The health benefits of grapefruit, plus our best recipes
Grapefruits work wonders on everything from aging skin to a bad mood. Here’s more on their benefits, plus our best grapefruit recipes
Grapefruit is loaded with vitamin C, supporting heart health, immunity, even collagen production, to ensure a youthful looking complexion. Just one half, sliced over spinach salad, eaten straight out of the rind with a spoon, or even stirred into a cocktail (grapefruit-mint mojito, anyone?) provides about 50 percent of your recommended daily intake of C.
But, you don’t even have to eat grapefruit to reap some of its most amazing benefits. The mere smell of citrus can curb stress and relieve depression. Grapefruit essential oils can be used in a diffuser or combined with a carrier-oil for use in an uplifting aromatherapy massage. Plus research from Osaka University in Japan suggests that a whiff of grapefruit can boost metabolism and reduce food cravings.
* Note: Grapefruit increases the potency of some prescription drugs, so talk to your doctor about whether they’re OK for you to eat.
Our best healthy grapefruit recipes
Roasted Sweet Potato and Grapefruit Salad
Fresh Trout and Grapefruit Segments
Whole-Wheat Grapefruit Bran Biscotti
Grapefruit-Glazed Bran Muffins
Seared Sea Scallops & Grapefruit Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette
Pork Chops with Ruby Grapefruit & Watercress
Baked Salmon with Citrus Salad