Grapefruit Splendor

grapefruitHow often do you contemplate the majesty of a common grapefruit?

Here’s your chance. Let’s start with a recipe.

Sip this delightful, refreshing, and cleansing fruit-and-vegetable thirst quencher!

Ingredients:

1 large grapefruit, peeled and quartered

2 large apples, quartered

2 carrots, chopped

1 small beet, chopped

1 small knob ginger, chopped

1/2 c filtered water

Directions:

If you have a juicer, you know what to do! If not, place all ingredients into a blender and mix until well combined and liquefied, adding water as needed.

You may enjoy immediately, with all the pulp. If you prefer, strain the mixture by placing a cheese cloth over a bowl, gathering the four corners of the cloth, and pouring the mixture through. Twist and squeeze out the juice, separating the pulp. Enjoy!

Grapefruit Good for Arteries

In this study, 48 postmenopausal women drank about 12 ounces of grapefruit juice per day, or a placebo, in two six-month alternating phases. While there were no changes during the placebo phases, blood vessel flexibility improved when the women drank grapefruit juice. Doctors measured the elasticity of the aorta, which increased after six months drinking grapefruit juice. Discussing the findings, doctors said that bioactive compounds in grapefruit juice, particularly antioxidant flavanones, may prevent arterial stiffening. More studies may help quantify dietary recommendations to benefit public health.

Reference: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition; May, 2015, Published Online

 

There you have it! The many splendors of grapefruits laid out for you. This is just a beginning. Explore more!

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