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Grapefruit, with its bitter sweetness, is a popular citrus fruit commonly eaten for breakfast to help kickstart digestion and aid in weight loss. This refreshing fruit could also hold the key to treating conditions such as high cholesterol and type 2 diabetes.
Grapefruit is also a good source of vitamins C and A, which help strengthen immune function. It is also a rich source of the soluble fibre, pectin, which helps to lower cholesterol levels. The rich pink and red colour of grapefruit is given by lycopene, a phytochemical with powerful antioxidant properties, which helps fight free radical damage in the body. Lycopene, also found in tomatoes, is known for its ability to lower the risk of prostate cancer. Choose fully ripe grapefruit as they have the highest levels of antioxidants.