Why You Need to Eat Grapefruit Regularly – A Nutritionist’s Answer

The well-known and authoritative nutritionist Svetlana Zelentsova categorically states that grapefruit is the fruit that most people need to consume regularly.

People need to include grapefruit in their diet, as this fruit is quite capable of strengthening the body.

The researcher emphasized that this fruit is extremely rich in vitamins and minerals (primarily vitamin C and silicon. This means, says Zelentsova, that grapefruit strengthens not only the immune system but also increases collagen synthesis.

“The fruit contains a number of phytochemicals whose properties are being actively studied. Several of them are recognized as geroprotectors, substances that slow down aging. For example, naringenin has antioxidant, antitumor, antiviral, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory effects. It improves the condition of the heart and blood vessels, and suppresses appetite,” she said.

In addition, the substance nobiletin present in grapefruit is useful for obesity, atherosclerosis, and insulin resistance. Hesperidin is also an antioxidant, has an anti-allergic effect, strengthens blood vessels, and improves vein tone and elasticity.

“Grapefruit will help with bile stagnation and low acidity of gastric juice, as it stimulates the production of digestive juices. The fiber contained in the fruit is good for the intestines,” Zelentsova summarized.

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Written by Emma Miller

I am a registered dietitian nutritionist and own a private nutrition practice, where I provide one-on-one nutritional counseling to patients. I specialize in chronic disease prevention/ management, vegan/ vegetarian nutrition, pre-natal/ postpartum nutrition, wellness coaching, medical nutrition therapy, and weight management.

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