Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Grapefruit is Good for CANCER!!!



 Grapefruit For Cancer:

  • Grapefruit is full of flavonoids which help the body fight infections and keeps the 
  •  free from carcinogens that can cause cancer.
  • Grapefruit contains high level of pectin which acts as a bulk laxative and helps to protect the colon mucous membrane by decreasing exposure to toxic substance in the colon. Drinking 6 ounces of grapefruit juice daily helps to prevent colon cancer. It not only kills the cancer cells but also promotes the production of healthy colon cells. Pectin also improves digestion.
  • Vitamin A is required to maintain healthy mucous membranes and skin. Consumption of fruits rich in flavonoid and vitamin A helps to protect from lung cancer and oral cancer.
  • Naringenin helps to repair damaged DNA in prostate cancer cells. DNA repair and contributes to cancer prevention as it impedes the reproduction of cancer cells.
  • Lycopene is a carotenoid pigment that gives the red colour to the grapefruit. It is a powerful agent against tumours and cancer acting as a scavenger of cancer causing free radicals. Lycopene works best with Vitamin A and C and grapefruit contains both in regular amount.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Nutritional Value of Grapefruit



Nutritional Value Of Grapefruit:

Principle
Nutrient Value
Percentage of RDA
Energy42 Kcal2.3%
Carbohydrates10.7 g8%
Protein0.77 g1%
Total Fat0.14 g<1 td="">
Cholesterol0 mg0%
Dietary Fiber1.70 g4%
Vitamins
Folates13 µg3%
Niacin0.204 mg1.5%
Pantothenic acid0.262 mg5%
Pyridoxine0.053 mg4%
Riboflavin0.031 mg2.5%
Thiamin0.043 mg4%
Vitamin A1150 IU38%
Vitamin C31.2 mg52%
Vitamin E0.13 mg1%
Vitamin K0 µg0%
Electrolytes
Sodium0 mg0%
Potassium135 mg3%
Minerals
Calcium22 mg2%
Copper0.032 mg4%
Iron0.08 mg1%
Magnesium9 mg2%
Manganese0.022 mg1%
Phosphorus18 mg2.5%
Selenium0.1 µg0%
Zinc0.07 mg1%
Phyto-nutrients
Carotene-ß686 µg
Crypto-xanthin-ß73 µg
Lycopene1419 µg

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

A Grapefruit for your HEALTH!!!


Grapefruit is a subtropical citrus fruit which has a sour and slightly bitter taste. It was first cultivated in Barbados in West Indies as a hybrid fruit from a cross between Pomelo and sweet orange. Grapefruit was named after grapes because it grows like clusters similar to grapes.
Grape fruit is rich in Vitamin A, carotene and lycopene. It is often revered as the “fruit of paradise” for its health promoting benefits as well as disease healing properties. Pink and red grapefruits are rich in beta carotene. It is also a storehouse of polychemicals such as flavonoids, terpens and limonoids. Pink grapefruit contains a carotenoid called lycopene Folate.  In addition to being rich in Vitamin C, grapefruits are also rich In Vitamin A, fiber, potassium and magnesium. Additionally it contains moderate levels of Vitamin B complex such as Folate, riboflavin, pyridoxine and thiamine in addition to some resourceful minerals such as iron, calcium, copper and phosphorus.
The fruit provides a number of health benefits owing to its huge content of essential vitamins and minerals.

Grapefruit For Weight Loss:

  • Grapefruits and grape juices are proven to help people lose fat and maintain a healthy weight. Popular dieticians and nutritionists always recommend including grapefruits in daily diet chart because there is scientific evidence that eating grapefruit on a regular basis helps to lose weight significantly. Doctors have found that eating grapefruits lowers insulin, thus instead of storing sugar and converting them to fats, it uses it as a fuel that leads to weight loss.
  • Grapefruit is very low in calories and consists of only 42 calories per 100 grams. Thus it is a good option for people who want to lose weight and health benefits of grapefruit are many. Foods with fiber leave you feeling full and grapefruit is rich in water soluble fiber. Like watermelon, grapefruit has a high water content which makes you feel full.
  • Grapefruits help to block the absorption of carbs in the body. Drinking grapefruit juice will help you to burn the stored fat. Eating one grapefruit a day will help you to regulate your body and correct weight problems.
  • Grape fruits are high in enzymes which help to cut down the fat. It is also low in sodium and has high water content which will keeps you full. It also increases the metabolism of the body.

Monday, April 6, 2015

prehiSPAnic cocoon presents EATING HEALTHY MEALS WITH OUR MEAL PLANS!









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