Grapefruits are 91% water, making them one of the most hydrating fruits on earth. And, with a healthy dose of electrolytes in them, grapefruits not only hydrate you, but help you stay hydrated.
Yes, grapefruits are a total beauty food.
Rich in both water and fiber, grapefruits are cleansers, encouraging healthy digestion and perking up a sluggish gut.
When our digestion slows because we’re not fueling it right (think: too many processed foods, “empty” calories, not enough water, vegetables, and whole grains to keep things moving), our bodies become storehouses for fermenting, undigested food particles—which means toxins. Toxins can wreak havoc not only on our digestion, but our skin, causing breakouts, redness, itchiness, and all sorts of inflammation.
And the breakouts on our skin are only symptoms of the underlying inflammation in our bodies. If we want to thrive, we’ve got to choose more fruit + vegetable powerhouses.
Grapefruits help sweep these toxins out of our system, leaving behind a gorgeous glow, healthy hair, and boosted immunity.
In fact, a single grapefruit has quite the nutritional resume, boasting more than 100% of our daily vitamin C needs. Vitamin C is a beautifier, helping to produce collagen for healthy skin and hair, as well as for connective tissues, bones, and wound healing.
A potent antioxidant, vitamin C also protects our bodies from free-radical damage caused by the sun and pollution, both in our food and our environment.
Ready to harness this wellness knowledge + take action?
Blend up this smoothie below and drink to your health!
Grapefruit Beauty Smoothie
1/2 cup frozen strawberries
1 cup (or more) tightly packed kale
3-4 ice cubes
1/2 - 1 cup water
Optional: 1/2 tsp fresh ginger, peeled and chopped