Grapefruit Pectin – Information and Benefits

Grapefruit contains pectin, a substance found in the pulp and peel of the grapefruit. Grapefruit pectin is an excellent natural source of water-soluble dietary fiber that has a gel-forming effect when mixed with water. Pectin is derived from the Greek word pectos, which means solidified or gelatinated. As a dietary fiber, Grapefruit Pectin supports good intestinal health.

Grapefruit has been observed to lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels. A study done by Dr. James Cerda, a gastroenterologist at the University Hospital in Gainesville, Florida found that an intake of grapefruit pectin may help lower LDL cholesterol levels and reverse arterial-wall damage caused by atherosclerosis.

Besides that, many individuals claim that grapefruit pectin has other health benefit. The following health benefits are based on claims, tradition, and scientific theory.

  • Antibacterial
  • Antifungal
  • Antiparasitic
  • Antiseptic
  • Cancer
  • Common cold
  • Dieting
  • Kidney stones
  • Stomach ulcers
  • Traveler’s diarrhea

Although grapefruit pectin has a lot of health benefits, it is not easy to get an intake of grapefruit pectin. To ingest the 15 grams of pectin as suggested by clinical study, one will have to eat two entire grapefruits, including the rind. Not an appetizing prospect.

However, it is not a problem now as various brands of grapefruit pectin supplements have appeared on the market. They can be easily found in health food stores and through Internet sources.

Examples of Grapefruit Pectin supplements available in the market:

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