VIDA Fitness Food of the Week: Grapefruit
Grapefruit is in the part of the citrus paradisi family, originally from Jamaica. It is an excellent source of vitamin C, and also contains potassium and folic acid. It also has digestive, antiseptic, and diuretic properties. Red grapefruit is also a great source of Vitamin A.
Health Benefits: Packed with antioxidants, grapefruit provides cardiovascular, anti-cancer, and immune system benefits.
Use: Add to salads and smoothies, enjoy as a pre-workout snack, or pair with walnuts as a mid-day energy boost.
Toss together segments from 1 grapefruit with 1 julienned cucumber, ½ a diced red apple, and chunks of ½ a small avocado. Top with grilled shrimp and drizzle with cilantro-lime dressing.