Eating Grapefruits Everyday
For healthy eating, we all know we should be consuming at least five portions of fresh fruit and vegetables each day.
It’s often difficult to reach that target though, especially if we’re on the go all day and looking for quick meal solutions to keep us energised.
We find that making fruit smoothies for breakfast can be a really easy way to make sure we’re starting the day off right. Literally any fresh fruit can be added to a smoothie. All you need is a relatively cost-effective smoothie maker or blender (that once purchased, will last you years).
Of course, you can also eat grapefruit the old-fashioned way – sliced in half, and using a spoon to scoop out the flesh. You could also try eating tinned grapefruit or try drinking bottled fruit juice – watch out for added sugars though!
As a very general rule, pink or red grapefruit tend to be a bit sweeter and easier to consume.
So how much grapefruit each day constitutes one of our five portions of fruits and vegetables a day?
Aim for half a fresh grapefruit, 80g of tinned grapefruit or 150ml of grapefruit juice. You can also add grapefruits to salads for an interesting twist.
One word of caution: Grapefruits have been known to interact with certain medications, including those meant to treat high blood pressure and high cholesterol. If you’re taking any prescription medication, please check with your doctor first before you start eating grapefruit everyday.