Keep Your Skin Healthy and Looking Great This Winter with Grapefruit
One of the best weapons against aging is probably already in your pantry. Grapefruit extract has been used in anti-aging potions for hundreds of years, but eating grapefruit can also help you reverse the signs of aging and make your skin look younger. That's because grapefruits are one of the best sources of antioxidants that has ever been found. All citrus fruits, including oranges and tangerines, have high amounts of antioxidants but no citrus fruits have higher amounts of them than grapefruit. Antioxidants are the key to keeping your skin looking young, supple and healthy.
That's because antioxidants destroy free radicals. Free radicals are cells in the body that aren't anchored to any other cells, so they roam throughout the body looking for a home base. They will damage other cells in order to anchor with that cell's base, and that can cause skin to look old, wrinkled, sallow and droopy. Many skin care products are made with antioxidants in them in order to fight free radicals on the surface of the skin, but eating grapefruit will help fight the free radicals that are damaging your skin at the cellular level. Try adding just one grapefruit per day to your diet and you'll be amazed at the difference in how your skin looks.
Grapefruits and other citrus fruits like oranges also have a lot of the vitamins and minerals that your body needs to work efficiently. If your circulatory system isn't working as well as it should then toxins and pollutants are not getting flushed out of your cells the way they should, and that can cause your skin to look dirty, blotchy, and unhealthy. When you eat citrus fruits you are giving your circulatory system the boost of nutrients it needs to flush all the waste out of your cells and leave your skin looking bright and healthy. The healthier your skin is the less noticeable small wrinkles and lines will be.
Eating one grapefruit a day is a small price to pay for beautiful skin when you consider how expensive face creams and skin care creams can be. But, if you're worried that you will get bored eating grapefruit everyday stock your pantry with different varieties of grapefruit. Try some Texas Ruby Red grapefruit in a fruit salad for breakfast, or try some white grapefruit compote over fresh waffles. The possibilities for enjoying healthy grapefruit everyday are practically endless.