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Some studies have suggested that the red variety of grapefruit helps lower blood cholesterol level, but it’s not a miracle food, and consumed alone is not sufficient to lower cholesterol or protect against heart disease.
In fact, all coloured fruits, which also include citrus fruits, are rich in antioxidants, phytonutrients and fibre, all of which help protect against heart disease.
On another note, if you eat grapefruit and you are taking cholesterol-lowering medication, it’s very important to check with your doctor about grapefruit’s effect on your drug. Grapefruit may interact with certain medications and can cause levels of medicine to rise in the body and lead to serious side effects.