Favorite Food Friday: Grapefruit


I have never been a huge fan of citrus, preferring apples and bananas, but spending more time in Florida has turned me on to how delicious these nutritious fruits can be. One of my very favorite citrus fruits is grapefruit, halving one for breakfast or blending for fresh juice. If you're curious about the benefits of this beautiful, semi-sweet sphere, read on:

  • Grapefruits fight diseases like indigestion, malaria, diabetes and urinary infections
  • They quench thirst and reduce the burning sensation of high temperatures, lowering fevers
  • Boosting the metabolism for more energy and endurance, they fight fatigue 
  • Containing tryptophan, a glass of juice relieves insomnia, promoting healthy sleep