- Grapefruit are a natural hybrid. They are a cross between an orange and an Asian fruit called a pomelo
- Grapefruit contains powerful antioxidants, namely lycopene, beta-carotene and vitamin C.
100 grams of grapefruit contain 135 mg of potassium and 1,150 IU of vitamin A.
- Grapefruit contains an insoluble fiber known as pectin, which is a good bulk laxative.
- Grapefruit contains compounds known as furanocoumarins, which can inhibit the metabolism of some drugs, including statins
- A 2013 study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association found that sugar can increase your risk for heart disease by affecting the pumping action of the heart.
- Sugar has been linked to cancer and cancer production, as cancer cells feed off of sugar.
- A 2012 study published in Nature found that fructose and glucose, when consumed in excess, can have a toxic effect on the liver.
- Excess sugar consumption has been linked to memory decline and overall decline in cognitive health.
- Sugar has many aliases, including fructose, glucose, sucrose, anything “syrup,” agave, high-fructose corn syrup, barley malt, maltodextrin and molasses.