Many people think of grapefruit as being sour and unpalatable – but they can actually be quite delicious if served correctly.

Grapefruits are packed full of powerful antioxidants such as vitamin C and citrus bioflavonoids. Pink or Ruby grapefruits are particularly high in antioxidants. They contain good levels of lycopene, the same antioxidant that gives tomatoes and watermelon their red hue.

Grapefruit helps detoxification, reduces allergies and boosts your immune system!

Many people eat grapefruit as part of their detoxification routine. Grapefruit is best to be consumed at night, after dinner as it down regulates phase one and up regulates phase 2 detoxification, which naturally occurs as you sleep.

Try eating half a grapefruit or drinking 200ml of unsweetened grapefruit juice an hour before bed.

To improve taste, try sprinkling cinnamon on your grapefruit, for an aromatic flavour. You could even sprinkle a little xylitol on top to make it sweeter if you like.