10 Amazing Health Benefits Of Using Grapefruit On Your Skin
Delicately extracted and nurtured from the subtropical land of Barbados, the exotic grapefruit speaks for itself. Grapefruit is a citrus hybrid born out of a blissful cross between an orange and the pomelo or shaddock. Initially termed the “forbidden fruit”, the colourful fruit is now popularly known by its common Latin name Citrus Maxima or Citrus Paradisi.
Grapefruits, which range from pale yellow to bright pink, are not only scrumptious in taste and rich in texture, but they also come with numerous health benefits. Grapefruits are self-sufficient fruits. Not only are they highly nutritious in nature, but they also have countless skincare benefits. Apart from providing you with the nourishment you need for a lifetime, here are some amazing health benefits that these famous fruits boast on a regular basis:
1. Grapefruit is Light on the Palate
Appealing and sinful as it may seem, grapefruit is not only wholesome but also relatively low in calories. Perfectly packaged with multi nutrients and antioxidants, grapefruits contain a mix of 15 essential vitamins. So, the next time you want to munch on something, just for fun, or to satisfy those mid-work hunger pangs, you can count on grapefruit to give you that much-needed nutritional boost. Grapefruit can also serve as a light post-workout meal or a convenient breakfast item.
2. Grapefruit Benefits Your Immunity
An average-sized grapefruit houses a plethora of essential vitamins, each enriched with goodness and a nutritional quotient of its own. Grapefruits contain the essential ABC of vitamins, along with vital minerals like Zinc, Copper, and Iron, which work in harmony with each other to give your body the strength it deserves and protect your body from infections. Vitamin C shields your body against harmful bacteria and viruses while helping you recover from a common cold or flu. It doesn’t end here. Even the pitch of the grapefruit has a rich nutritional ability. The white flesh surrounding the pulp is packed with its armour of antioxidants and nutrients, contributing to internal wellness like reduction of blood sugar, colon cancer, and cholesterol. Grapefruit also reduces bad, harmful LDL cholesterol levels by as much as 15.7%.
3. Grapefruit Promotes Appetite Control
Do you know what’s great about grapefruits? It is fibre-rich! Half of a medium-sized fruit contains around two grams of fibre. And fibre-rich fruits induce a feeling of ‘fullness’, resulting in an accelerated digestion process that helps in the inner cleansing of the system. Therefore, scientifically speaking, grapefruits promote appetite control and form self-sufficient dietary sources, based on individual consumption habits.
4. Grapefruits Manage Weight Loss
Here’s another reason why fibre is a boon. The internal system cleansing initiated by the fibre in grapefruits helps in controlling weight loss. Multiple studies have cited grapefruit as a catalyst for weight loss and positive health benefits, as it is packed with water and limited calories. So, if your goal is to lose weight, consuming a grapefruit before meals is highly recommended. Here’s your chance at seamless weight loss by simply downing half a glass of grapefruit juice before every meal. An average-sized grapefruit only has 39 calories in total. So, if you are looking for guilt-free foods to satisfy your constant binging needs, grapefruit is all you need.
5. Grapefruit Aids in Preventing Insulin Resistance and Diabetes
Make your body stronger and prevent insulin resistance with grapefruit. Insulin resistance is a condition that occurs when your body ceases to produce insulin, inevitably resulting in Type 2 Diabetes. Insulin is vital as it connects with the inner processes of your body and regulates your metabolic activities.
6. Grapefruit Improves Heart Health
Grapefruits help protect the most critical part of your body – your heart! Keeping cholesterol and high blood pressure levels in check, the magical effect of grapefruit usually settles within six weeks of consumption. The key nutrients of grapefruit take the required action and help combat these problems in real-time. Grapefruit also contains Potassium that is important for heart health. Again, the fibre in grapefruit plays a significant role here and gives your body the care it needs.
7. Grapefruit is Rich in Antioxidants
Fueled with an abundance of antioxidants, grapefruits have found one more way of being your knight in shining armour. Vitamin C, found in high proportions, protects your cells from damage that often leads to heart disease and cancer. Beta-Carotenes get converted to Vitamin A as soon as they enter the system, to protect against chronic conditions like heart disease, cancer, and eye-related diseases. Another nutrient that effectively insulates you from cancer-producing cells and tumours is Lycopene. For a quick Lycopene check, choose a relatively redder grapefruit. It’ll promise a much-needed nutritional boost! They battle prostate cancer, diminish the growth of tumours and solve the side effects occurring as a result of cancer and cancer-producing cells. Lastly, the final member of the grapefruit nutrient-rich club includes Flavanones. Blessed with anti-inflammatory properties, it is safe to say goodbye to any impending problems in blood pressure and high cholesterol levels.
8. Grapefruit Reduces the Risk of Kidney Stones
Excess waste materials build up in the body and result in the development of kidney stones. The citric acid present in grapefruits plays a crucial role in filtering the waste material in the kidneys. It unites with calcium and effectively ejects it out of the body, thus giving you relief from the calcium oxalate stones in the kidneys that cause a blockage in the urinary system and result in discomfort. Citric acid also plays a key role in balancing the pH level of your urine, while increasing its volume, to create an environment that is unfavourable to the formation of crystallised kidney stones.
9. Grapefruit is Very Hydrating
We can’t stress enough on the importance of hydration. Whether you just woke up, came back from a nice run, or want to relax in the middle of a tough workday – Hydration is the key. With our friend, the grapefruit here, you can get the best of both worlds within one meal. Make your breakfast complete and wholesome by having a slice of grapefruit. At the same time, give your system the hydration that it needs. There you have it – Hit two birds with one stone! An average-sized, medium grapefruit contains four ounces (118 ml) of water, which amounts to 88% of its total weight. Due to its supremely hydrating properties, grapefruit is a perfect dietary item. Along with supplying the required quantity of water to your system, it also keeps hunger pangs at bay.
10. Grapefruit Benefits the Skin
Sourced from the medieval land of France, the all-powerful grapefruit doesn’t just stop at having health benefits. The fruit is highly beneficial for the skin too. We know how magical water is for our skin. It has an external cleansing process and helps discard excess impurities and waste from the body. Grapefruit contains 4 ounces of water, which helps in expediting this cleansing process. It ensures the vitality of the skin, leaving it smooth, purified, and glowing. It also acts as a natural warrior, preventing burning sensations caused during fever and related conditions. Grapefruit is also enriched with the goodness of Nootkatone that relaxes your skin and relieves you from intermittent fatigue and tiredness arising from the daily activities of the day. It instantly energises you and uplifts you, helping you get on with the day with the same vigour that you had yesterday. So, the next time you’re looking to arrange an at-home self-care session, you can rely on some nutritious grapefruit to get the job done. Infused with the goodness of antioxidants and an array of vitamins and minerals of different kinds, grapefruits play a key role in nourishing and repairing your skin. In case of a shortage of time, where you can’t immediately arrange a DIY session, you can choose from our plethora of grapefruit products and find the perfect skincare solution for yourself. Need some midday awakening? The Grapefruit Refreshing Body Mist will do the job well. Give your lips the double layer of protection, with the goodness of grapefruit, along with a promising UV shield. Are you heading on a trip soon? We’ve got a travel kit ready for you to indulge in skincare. Take your pick, there’s a whole universe of grapefruit-rich products waiting for you!
Why should you use Pure sense products?
Pure at heart, pure at what we do! We strive to provide you with products that your skin will love and thank you for. We provide naturally sourced products that are extracted with utmost care and love, are pure, sustainable, and organic. Stay away from sulphates, carcinogens, and chemicals by making use of Pure sense’s premium quality products.
We support wellness and living naturally and have adopted an eco-friendly and vegan way of life that stays away from animal cruelty or anything that suggests the same. Moreover, we use products that are recyclable, further contributing to both interior and exterior wellness in all forms. So, stay meaningful, stay sustainable with Pure Sense. You can check out the Pure Sense grapefruit range of products like grapefruit refreshing body mist, rejuvenating grapefruit hair cleanser, grapefruit body cleansing gel, grapefruit uv protection lip balm, etc.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can Grapefruit Lighten Your Skin?
While there is no real evidence that explicitly suggests that grapefruits lighten your skin, it is a popular belief that along with their instantly refreshing and nutritious properties, grapefruits effectively brighten your skin, forming a great element for your skincare routine. Grapefruit contains Beta-Carotene, which converts dull, tired-looking, dehydrated skin, into soft, supple skin. Binding with the goodness of Lycopene, grapefruits reduce any recurring redness and inflammation on the skin, leaving it newer and reformed, resulting in a relatively smoother complexion. Give yourself a good gentle massage using the Pure Sense Rejuvenating Grapefruit Revitalising Face Cleansing oil, and let it take care of your skincare needs.
Is Grapefruit Anti-Ageing?
Brewed with the goodness of Vitamin A, grapefruit does wonders when it comes to combating premature ageing. Vitamin A reduces the occurrence of fine lines and wrinkles, making your skin softer, smoother and happier, by boosting the collagen content. Grapefruit can either be consumed as a whole or as juice to help you reverse the signs of anti-ageing. A face wash paired with a toner forms the ideal combination to tackle ageing here. Using grapefruit directly on your skin gives you the instant benefit of having smoother and younger-looking skin. Flooding your cells with a boost of antioxidants, they eject excess and unwanted waste material that seamlessly gets the job right.
As you can rightly see, the citrusy pink fruit works its charm in numerous ways, giving you a glow-up of a different kind. Navigating its way through the various internal systems, not only has a positive impact on your health, but also reflects its wonders, externally as well, leaving grapefruit as the best, and the go-to choice for your next skincare routine. So, what are you waiting for? Go, stock up on some products today!
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Rejuvenating Grapefruit Revitalising Face Cleansing Gel (Face Wash) – 100ml
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