Grapefruit Juice Benefits Tips
One cup of chopped grapefruit (97 calories) contains 120% of your daily need of vitamin C and 53% of your vitamin A requirement. It’s also a good source of potassium, thiamin, folate and magnesium.  
  • Nutrition Facts
  • Grapefruit Juice is an excellent source of:
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin A (beta-carotene)
  • Naringenin
  • D-glucaric acid
  • Grapefruit Juice is a good source of:
  • Potassium
  • Thiamin
  • Magnesium
  • Folate Acid
  • Limonene
  • Limonin
  • Nomilin
Make Grapefruit Juice
Preparing for Juicing
Do not peel, but instead, cut the outside yellow peel off with a sharp knife, leaving as much of the white pith as possible.
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Health Benefits
When eating or juicing grapefruit, peel off the skin but leave as much of the albedo intact as possible as it contains the highest amount of valuable bioflavonoids and other anti-cancer agents.

Acidity:Although grapefruit has a sub-acid taste, its juice actually has an alkaline reaction after digestion. This has a profound effect in the treatment of acidity in the digestive system that causes a host of other health problems.

Atherosclerosis:Pectin in this fruit has been found to be effective in reducing the accumulation of arterial deposits, and the vitamin C helps to strengthen and maintain the elasticity of arteries.

Breast cancer:  In another study, the bioflavonoids found in grapefruit was discovered to even halt cancer cells from spreading in breast cancer patients, by ridding the body of excess estrogen.

Common cold:A common cold is usually your body telling you that you are overworked. A regular drink of grapefruit during a stressful period gives your immune system the boost needed to prevent it coming on.

Cholesterol:  A certain compound found in grapefruit helps reduce the excessive production of cholesterol from the liver.

Diabetes:A diabetic can safely eat a grapefruit. In fact, more consumption of this fruit will help reduce the starches and sweets in the system. If you have a tendency towards diabetes, consume more grapefruit juice to prevent it.

Digestive disorder:This juice helps to promote digestion by increasing the flow of gastric juices. Eat the fruit together with its albedo and pith for their extra fiber that aids bowel movements.

Fatigue:At the end of a long and tiring day, drink a glass of grapefruit juice with lemon juice in equal parts with a little honey, to dispel all fatigue and tiredness.
Fever:  Besides drinking plenty of fluids, also drink grapefruit juice to reduce fever.

Insomnia:A drink of grapefruit juice before bedtime, helps to promote sleep and alleviates insomnia.
Pregnant woman:  The bioflavonoids and vitamin C help to reduce water retention and swelling of the legs during pregnancy.

Sore throat:  Drinking a freshly-squeezed grapefruit juice helps relieve sore throats and soothes coughs.
Stomach and pancreatic cancer:  The anti-cancer agents in grapefruit (especially in the albedo) are particularly protective against these cancers in the digestive system.

Weight-loss:This fruit has a fat-burning enzyme and can help to absorb and reduce the starch and sugar in the body. It is widely consumed by people who are trying to lose weight. If you don’t fall under the category of people mentioned below (look at “Caution” colum), then take a glass of grapefruit juice twice a day and eat normally.
The many benefits of grapefruits include:
High in vitamin C which boosts the immune system and helps fight colds and flu.
When eaten whole the fruit is an excellent source of the soluble fiber pectin which is good for the cardiovascular system, reducing high cholesterol.

Good For Allergies.

Helps prevent and heal infections of the throat and mouth.
The white pith is rich in bioflavonoids - these are great for the skin, and help reduce cellulite, and fluid retention.
The grapefruit seeds contain a natural antibiotic and antiseptic - another reason to eat or juice them whole. Grapefruit seed extract (GSE) is used to fight colds, sore throats, parasites, and yeast infections and to relieve indigestion.
Pink and red varities are high in lycopene which appears to significantly lower the risk of prostate cancer.
Contains many health promoting, anti-cancer plant chemicals including phenolic acid, limonoids, terpenes, and monoterpenes.
For more information on the benefits of vitamin C visit Orange Juice Vitamin C.

Caution: If you are currently on medication it is advisable to consult your doctor as grapefruits may increase your bodies ability to absorb the drug(s).

Grapefruit Juice Tips
If you are on a budget, often grapefruit will be cheaper than oranges. I have found them on sale at five for $1.99. Also, as an added bonus, you will get a higher juice yield from grapefruit compared to oranges.

Picking Perfect Produce

The tastiest grapefruits are grown in Texas and Florida. Pink grapefruits are sweeter and less acidic than white. Weight says a lot about what’s inside. As with all fruit, when it sits too long it begins to dehydrate and loses its moisture. Heavy means fresh and juicy.

Storing Your Produce

Grapefruit stores very well on the counter for a week and even longer in the fridge. Older, slightly shriveled ones are still good for juicing, and I find can even be a little sweeter.

Taste Combos

Grapefruit tastes great all by itself. I love to juice orange and grapefruit together, especially if the oranges are sweet and the grapefruit has a bit of a bite.


The grapefruit is a large orange-like fruit that belongs to the citrus family. It is a somewhat “new” addition to the family, deriving from a natural cross-breeding between orange and pomelo, thus its size.
The diameter of a grapefruit, depending on its variety, can range between four and six inches. Its albedo (the white matter under the skin) is about a quarter to half an inch thick. The fruit’s skin looks like that of an orange, but its flesh comes in white, pink or red.
It is called a grapefruit simply because it grows in clusters, like grapes. The taste of a grapefruit can be bitter and sour but it has so many health benefits.
Nutritional Benefits

Grapefruit doesn't only contain vitamin C which is commonly known to be protective against cold or flu. It is not just one nutrient that helps prevent a certain disease, but rather the combination of several ingredients in it that does the trick. This is the kind of nutritional power that we can find only in the way God makes our natural food.
This juicy fruit contains citric acid, natural sugars, essential oils like limonene, pinene and citral. It has high amounts of vitamin C, and smaller amounts of vitamin A, B complex, E and K.
In the mineral department, larger amounts of calcium, folate, phosphorus, and potassium are found. The nutritive phytonutrients of this voluptuous fruit—liminoids, flavonoids, lycopene and glucarates help fight cancer and various diseases.

Pink and red grapefruits are rich in beta-carotene and lycopene. All grapefruits are an excellent source of vitamin C and folate.

A good source of potassium and calcium, with smaller amounts of phosphorus, magnesium, sodium and iron. Includes trace amounts of zinc, copper and manganese.

Calories in Grapefruit Juice
100g of grapefruit juice contains approximately 39 calories.
The juice from one whole grapefruit (196g) contains just 76 calories.

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