Grapefruit and other citrus fruits such as oranges, lemons and mandarins have the highest levels of pectin of any produce, and most of the good stuff is in the peel.
Pectin is a prebiotic, meaning it becomes food for probiotics, helping the good bacteria that live in the human gut to survive and thrive.
Grapefruit peels are a powerful anti-inflammatory.
The vitamin C in the peels reduces inflammation, which is especially helpful for people with inflammatory conditions like arthritis and gout. The fiber in the peels is great for digestive health, and can help reduce cholesterol levels.
The peels of grapefruit have more fiber than the pulp. Fiber helps regulate blood sugar by slowing down how quickly it gets absorbed into the bloodstream after a meal. This can be especially helpful if someone has diabetes or insulin resistance since their blood sugar levels tend to rise faster than normal due to an inability to absorb glucose properly (this is also why we recommend using these on an empty stomach).
Fiber also helps with skin care because it cleanses toxins out of our bodies before they get deposited in our pores or elsewhere on our body surface area – reducing blemishes and acne breakouts!
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