recently published an article in the Medical Journal of the United States, published the “six reasons for eating grapefruit” summarized by Dr. Lauren black, registered dietitian of the medical research center of Ohio State University.
1. Grapefruit is rich in vitamin C, which helps improve the health of the immune system. Eating half a grapefruit can get 78% of the recommended daily vitamin C level.
2. According to a study published in the Journal of drug fortified food, participants who ate half a grapefruit before each meal for 12 weeks lost an average of 3.5 pounds (about 1.6 kg). Grapefruit in a large number of enzymes and rich water, as well as low content of sodium, help to burn body fat. In addition, its rich dietary fiber helps to enhance satiety.
3. Studies have found that naringin ligand (the substance that makes grapefruit bitter) can successfully prevent the formation of renal cysts and prevent kidney stones. Experts suggest that drinking 1000 ml grapefruit juice every day can get the maximum benefit.
4. A study published in the British Journal of dentistry found that daily consumption of grapefruit by dental patients can reduce gingival bleeding. Prevention of cancer. A study published in the journal Nutrition biochemistry found that naringin ligands can stimulate DNA repair in cancer cells, thus achieving anti-cancer effect. Eating grapefruit often helps to reduce the risk of many cancers, such as gastric cancer, colon cancer, bladder cancer, breast cancer and esophageal cancer. Reduce the pressure. A study published in the Japanese Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology found that citrus fruits such as grapefruit can reduce stress and anxiety levels, calm mood and relieve depression. ▲