Slightly sweet, sour, slightly bitter and with a strong citrus “sting” to it, the taste for grapefruit needs to be acquired. Grapefruit juice is something I consume very often, especially on training days. While the fruit is not cheap, it packs plenty of health benefits.
Actually, the grapefruit is a product of genetic engineering. It was bred in the 18th century as a cross between a pomelo and an orange. Grapefruits are low in calories but are full of nutrients and an excellent source of vitamins A and C. It is also rich in potassium, lycopene (Vitamin A precursor), and choline (a B vitamin). Many studies have suggested that the regular consumption of grapefruit decreases the risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease and overall mortality while promoting a healthy complexion, increased energy, and overall lower weight.