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5 things you need to know about grapefruit

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5 things you need to know about grapefruit

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There are few fruits that provide the benefits of healthy skin, weight loss and even a cleaner bathroom quite like the grapefruit. Grapefruit is full of benefits, it’s affordable and definitely a multi-tasker. Learn the five things you need to know about grapefruit and pick up one (or more!) grapefruits and grapefruit products next time you’re at the market.

Benefits of Grapefruit

Lowers cholesterol

Just one grapefruit a day will help your lower LDL cholesterol levels (the “bad” cholesterol) by 15.5 percent and triglycerides by 27 percent. Go for the deep red grapefruit varieties as they’ll have higher levels of antioxidants.

Boost metabolism

Neutrogena products available at Sam’s Club // livingmividaloca.comPeople 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.

Grapefruit has unique chemical properties that, for the last 30 years of studies have shown, promotes weight loss. It’s full of vitamin C and will reduce insulin levels which ultimately promotes weight loss.

Green household cleaner

Using grapefruit pulp and rind will do wonders for your home. Simply dip a juiced grapefruit half in a plate of sea salt, and then rub the grapefruit all over your household fixtures, squeezing any leftover juice out as you go. The citric acid in the fruit will dissolve dirt and grime. The salt will disinfect and scour. Once you scrub, just rinse the solution away.

Skin exfoliator

Cut a grapefruit in half, sprinkle a teaspoon of sugar and rub over your skin for an easy exfoliator. It’ll do wonders on dark patches you may have on your knees and elbows.

Package a grapefruit exfoliator to-go by mixing some sugar, a little oil and fresh grapefruit juice. Use it in the shower to exfoliate the rest of your skin. The natural anti-bacterial properties will soften your skin and give them a healthy natural tone.

Great skin cleanser 

When ingested, grapefruit will help your body work efficiently so that it can flush out toxins and waste from all your cells, which leads to better skin. The vitamins and minerals in grapefruit will feed your cells and keep them healthy and strong, which will also show in your skin. The anti-oxidants in grapefruit fights free radicals in the skin that can cause lines, wrinkles, discolorations and other blemishes that can make you look older than you are.

When applied topically, the grapefruit will help fade spots by reducing excess production of skin pigment. Use a cleanser like Neutrogena® Oil-Free Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit Foaming Scrub that will both cleanse and smooth your skin. It powerfully clears blemishes and blackheads with maximum strength Salicylic Acid acne medicine plus an uplifting blast of grapefruit. With 100% naturally derived grapefruit extract and vitamin C, Neutrogena® Oil-Free Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit Foaming Scrub features gentle microbeads that smooth away roughness without over-drying or irritating your skin. Couple it with Neutrogena® Shine Control and take control over oily skin! Buy these products at Sam’s Club and save money by purchasing in larger quantity.

Neutrogena products with grapefruit

[disclaim]This posting was sponsored by Neutrogena® and I was compensated by payment. Regardless, what I have written in my own opinion and experience and I hope you find it of use.[/disclaim]

Originally published on July 24, 2014. Last Updated on August 9, 2017 by Pattie Cordova

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