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Natural Farmacy: Health Guide: Ingredients: Grapefruit: Health Conditions

Grapefruit  Citrus paradisi
Contains properties that repair damaged DNA and can stop cancer cells from multiplying.

Lowers glucose levels.

High in enzymes that burn fat.

A grapefruit a day can reduce your risk of developing lung cancer by up to 50 percent.

Contains chemicals that dissolve excess calcium that builds up in the joints, this leads to the pain that is associated with arthritis.

One grapefruit contains almost 150% of your RDA of vitamin C.

Select grapefruit that is heavy in size. Choose the ruby red version over the white because it has more antioxidants. Available year round, the true season is the winter.

Only the red and pink grapefruits contain lycopene.

Caution: some medications interact with grapefruit, such as antihistamines, benzodiazepines and cholesterol lowering drugs.

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