March 15, 2015 by Bob Hannum

Grapefruit juice and smoothies contain proven nutrients that protect your skin

Historical highlights

Grapefruit, often described as a & # 39; younger & # 39; among fruit growing varieties, only 300 years ago appeared on the scene!

By coincidence or hybridization the modern grapefruit descended from the Asian pomelo and the Jamaican sweet orange. The name comes from the small grape-like fruit that follows flowering. The whole grapefruit is used, including the flour, the fruit, the skin (candied) and the oil derived from the seeds. The essential oil of grapefruit is nowadays used as an aromatherapy to relieve emotional imbalance, stress and exhaustion.

Great benefitsGrapefruit juice

Grapefruit juice is low in calories and high in fiber, vitamins A, B complex and C, flavonoids, minerals – including calcium, iron, phosphorus and copper – and antioxidants. Grapefruit fiber, in the form of pectin, defends the colon against carcinogens and other toxins. Vitamin A promotes healthy skin and mucous membranes. Vitamin A in combination with the flavonoids in grapefruit improve vision and protect the body against oral and lung cancer.

Grapefruit Juice RecipesLycopene, an abundant flavonoid in grapefruit, is considered the most powerful antioxidant and protects the skin against harmful UV rays and thus protects against aging and cancer. Lycopene also plays a role in reducing the incidence of prostate cancer. B-complex nutrients contain a lot of grapefruit juice. Vitamin C is extremely high and an exceptionally powerful antioxidant that protects the body against infections and helps remove free radicals. Vitamin C not only helps maintain healthy connective tissue and the healing of skin wounds, but also helps the body absorb iron, which is necessary for the formation of red blood cells. Grapefruit contains a lot of iron, calcium, copper and phosphorus, but is exceptionally rich in potassium, which helps to keep blood pressure under control.

Juicing & Smoothie Recipes for Grapefruit

Grapefruit Apple spice

1 Grapefruit – remove the peel
2 apples – core, peel and everything!
1 inch Ginger
Now I just want to add some greens to my juice and smoothie recipes for a nutritional punch, because all greens and Brussels sprouts are superfoods. So add a handful of your favorite greenery, such as Collards, Beet Greens, Kale or Baby Spinach Wheatgrass is my absolute favorite.

Grapefruit Carrot Delight
1 Grapefruit – remove the peel
2 carrots with peel
1 "Wheatgrass

More delicious and powerful recipes can be found in Juicing & Smoothie Recipes that heal! available here in the box on the right and for Kindle, Nook and iPad users
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