OK, I came up with this one out of necessity. A few months back, I got a 10# bag of grapefruits from a friend only to find out that my family doesn’t care for them, and I would have to eat them all. In my effort to try to eat a couple everyday, I noticed my teeth started to feel sensitive after a few weeks. I guess enamel got worn off. Consequently, I think it’s better for me to blend and drink them instead of eating them so the acid doesn’t get on my teeth as much. I recently got 4 grapefruits. I took two and juiced them, added ice and a little ginger and that really tasted awesome. My husband liked it too. Here is that recipe:
Iced Ginger Grapefruit Drink by Nutribuff
- 2 grapefruits, sectioned and juiced
- 1/4 tsp ginger
- 4 ice cubes
Cut the grapefruits in half, section and juice them with a handheld juicer. Or, use a blunt table knife to help release the juice as you squeeze the rind inward. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend well. Enjoy a cool drink!
Variations: I think it would be good with 8 ice cubes and 1/2 tsp ginger also. Then, it would be more icy.
Grapefruits contain salicylic acid, which is great for dissolving inorganic calcium and can be very helpful for people with arthritis. Apparently, the excessive consumption of products made with white flour contributes to the accumulation of calcium in the joints. (This information is in the Encyclopedia of Fruits, Vegetables, Nuts and Seeds for Healthful Living by Joseph M. Kadans, PhD) Grapefruits also contain a bitter antioxidant called Naringenin that is helpful in making the body more sensitive to insulin and is consequently advantageous for weight loss and diabetes reversal.