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The grapefruit tree, belonging to the rutáceas family, originates from the SE. of Asia and is cultivated, for its fruit (called in some countries grapefruit) in the subtropical zones.
It is of medium size (reaches between five and six meters in height), with dense and rounded crown.
leaves large, oval, sharp and dark green, pubescent on the underside. As for its flowers, they are white and perfumed.
The voluminous fruit (sometimes the size of a small melon) is spherical with yellow-orange or reddish-pink skin. The pulp is acidic and segmented and its hue varies according to the crops, although it can be white, pink or red.
The grapefruit was considered one of the “Seven wonders of Barbados”. Before the consumption of the fruit became popular at the end of the 19th century, the tree was already cultivated as an ornamental plant
Nutritional and healing properties
Grapefruit or grapefruit pulp is composed of water and fiber, but also contains pectin, which lowers cholesterol levels, is rich in potassium and vitamins B, E and especially C, as well as in folate, iron calcium and other minerals.
Varieties of tonality pink and red are rich in vitamin A anti-oxidant. Grapefruit also contains lycopene which helps prevent prostate cancer and others, favors the prevention of heart and liver disease and even helps improve sperm count.
Antioxidant flavonoldes have recently been examined extensively by North American and Chinese researchers. It is said that a concrete flavonolde, called naringenin, helps repair the damaged DNA of human prostate cells.
Grapefruit also contains phytonutrients called limonoldes that inhibit tumor formation and are powerful anticarcinogens that can prevent cell proliferation. cancerous.
Juice helps protect the body against lung and colon cancer. Its components increase not only the death of cancer cells, but also the production of normal colon cells.
Grapefruit helps lose weight because it has an enzyme that burns fat and can help absorb and reduce starch and the sugar in the body. It is widely consumed by people who are trying to lose weight.
On the other hand, bioflavonoids and vitamin C help reduce water retention and swelling of the feet during pregnancy .
At the end of a long and tiring day, drink a glass of grapefruit juice with lemon juice in equal parts with a little honey, to dissipate all the fatigue and fatigue.
The grapefruit seed extract is a natural preservative with antiviral, antibacterial, antiparasitic and antifungal properties established for various ailments.
Remedy with grapefruit or grapefruit for gallstones or stone in the gallbladder: Mix a teaspoon of olive oil in 1/2 cup of juice and drink before breakfast every morning. This remedy stimulates the production of bile relieves pain and facilitate the elimination of gallstones.
Remedy with grapefruit or grapefruit for halitosis or bad breath: Prepare a juice with a peach, 1/2 grapefruit, 1/4 of mango, two branches of good grass and half a cup of water. Take a glass daily.
Remedy with grapefruit or grapefruit for diabetes : Take an orange juice daily.
Remedy with grapefruit or grapefruit for  heavy digestion : Wash and chop 1 grapefruit with peel and mix with 2 cups of water that are boiling. Let the mixture stand overnight, then strain and drink the liquid before a very large meal.
Remedy with grapefruit or grapefruit to lose weight: Wash, cut in half and extract the juice from a grapefruit. Then, mix with 1 ounce of water. Take sips one hour before each meal.
Remedy with grapefruit or grapefruit to strengthen the immune system: Wash and extract the juice of 3 guavas, 1 orange 2 lemons and 1 grapefruit and place in a blender. Boil 1 onion girl and 1/2 cup of water for 5 minutes. Remove the onion from the water and place in the blender. Blend for a few moments and drink this juice early in the morning.
Remedy with grapefruit or grapefruit for osteoporosis: Wash, chop and extract the juice of a grapefruit and place in a blender together with 2 branches chopped celery. Blend for a moment. and take once or twice a day.
Remedy with grapefruit or grapefruit for the heart: Wash, cut in half and extract the juice of 3 grapefruits. Then, pour into the blender, along with 1 slice of melon, 1/2 slice of pineapple, 1/2 apples and 2 celery sticks. Blend for a moment and strain, then serve. Add a few drops of lemon. Take 2 times a week
Remedy with grapefruit or grapefruit for hangover or raw : Place in the blender a pair of lettuce, 1 kiwi and 1 grapefruit leaves ( juice) and liquefy for a few moments. Take a glass of this juice.
Remedy with grapefruit or grapefruit for Influenza: Pour 2 tablespoons of sage and a grapefruit peel into a cup of boiling water. Cover and let cool. Drink a cup three times a day to breathe better and relieve the stomach that is unwell by the flu .
Healthy Recipe with Grapefruit # 1 Grapefruit and Fruit Bowl
Ingredients (for 4 people)
2 Large Grapefruits
1 Red Apple
1 Banana or banana
16 black grapes
A few leaves of fresh basil
Cut the grapefruit in half and remove the pulp (without damaging the skin) and cut it into wedges. Wash the grapes and under the tap. Peel the apple carefully, dishearten it and cut it into small segments. Peel the kiwi and cut it into half moons.
Peel the banana and cut it into medium slices. Clean the basil leaves, cut them and mix them with the fruits. Finally, fill the grapefruit shells with the mixture ..
When selecting a grapefruit look for one that is round, heavy for its size, elastic to the touch, with a soft and thin skin and that emits a sweet aroma. Wash them and store them in an open container in the refrigerator.
The components of grapefruit juice slow down the normal detoxification processes of the intestines and liver and are known to increase the circulating levels of various drugs. It is, therefore, advisable not to drink it when you are taking any medication. Learn more contraindications of grapefruit or grapefruit and its side effects.
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