per day would significantly lower the risk for heart disease by 20 percent.  The red
and pink fleshed grapefruits contain a larger amount of lycopene than the other
varieties.  Lycopene is an important phytocemical that battles cancer, heart disease,
and macular degeneration.  


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Murray , Michael N.D.. The Encyclopedia Of Healing Foods.
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Wikipedia The Free Encyclopedia


Grapefruit is low in calories and
provides a good source of
flavonoids, potassium, folic acid,
fiber, and vitamin C.  Grapefuit
also contains phytochemicals,
including lycopene, liminoids,
flavonoids, and glucarates.  

Studies have shown that
grapefruit pectin, like other fruit
pectin, is effective in lowering
cholesterol.  The edible portion of
1 whole grapefruit contains
about 3.9 percent, or roughly
7.5 grams of pectin.  Eating
approximately two grapefruits
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