My husband and I have been guzzling down gallons of Pink Grapefruit Juice lately!!! It has been so yummy!!! My good friend writes a blog and she posted about Pink Grapefruit Juice -to read her blog click here. After reading her post I decided to try some fresh squeezed grapefruit juice and to my surprise it was awesome!!! Now, we still love our fresh squeezed orange juice, but lately we just can’t seem to get enough of this lovely pink citrus juice. Grapefruits are high in Vitamin C, low in sodium and high in fat burning enzymes!!! Can we say WOOT! WOOT! It is also high in lycopene which is what gives it its pink color- lycopene is a phytonutrient that fights free radicals in our bodies. They also contain limonoids which is another phytonutrient who’s job is to inhibit tumor formation. It does this by creating a detoxifying enzyme that sparks a reaction in our liver that helps to make toxic compounds in our body more water soluble, which means it can easily be excreted from the body. Grapefruits are high in pectin which is soluble fiber that helps lower bad cholesterol (LDL) and also triglycerides. A friend of mine has her dad drinking grapefruit juice every morning-in one months time his blood pressure went from being 150/90 to a normal 120/70!!! He also lost weight and says he feels great and the only thing he changed in his diet was adding this drink in the morning!!! WOW!!! Another awesome thing about grapefruits are that they contain salicylic acid which helps dissolve inorganic calcium found in our bodies!!! Inorganic calcium is stored in our joints and bones and can lead to arthritis, and grapefruit juice can act like a little cleaner and get all the excess out!!! It is also said to prevent kidney stones and to boost liver enzymes which we need!!! So this is a powerful citrus fruit that sweeps through our bodies and literally cleans house!!! How can you not want a grapefruit????
*****DISCLAIMER***** If you are taking any pharmaceutical drugs you must first check with your Dr. or pharmacist before adding grapefruits to your diet. There are certain drugs that become more potent when mixed with grapefruits or their juice.
Recipes to enjoy your grapefruits!!!
First, if you like the taste of grapefruits then just eat them plain or my daughters all time favorite snack (she will choose this over anything!) is grapefruit with drizzled raw organic honey!!! YUMMY!!
PINK GRAPEFRUIT JUICE
If you own a citrus juicer (see post Orange Juice Anyone?), you can easily juice them very quickly. You can also hand squeeze them (not as fun though!) My family uses 6 grapefruits a day! 3 for my husband, 2 for me and 1 for our kids. My husband likes to drink his with ice and Stevia which is an all natural sweetener. I like mine juiced with one lemon, Stevia and Acai Berry powder. My kids like to drink theirs blended with honey and ice.
PINK GODDESS SMOOTHIE
2 pink grapefruits
12 big strawberries or 1/2 cup raspberries
1-2 tbsp. of honey
Blend together with ice and sit in the sun with your shades and enjoy!!!
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