Whether you love or hate the tart citrus fruit, there’s no denying that grapefruit is a great addition to your diet. Still, the pink food most likely packs way more health perks than you realize. For one thing, it may be one of the best weight-loss foods around. Not only is grapefruit incredibly low in calories (only 39 in a half!), but studies have also shown that people who eat half a fresh grapefruit or drink grapefruit juice before each meal may lose more weight than people who do not.
But beyond the weight loss benefits, there are a slew of additional health perks you can gain from eating more of this pink superfruit. Grapefruit can help you stay hydrated (it’s 92% water), and may also pump up your immune system, help lower your cholesterol, and even reduce your risk of certain cancers.
Excerpted from Health