Natural Health and Beauty Uses of Grapefruit

Weight Loss

Consuming grapefruit juice during meals can reduce weight gain, lower blood pressure and improve insulin sensitivity. Grapefruit juice can aid to absorb and reduce the starch and sugar in the body and thus aid in weight loss. Naringenin, a flavonoid found predominately in Grapefruit that helps the liver burn fat instead of storing it, lower insulin levels and lower blood sugar levels. Consume Grapefruit in the morning to jumpstart your metabolism, and drink the juice with and between meals to reduce fat storage.

Hair Health

Grapefruit is high in biotin, which is commonly taken as a supplement for women’s hair growth. Biotin is a key component of enzymes in the body that aid in breaking down fats and carbs. Massaging grapefruit essential oil in your hair has been said to increase hair regrowth, restore shine and strength to your strands. Grapefruit can also be extremely cleansing and deodorizing for the hair, so those who have more oily hair may benefit from using grapefruit oil.

Fresh Ripe Grapefruit

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Skin Care

Grapefruit contains potassium and antioxidants which can aid in smoothing wrinkles, clearing age spots and discoloration, as well as protect against harmful UV rays.Grapefruits high Vitamin C concentration can be used to brighten the skin. Grapefruit can be used topically on your face to exfoliate, detox and brighten skin with an easy DIY recipe. Simply add the grapefruit juice to water, and/or baking soda and apply directly to your face.

Immune System Support

Grapefruit is very high in Vitamin C, one grapefruit contains more than 110% of our recommended daily intake of Vitamin C. This helps fight infection and prevent illness. Grapefruit seed extract is a liquid substance from the seeds of grapefruit and is commonly used for fighting colds. The extract can help to get rid bacteria, fight against infections and help prevent future illness, especially if taken at the first sign of a cold or fever.

 

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