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Get All Of The Great Benefits Of Grapefruit With These Simple Juice Recipes

One of the most wonderful foods you can juice is grapefruit. The taste of grapefruit has a tangy tartness with an underlying sweetness that many people enjoy. There are many different varieties of grapefruit, including both seeded and seedless varieties as well as pink and white varieties. Grapefruit are at their best when they are in season from winter through early spring, but can be found at your local grocery store year round.

Grapefruit is an excellent source of vitamin C, a vitamin that boosts the immune system and helps reduce cold symptoms or the severity of cold symptoms. Vitamin C’s health benefits include a reduced risk of death from nearly all health causes including heart disease, stroke and cancer. Vitamin C is also associated with a reduction in the severity of inflammatory conditions, including asthma, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis.

Grapefruit contains pectin, a soluble fiber that has been shown to reduce cholesterol levels with regular consumption. Both white and pink grapefruit can reduce LDL (“bad”) cholesterol blood levels, and pink grapefruit has been found to lower triglycerides as well. In recent studies, both pink and white grapefruits positively influenced cholesterol levels, but pink grapefruit was found to be more than twice as effective.

Here are some simple juice recipes containing grapefruit to try.

Sun Kissed Juice Recipe

Ingredients

1/2 Grapefruit
1 tsp Honey
1 Orange
1/2 Pineapple

Directions

Process all ingredients in a juicer, shake or stir and serve.

Citrus Sensation Juice Recipe

Ingredients

1 Apple
1 Grapefruit
2 Peaches (pitted)

Directions

Process all ingredients in a juicer, shake or stir and serve.

Sunshade Juice Recipe

Ingredients

3 Carrots
1 Grapefruit
3 Radishes

Directions

Process all ingredients in a juicer, shake or stir and serve.

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