Is it a grape, or is it a fruit? Read here to discover more about grapefruit benefits for skin and how you can enjoy this fruit in easy recipes.
You might already know that what's on your plate can affect your health. Did you know that it can also play a role in your skin's appearance? If you don't already stock up on loads of citrus fruits at the grocery store, we'll show you why you might want to start. Then, we'll talk about recipes that include grapefruit and other delicious citrus fruits.
All About Grapefruit
What's the deal with grapefruit? If you've never had the pleasure of tasting this unique citrus fruit, you could be wondering if its name has anything to do with its flavor. Does this kind of fruit taste like grapes? Truthfully, no. But that doesn't mean the flavor isn't delightful on its own.
If you're someone who doesn't like super sugary foods, you're in for a pleasant surprise. Grapefruit is a citrus fruit that can be bittersweet or sour, so it's perfect when you want something slightly sweet. Its texture is similar to an orange, with a rind peel on the outside and a juicy, fleshy interior.
How Can Grapefruit Promote Healthy Skin?
Another thing you'll enjoy about grapefruit is its nutritious quality. Grapefruit is not only tasty but it's also got a load of vitamins and minerals packed inside. You can have this refreshing snack and feel good about how it energizes you and provides nutrients for your body.
Did you know that one of the benefits of grapefruit is how it can impact your skin? Keep reading to see how eating this fruit can be tasty and treat your skin simultaneously.
Is your skin dull? Sometimes, trying fruits with specific nutrients can add to your skin's brightness and radiance. Grapefruit contains an antioxidant called beta carotene, which can support glowing, brightened skin.
In addition to influencing your skin's brightness, grapefruit can also play a part in reducing the appearance of inflammation in your skin. Reducing inflammation can contribute to a smoother, more even skin tone.
Reduces the Appearance of Aging
Snacking on grapefruit can also help support your appearance as you age. It contains vitamin A, which can help diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while boosting collagen production.
If you typically see breakouts of clogged pores in your skin, eating grapefruit can help minimize those blackheads. This is because grapefruit is a natural source of salicylic acid, which can help support your skin's texture.
Additional Benefits of Grapefruit
It's no surprise, but eating grapefruit can benefit your health in even more ways than enhancing your skin's appearance. Whether you're eating this fruit whole or slicing it and adding it to another snack, you can experience more great nutritional elements of this citrus fruit.
Grapefruit Supports Your Immune System
Eating foods that support your immune system can help nourish your body and keep you feeling good even when your body encounters stress.
Grapefruit contains vitamin C, which can help your immune system fight off infections and keep you on your feet. Vitamin C also helps fight off free radicals that have the potential to calm inflammation in your skin and body.
Grapefruit Offers Hydration
They say you're supposed to drink half your body weight in ounces of water each day. That can be as much as a gallon of water.
While drinking water is an excellent source of hydration, some of your hydration can also come from the food you eat! Consider adding some of this citrus fruit to your menu for the week to experience extra refreshment and replenish your hydration.
Grapefruit Can Promote Healthy Digestion
Fiber is an excellent nutrient to include in your weekly meals for optimal digestion. The water and fiber content in one grapefruit can help contribute to smoother digestion to help deliver your food's nutrients to your body. We won't go into the other benefits of fiber, but you get the picture.
In a nutshell, grapefruit is an excellent citrus fruit that can support your body while tasting uniquely fresh.
Two Easy Grapefruit Salads To Try ASAP
Are you a salad person? Perhaps you've been looking for ways you can switch things up with your typical salads to have a nice change of taste.
Adding grapefruit is one way you can add a lightly-sweet element to your usual lettuce to give it a pop of unique flavor. Let's check out two of our favorite Jow grapefruit salads you can make in a flash.
Shrimp, Avocado, and Grapefruit Salad
This salad provides the best of both worlds – delectable seafood and fresh citrus fruit. The avocado and spinach help make this already-delicious salad filling to sustain you throughout your activities.
Have this shrimp, avocado, and grapefruit salad as a light lunch or a tasty appetizer for your main course.
Citrus, Tomato, and Avocado Salad
Who needs lettuce? Our citrus, tomato, and avocado summer salad is entirely refreshing and bursting with flavor. Enjoy fruits and veggies together in one bowl for an afternoon pick-me-up.
This salad only takes ten minutes to make, and it's ideal for an ocean-side snack.
More Fresh Fruit Recipe Ideas
Is your mouth watering yet? When you're in the mood for light, refreshing meals you can enjoy throughout your day, you don't have to limit yourself to salads.
At Jow, we've come up with a few more fresh fruit recipes you can make to satisfy your sweet tooth while staying nourished.
Kiwi Yogurt Bowl
Who says yogurt has to be boring? This kiwi yogurt bowl is an excellent breakfast, midday pick-me-up, or midnight snack.
With its delicious fresh kiwi, apples, filling yogurt, and crunchy almonds, we wouldn't blame you for craving this bowl more than one day out of the week. It's ready in just four minutes so that you can get back to your day feeling energized.
Mango Coconut Sweet Rice
Want to try something new? If you've never had sweet rice before, now's the perfect time to try it. Our recipe pairs flavorful, fresh mango with coconut milk sweet rice for a snack that's as filling as it is tasty.
Kiwi, Avocado, and Mint Smoothie
How's your smoothie game? If you haven't tried making a smoothie in a while, let this smoothie convince you. Fresh avocado, kiwi, and mint make this blended snack an excellent option for getting hydration and nutrition throughout your day.
Caramelized Pineapple and Coconut Ice Cream
Looking for a lightweight sweet to enjoy with friends? Our caramelized pineapple and coconut ice cream is one you might actually dream about. This unique treat is perfect for a summertime dessert with dinner guests, and you'll love that it's ready in fifteen minutes.
Cantaloupe and Prosciutto Salad
We can't think of a more unique snack you can prepare in the same amount of time. This savory-sweet cantaloupe and prosciutto combination makes a terrific late-night bite to eat, and it's ready in just two minutes.
Let Us Help Make Fresh Meals Easier
With all this talk of fresh fruit, we totally get it if you're feeling inspired to add more produce to your weekly meals. However, we know that sometimes shopping for fruit, vegetables, and other ingredients can be a stressful part of your week. Even if you usually dread grocery lists and trips to the grocery store, it doesn't have to be that way!
Let us be a part of creating and cooking your weekly menu. You don’t have to spend hours coming up with breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, and snack ideas. We'll be your personal grocery shopper and help out with everything from easy recipes to list planning and grocery delivery. Get started today to see how much easier mealtimes can be!