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Is any Benefits of Grapefruit ?


how helps Grapefruit to our health? please suggest me.
  bailavis on 2011-03-31
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Grapefruit is rich in vitamin C and has contributed to our diet with regular consumption of grapefruit juice and orange juice have a significantly higher content of vitamin C. In addition, plenty of grapefruit bioflavonoids, which allows the natural sources of vitamin C works better than pure synthetic ascorbic acid. It is also much folate, flavonglykosider, pectin and potassium in grapefruit. The fruit peel is the volatile aromatic oils.

A large English study has shown that excessive intake of vitamin C from fruits and vegetables protects against (C)ancer and heart disease and reduces both death due to heart attack and stroke. In this study gave vitamin C such as vitamin tablets are not the same effect. It is believed that vitamin C in fruits and vegetables have a better effect, because these are rich in antioxidants and other healthful substances.

Grapefruit, as all other citrus fruits good cholesterol-reducing effect and acts favorably on the composition of fats in the blood. It is due to content of pectin and fiber in grapefruit.

The content of pectin in grapefruit in combination with vitamin C and flavonglykosider is probably the main reason that a number of studies have shown that grapefruit and citrus fruits protect against several (C)ansers, including (C)anser of the stomach, prostate, breast and colon. Modified citruspektin (MCP) also seems to reduce the spread of these (C)ansers.

The combination of vitamin C and flavonoids such as hesperidin in grapefruit makes the grapefruit has a protective effect against viral infections. In grapefruit essence, there are substances that strongly inhibiting the growth of fungi and bacteria. Grapefruit seed extract can be found in health food stores and can use internally as a means to mitigate fungal infections and it also has a relatively broad-spectrum antibiotic effective against a variety of bacteria.

Sincerly; Parakletos
[message edited by Parakletos on Thu, 31 Mar 2011 15:15:26 BST]
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