How to live longer: Grapefruit could prevent cancer, protect the heart and boost longevity

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Grapefruit is a citrus fruit that’s rich in the powerful antioxidant lycopene, revealed dietitian Juliette Kellow and nutritionist Dr Sarah Brewer.

Regularly eating red grapefruit, specifically, could reduce the amount of ‘bad’ cholesterol in your body, they said.

Everyone should aim to eat a portion of citrus fruits every single day to increase their lifespan, they added.

“Best known for containing vitamin C, which supports the immune system, citrus fruits do far more than just fight infections,” they said in their book ‘Eat Better Live Longer – Understand What Your Body Needs To Stay Healthy’.

“They are linked tight everything from protection against heart disease and cancer to slowing down cataract development.

“Grapefruit help to lower cholesterol levels. [They] come in pink, red, and blond varieties. Pink and red are rich in lycopene, a powerful antioxidant.”

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