Is Grapefruit Good For You?
Grapefruit is an old-school breakfast that many still love to tuck into in the mornings, so how good for you is it really? Find out all you need to know here.
What are grapefruits?
Grapefruit is a citrus fruit that grows on trees in clusters like grapes (where they’re believed to get their name from). They are actually a naturally occurring hybrid of the common sweet orange and a pomelo, and thus have a slightly sweet, sour and bitter taste.
Do grapefruits have nutritional value?
Yes, grapefruits have a number of nutrients, including:
- Good source of vitamin A, which supports a healthy immune system
- Source of fibre
- Good source of vitamin C, which aids tissue repair and healthy skin
- Contains minerals such as calcium and magnesium
Are grapefruits good for you?
Grapefruits are a great food to incorporate into your diet, as they are high in flavonoids. Flavonoids have been shown to promote brain function and may help reduce the risk of stroke in women in particular. They may also help regulate cholesterol levels.
Let us know any other health questions in the comments below!
by Toni Olukiran
Toni is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants, and when she’s not writing posts about everything from Jamaican cooking to vegan champagne, she’s making a Spotify playlist (she was at 200, at her last count) or playing tennis in the park.