Ruby Red Grapefruit, high fibre, low cal, wrinkle fighting, anti cancer and immune buiding can you afford not too

English: A grapefruit cut in half.

English: A grapefruit cut in half. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Health Benefits of Ruby Red Grapefruit

The big, beautiful ruby red is absolutely bursting with vitamin A, vitamin C, beta-carotene, fibre, lycopene and naringenin

WELLNESS

 

This sweet and tangy citrus fruit has won over the hearts and palettes of health conscious foodies and home cooks because of its effervescent sunshine punch of flavor and its significant health benefits including but not limited to

Adrenal gland health Vitamin C has been researched to prove critical to proper adrenal gland function

Anti-cancer properties Vitamin C is a mighty anti-oxidant that combats the cell-damaging free radicals that can cause various cancers including those of the cervix, esophagus, oral cavity, pancreas, rectum and stomach.  Naringenin is a flavonoid anti-oxidant, which has been shown to stimulate cell repair in patients suffering from prostate cancer.   And, as if that weren’t enough, ruby reds also contain beta-carotene, yet another flavonoid anti-oxidant that fights off free radicals

Arthritis Anti-oxidant vitamin C de-activates those sinister free radicals that often cause inflammation in folks suffering from osteo-arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis

Eye health Vitamin A is essential for the proper maintenance of healthy eye tissue and can protect the eyes from age-related macular degeneration and promote higher visual acuity for all

Healthy bones and teeth Vitamin C is essential for healthy gums.  Vitamin A and beta-carotene are both good for healthy teeth

Heart health Lycopene stops LDL, or “bad cholesterol” from doing damage to arterial walls.  The various anti-oxidants in ruby red grapefruit, lycopene included, have been known to lower triglycerides.   The ruby red’s high fibre content helps lower cholesterol.  Vitamin C has the capacity to lower blood pressure and fight atherosclerosis.  The ruby red grapefruit is also a cholesterol-free food, and that is always great news for those loving their heart

Immune system health Vitamin C is the world heavyweight champ when it comes to building and maintaining a healthy immune system and warding off and lessening the symptoms of an almost innumerable amount of disease ranging from the common cold to influenza to HIV

Kidney health Drinking grapefruit juice, in particular, is rumored to be an excellent means of preventing the formation of kidney stones

BEAUTY

Anti-oxidant properties This ruby red princess of citrus fruits is an absolute amalgam of anti-oxidants including vitamins A and C, beta-carotene and naringenin, all of which combat the cell-damaging free radicals that can cause premature aging.  In your defense, they keep your hair follicles healthy and well-maintained for proper hair growth and your nails resilient and less prone to easy breakage

Vitamin C This superpower vitamin helps build healthy collagen and can ward of age-related wrinkles and fine lines and result in firmer more elastic skin overall

WEIGHT LOSS

This delicious, nutritious and succulent fruit is a waist watcher’s dream as it is low in calories (a mere 102 for a whole grapefruit) high in fibre (4 grams per fruit) and cholesterol-free.  This fruit is a snack that will never leave you disappointed.  Its tangy sweetness will enliven your taste buds and keep you feeling full and sated.  The wealth of fibre will keep your digestive system on track and flush out your body, resulting in a more steady weight loss

 

COOKING

 

Ruby red grapefruits are sublime when eaten all natural, sliced in half with a sharp knife and scooped out with a silver spoon.  They can be a simple and simply delicious part of a balanced breakfast a replete with some lightly buttered whole wheat toast and a soft boiled egg sprinkled with sea salt, or as a mid-morn or mid-afternoon pick-me-up snack

Ruby red grapefruit wedges are pretty-in-pink additions to a festive fruit salad to bring to your next backyard family gathering or potluck pick company picnic.  Or, you can toss together a savory salad filled with grapefruit wedges, bitter chicory, red-wine vinegar, honey, olive oil and your favorite spices, to taste

A sweet, salty and slightly spicy and surprising appetizer is a ruby red grapefruit and lobster meat ceviche mingled with other popular citrus juices, a jaunt of fresh cilantro and a dash of red chili flakes.  Take that, taste buds!

Ruby red grapefruit cupcakes are sure to be a hot-seller at the next spring bake sale or a hit with the kids at the next class birthday party.  Plus, you are sneaking in a bit of healthiness disguised as dessert into their diets, which is always good

On a slow Saturday, simmer up and serve some brilliantly colored ruby red grapefruit marmalade that is pure delight when spread on French crepes or slathered on already buttered fresh baked scones

Ruby red grapefruit gelato or sorbet is a thirst-quenching body-cooling summer treat

And for an intoxicatingly delicious nightcap, add some freshly squeezed ruby red grapefruit juice to your favorite liquor libation (vodka and gin work just fine) and shake the night away…

 

Interesting fact about the Ruby Red Grapefruit:  Ruby Red Grapefruit is the official emblematic fruit of the big state of Texas where it is said to have originated. 

 

 

This photograph shows two pink grapefruits (Ci...

This photograph shows two pink grapefruits (Citrus ×paradisi), one of the two cut in pieces. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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