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    Calories In Grapefruit & Nutrition Facts

    Grapefruit has a lot of nutrition that's very beneficial for our health such as lowering cholesterol, good for skin and so on. The highest nutrient content in grapefruit are Vitamin A and vitamin C, meanwhile calories in grapefruit per 100 gr serving is 32 calories. Grapefruit also good for those who are on the diet. A study in California showed that the fruit can eliminate hunger. In addition, the substance in it also helps burn fat and stabilize blood sugar levels and insulin.

    Consuming one grapefruit a day can lower bad cholesterol by 15.5% and triglycerides by 27%. Thus, the fruit is good for heart health. Another study also says that, thick red grapefruit is better because it contains antioxidants higher than the pale. However, if you are taking any medication, you should consult your doctor. Because this fruit can increase the potency of certain medications.

    Grapefruit Nutrition Facts

    Grapefruit (raw, white, all areas) Nutritional Value per 100 g
    Source : USDA Nutrient data base

    Energy : 33 kcal
    Carbohydrates : 8.41 g
    Protein : 0.69 g
    Total Fat : 0.10 g
    Dietary Fiber : 1.1 g
    Water : 90.48 g
    Total sugar : 7.31 g

    Folates : 10 µg
    Niacin : 0.269 mg
    Riboflavin : 0.020 mg
    Thiamin : 0.037 mg
    Vitamin A : 33 IU
    Pyridoxine : 0.043 mg
    Vitamin C : 33.3 mg
    Vitamin D : 0 IU
    Vitamin E : 0.13 mg
    Vitamin K : 0 µg

    Calcium : 12 mg
    Iron : 0.06 mg
    Magnesium : 9 mg
    Phosphorus : 8 mg
    Zinc : 0.07 mg
    Sodium : 0 mg
    Potassium : 148 mg

    Saturated fatty acids : 0.014 g
    Monounsaturated fatty acids : 0.013 g
    Polyunsaturated fatty acids : 0.024 g
    Cholesterol : 0

    5 Incredible grapefruit benefits for health, beauty and more

    1. Protect your heart health: According to a study conducted by the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, breakfast with grapefruit can lower cholesterol.

    2. Smoothes skin: Grapefruit can be used to keep the skin smooth and soft, with a grapefruit skin rubbed into your skin. But do not rub the grapefruit into the face, because it can lead to irritation on sensitive skin.

    3. Metabolism: According to a study in La Jolla, California, grapefruit is also good for the body's metabolism. Add grapefruit to your diet, the weight will fall faster.

    4. Housecleaner: Dregs of grapefruit juice can be used as a cleaner equipment in the bathroom, like the sink or toilet. The citric acid from the grapefruit able shed the dirt. Do not forget to rinse with water after completion.

    5. Tightens the skin: If you regularly consume grapefruit, then you will have a smooth skin and toned. A high content of vitamin C in grapefruit able to produce collagen that keeps the skin to stay healthy from the inside.
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