Gone are the fad diets of the 80’s and 90’s but they were onto one a good thing… the Grapefruit! This big old citrus if full to the brim with awesome vitamins and nutrients that more than a few of us could benefit from having some more of.

Immunity powerhouse
The humble Grapefruit is full of Vitamin C and can help to naturally banish a nasty flu or cold and boost up the immune system. With its high water content it also helps us stay hydrated and is a great source of fibre to keep you fuller for longer.

Cancer fighting
Grapefruits are packed with antioxidants but it’s their high lycopene content that makes Grapefruit extra special. Lycopene intake has been linked with prostate cancer and it is highly recommended by many doctors as a preventative measure.

Stress less
To reap the relaxing benefits of grapefruit you don’t even have to eat it! Studies have shown that the smell of grapefruit calms us down and reduces levels of anxiety and depression, grapefruit candles, scrubs, essential oils, and the like are all perfect for stress relief.

Gum disease
Apparently it’s now a Grapefruit a day keeps the dentist away! Eating at least one grapefruit a day can prevent and even reverse the harmful effects of gum disease in the mouth by helping to repair and fight off the infection.

Heart Health
Grapefruits to the rescue yet again! The antioxidants in Grapefruits can help prevent heart problems such as stroke, heart attack and blood pressure issues by putting a stop the damaging effects of free radicals.

Grapefruits also assist with fatigue, insomnia, diabetes, skin complaints, kidney stones, asthma and metabolism as if they didn’t do enough already. So how great are Grapefruits! Try working these powerhouse fruit into your diet everyday for a healthier, happier you.

Grapefruits are in season at Just Ripe so be sure to get in contact with us for all your wholesale Grapefruit needs!