I love grapefruit; it is delightfully tart and refreshing...and I love having one with my breakfast because it peps me up for the day! This juicy fruit also has many health benefits! It contains citric acid, natural sugars, essential oils like limonene, pinene and citral. It has high amounts of vitamin C, and smaller amounts of vitamin A, B complex, E and K. In the mineral department, larger amounts of calcium, folic acid, phosphorus, and potassium are found.I can see why February is National Grapefruit month because grapefruit is immensely beneficial during the cold season! A common cold is usually your body telling you that you are overworked. A regular drink of grapefruit during a stressful period gives your immune system the boost needed to prevent it coming on. Also, drinking a freshly-squeezed grapefruit juice helps relieve sore throats and soothes coughs.
Grapefruit also combines well with some of the exotic herbs that I carry in my shop. When combining fresh squeezed grapefruit juice to any type of kratom leaf powder it enables the body to absorb more of the active ingredients in the kratom leaf; which means it synergizes well with this herb. Kratom leaf contains alkaloids that are thought to play a beneficial role on the immune system and lower blood pressure, as well as epicatechin, a powerful antioxidant also found in dark chocolate and closely related to the EGCG that gives green tea its beneficial effects.To purchase or to find out more about the exotic kratom leaf powders that I carry in my Eco-Friendly Freckles shop, you can find them here:
Speaking of exotic goodies for your health, why not take an exotic getaway this Valentine's day...its good for your health! I created a treasury today featuring members from the Etsy STAT Team titled "Vacation for My Valentine". I promote a lovely Vintage Japanese Pink Parasol (pictured above) from my sister Andrea's Etsy shop "Storybook Artifact" in this Valentine's themed treasury!
While I am touching on the topic of treasuries, one of my shop items was featured in a fun, earthy treasury today! CatHot, fellow member of the Etsy STAT Team, kindly featured my White Willow Bark in her treasury titled "Arigato Alligator"!