The tart, bitter tang of grapefruit is a taste of sunshine in the mouth. Grapefruit is also full of rich vitamins and nutrients--a super-food, if you will--because it is so healthy for us. Grapefruit juice ranks as one of the highest ranking juices in antioxidants, molecules which are known for their cancer-fighting properties. Antioxidants combat free radicals, harmful substances that cause damage to cells in the body and are ultimately responsible for disease. Here are three types of antioxidants that grapefruit contains:
New research from the American Chemical Society supports adding more grapefruit juice into our diet. Drinking 18 ounces of grapefruit juice per day proved to reduce the activity of an enzyme that activates cancer-causing chemicals in tobacco smoke. In rats, grapefruit compounds increased the destruction of colon cancer cells and promoted the production of normal colon cells
As we all seek to add more fruits and vegetables to our diet, put grapefruit at the top of your list. Whether eaten whole or drunk in the form of grapefruit juice, you are equipping your body with antioxidants to fight cancer cells. Although more research needs to be done to show exactly how grapefruit protects against cancer and how effective it is, grapefruit clearly is a fruit that has healing and restorative properties (Source: WHFoods.com).
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