Health Benefits of Grapefruits

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2. Supports Immune System

Grapefruits contain vitamin C.2Turner, Tami, and Betty J. Burri. Potential Nutritional Benefits of Current Citrus Consumption. Mar. 2013, www.researchgate.net/publication/281358167/Potential/Nutritional/Benefits/of/Current/Citrus/Consumption. Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble vitamin, which means it can't be stored in the body.

Vitamin C has to be part of a regular diet for a person to stay healthy. The body can't manufacture vitamin C, and thus it has to be obtained from food. Ascorbic acid is vital for wound healing and maintaining a strong immune system. This essential vitamin is even used to metabolize certain proteins and synthesize neurotransmitters.

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