10 Things That Happen When You Eat 1 Grapefruit Everyday

By Hannah de Gruchy / Nutrition / July 7th, 2020

9. You Will Feel More Hydrated

Stay Hydrated

Citrus fruits are known for having a high water content. Grapefruits are around 92% water, more than any other fruit, so needless to say, they’re incredibly hydrating.

If you’re a bit lax at drinking enough fluids (including water, weak fruit squashes and herbal teas) then starting your day with grapefruit for breakfast, either on its own or as part of a balanced healthy breakfast can help you on your way to hydration.

A good test is to check the colour of your urine. Normal urine should be straw coloured (not in the morning, this isn’t a good test as urine is always darker in the morning after sleeping all night, or even getting up one or twice in the night to have a pee).

So throughout the day, if your urine is looking fairly dark and has a strong odour then you’re probably dehydrated.

Eat some grapefruit or drink fresh 100 percent grapefruit juice to help you top up your fluid reserves.

Here’s a cool trick. When choosing grapefruits, choose the heavier one of two that are the same size, as it will contain more juice and less of the inedible skin and pith.


Grapefruit has the highest water content of any fruit and will naturally help you stay hydrated.


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