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Grapefruit Improves Cardiovascular Health07-Feb-2014

The wonderful but often forgotten natural food, grapefruit, can play a major role in improving cardiovascular health.

Firstly it normalises haematocrit (blood thickness). This means that if your blood is too thick it will help thin it, and if your blood is too thin it will help thicken it. It has no adverse effect on normal blood consistency. 

Secondly grapefruit,  especially red grapefruit, helps to reduce the accumulation of atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries).

Thirdly it helps to lower elevated LDL (bad cholesterol and triglycerides (fat in the blood).

Caution: Grapefruit can interact with certain medications due to its ability to improve liver detoxification. This means that some drugs may be cleared quicker from the body and as such become less affective, whilst other drugs may stay in the body longer thereby increasing their toxicity.  

Video: Naturopath Greg Newson talk about the amazing health benefits of grapefruit, the stigma surrounding them and why medications and grapefruit may not mix. Simply click on the video below to watch.....