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Grapefruit Review

Grapefruit ReviewGrapefruit is a citrus fruit that appears to be large, round, and dimpled. Some people believe that it is a mutation of another type of citrus tree, and is a hybrid originating in Barbados as an accidental cross between sweet orange and pomelo or shaddock. Others also misidentify grapefruit as a pomelo. Grapefruit offers a wide varity of health benefits from the fruit itself, to the oil from the peel, and extracts from the seed. The grapefruit juice has been used for treating high cholesterol, artherosclerosis, cancer, psoriasis, and for weight loss and obesity. Aside from curbing your hunger, grapefruit protects your heart by lowering the bad Low Density cholesterols in your body, as stated by a study in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. Also, grapefruit seed extracts are taken by mouth for bacterial, viral, and fungal infections. These seed extracts may also be applied to the skin as a facial cleanser, a remedy for mild skin irritations, and as a vaginal douche for candidiasis. Grapefruit contains high levels of Vitamin C, a mild acid, which helps fade spots by reducing excess production of skin pigment, as stated by Jessica Wu, M.D., a Los Angeles-based dermatologist. Aside from its health benefits, grapefruit may also be used as a household cleaner for fruits and vegetables, dishes, kitchen surfaces, and many more. This is due to the fact that grapefruit contains citric acid which dissolves dirt and grime. Also, grapefruit has been added to food and beverages as a flavoring component.

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