The content of pectin in grapefruit more than other citrus. Pectin is able to lower cholesterol and reduce risk of heart disease. The fact was revealed by researchers from Israel involving 57 people with high cholesterol levels and a just do coronary artery bypass surgery.
A very high fat can cause the patient’s body immune to the drugs commonly used to lower cholesterol.
Patients who were given red grapefruit and white fleshy fruit proved to decrease blood fat, whereas patients who were not given the grapefruit did not experience any change.
The red grapefruit was allegedly more effective in lowering blood lipid levels, particularly triglycerides. The content of lycopene in grapefruit was actually able to increase endurance. Even the extract also contains antibacterial and antioxidant that can launch the hull system. The findings are reported in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.
Because of that’s so many benefits, The grapefruit shall enter in our monthly shopping list.