New superfoods and superfruits seem to be coming to the forefront every day — coconut, açai, goji, soursop, and pitaya are just a few recent exotic names. But my favorite is an old-timer that even people in my grandmother's generation were eating for breakfast every day: grapefruit!
In addition to being filling, hydrating, and usually large enough to satisfy your afternoon hunger pangs, grapefruit also has a slightly sour taste to it, making it less sweet than most other fruit. In fact, grapefruit ranks at the bottom end of the range for glycemic load of fruits — it has a glycemic load of 3 compared to apples (5) and bananas (11).
For me, this is a good thing since it avoids stimulating my sweet tooth, which usually then leads to more sweets.
Here are some of the nutrients that grapefruit contains that make it my favorite superfruit: