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Grapefruit as a healthy snack

red grapefruit slices
red grapefruit slices

I love to have a grapefruit when I’m in the mood for something juicy and filling.  I usually buy the red or pink grapefruit varieties because I want it to be a bit sweet without adding anything to it.  I either peel it like an orange and eat the sections or I cut it in wedges.  It is a great late morning or early afternoon snack.

Grapefruits are a good source of Vitamin C, and the red and pink varieties have a lot of Vitamin A. They also contain folic acid and potassium. The white pith under the skin is a bit bitter, but is rich in bioflavinoids.

Studies show grapefruit interacts with calcium channel blockers, cholesterol-lowering drugs and Zoloft so learn more before eating grapefruit if you are taking these.