The fruits of grapefruit have the original sweet-sour taste with a characteristic bitterness.
They contain sugars, organic acids, vitamins C, B, P, potassium, magnesium.
Which fruit is sweeter?
The fruits of grapefruit larger than the orange, and more juicy. In color, this citrus have different shades. It is on this basis we can determine how it is sweet.
If you like sour - choose the white fruit, but if you prefer sweet - some red or pink.
Before the use, grapefruit should be sliced across and remove delicious sour-sweet pulp of a teaspoon, because all the bitterness lies in the partitions between segments.
The benefits of citrus
It should be noted that grapefruit tones the central nervous system. According to nutritionists, regular consumption of these vegetables is necessary, especially if you lead a sedentary lifestyle, or your work involves strenuous mental work.
Grapefruit use to enhance the protective functions of the body, improve the condition of patients with diabetes, stimulate appetite and stimulate digestion. This fruit stimulates the brain and has a sobering effect.
Grapefruit helps fight ..
... overweight. Yellow or pale pink shining Fruit, contains the amazing substance "naringin", which is located directly under the skin and in the films of juices sacs. Scientists have found that it improves digestion, stimulates the activity of the liver, and hence the burning of fat. Therefore, when consumption of grapefruit is regular, extra pounds disappear in a natural way.
... with a bad mood. Like many yellow or orange fruits, grapefruit improves mood, invigorating, so it is best to eat grapefruit for breakfast. Grapefruit oil helps to overcome apathy, sharpens the memory and attention.
... with beriberi, fatigue. Grapefruit fruits and fresh juice have on the body tonic effect. They are particularly useful in the recovery period, and in healthy period relieve fatigue.
In no case can not drink tablets with grapefruit juice. Because of its stimulating effect on the intestine, they can to change the medication.
If you are taking medication for high blood pressure, anxiety, hay fever, you should consult with your doctor about the safety of eating a grapefruit, as there is a possibility of serious intoxication in case of ingestion of certain medications.
Here are some recipes using grapefruit:
for the face
Due to the abundance of vitamins grapefruit is often used for making homemade cosmetics. Masks on the basis of grapefruit tighten and moisturize the skin and at the same time prevent the appearance of wrinkles. Egg yolk, pour 1 tbsp. l. grapefruit juice, 1 hr. l. vegetable oil, whisk and add 1 tbsp. l. sour cream. For density can put a crumb of rue bread, pre-soaked in milk.
The mixture was put on face for 15-20 minutes. After that, wash and lubricate the face cream. After 10 minutes, the excess cream should be removed with a paper towel - the skin is smooth and velvety.
for the hands
Grapefruit has a softening effect, therefore, if you want to rough skin on elbows again become tender, apply to them thin slices of grapefruit for 10 minutes. You can use the crust of citrus for skin massage. Within 10 minutes, do massage movements, and then grease the hands of nourishing cream. This procedure will make your hands smooth and strengthen nails.
for the body
The rind of Grapefruit finely chop and add to the water when you take a bath. Light aroma relieve fatigue, relieve stress and insomnia, as well as make the skin smooth and supple. Well, if in addition to grapefruit zest add in water 1 tbsp. l. milk powder, the skin will become soft as a baby.
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