April 23, 2012

citrus x paradisi

We all know how much I love spring. The one downside? Grapefruit season ends! And I really truly love grapefruit. Not even for weird diet purposes. I just love grapefruit... almost more than any other food.

Some fun grapefruit facts:

- It's rich in the dietary insoluble fibre pectin which helps protect your intestines from toxins! Pectin has also been shown to lower blood cholesterol levels.
- It is FULL of vitamins A and C. These have antioxidant properties which are essential for vision health, and also help to protect the body from lung and oral cavity cancers.
- Grapefruit is also full of potassium, which is important for cells and the balance of bodily fluids, and also counters the effects of too much sodium.
- Research shows that grapefruit is full of lycopene! I do not know what this is! But apparently it's a good thing.
- Grapefruit can inhibit pharmaceutical drugs, so much so that there's a list of DO NOT COMBINE WITH GRAPEFRUIT drugs. haha, weird.
- A grapefruit is 75% juice! Which I also love.

Around this time of year all the grapefruit gets smaller and more wrinkly and becomes exorbitantly expensive. And this makes me so sad that I apparently have to write a post about it. And now I have to go make some tea (which does not go well with grapefruit).


  1. Just stumbled on your blog and I'm so happy I did. I'm a big fan of grapefruit so I enjoyed reading about how it is oh so good for me. Been putting a big one a day in our juicer...but now I am sad if it is true grapefruit season is ending.

    Hope you have a great week.

    1. I'm glad you're glad you found my blog, hah! I'm also glad you like grapefruit. I feel people like us are a rare breed... thanks for visiting!