Grapefruits are tart and tangy with an underlying sweetness that have a juiciness that rivals that of the orange. Grapefruits contain an excellent source of Vitamin C. The rich pink and red colors of grapefruit are due to lycopene, a carotenoid phytonutrient that research shows to have anti-tumor activity. Among the common dietary carotenoids, lycopene has the highest capacity to help fight oxygen free radicals, which are compounds that can damage cells.
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Enjoying one grapefruit a day can help lower "bad" LDL cholesterol levels by 15.5% and triglycerides by 27%. The deep red varieties pack the biggest punch due to their higher levels of antioxidants