Grapefruit has tons of vitamin C and it contains an amino acid that boosts the effectiveness of the vitamin C…
Grapefruit contains pectin – which has been found to reduce cholesterol and slow the growth of cancer cells. May also help reduce narrowing and hardening of the arteries. And pectin is great for your skin.
Grapefruit also contains beta-sitosterol – a plant sterol, which lowers cholesterol by blocking the absorption of bad cholesterol in the intestine.
They used to use grapefruit before a meal to control appetite. I don’t really hear of anyone using it that way anymore, so it must not have worked too well.
Grapefruit does interfere with certain medications – like blood pressure meds for example, so always be sure to check with your doctor.