blogilates nutrition lead Breanna Woods, MS RD.

Grapefruit aids weight reduction.

We know grapefruit doesn't speed fat reduction. It's full and low-calorie, so it's a great weight loss strategy. Grapefruit is abundant in fiber, which may help you lose weight by keeping you fuller longer.

Grapefruit aids iron absorption.

Barreto claims that one grapefruit provides 64% of people' vitamin C needs. Vitamin C's high content aids iron absorption.

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