Grapefruit is a wonderful source of nutrients and is an excellent choice in becoming a healthier you! Grapefruit not only curbs hunger but it also protects your heart. Enjoying one grapefruit a day can lower bad LDL cholesterol levels by 15.5% and triglycerides by 27%. There are high levels of antioxidants in this power food to keep your seasonal colds away! The vitamins in grapefruit are helpful to getting rid of dark patches on your knees and elbows when applied directly to the skin. Grapefruit has also been proved to boost your metabolism! People who ate half of a grapefruit before each meal (without making any other dietary changes) shed an average of three and a half pounds over 12 weeks, found a study from the Nutrition and Metabolic Research Center at Scripps Clinic in La Jolla, California. The fruit juice from grapefruits are also wonderful cleaning agents for disinfecting and providing firmness to the skin. Next time you’re grocery shopping, pick up some grapefruit and observe the entire body benefits it has on you!