"Grapefruit juice contains flavones and flavonoids, which are part of a group called phytonutrients. Phytonutrients are important to our health because
they have antioxidant properties, which means that they protect your cells from oxidative damage which can lead to disease.
"The dark side of grapefruit juice is the potential drug interactions. Grapefruit juice has been known to have drug interactions with more than 85 drugs,"
Experts believe that "grapefruit juice can block an enzyme called CYP3A4 that is in charge of the metabolism of many medications in the small intestine.
If this enzyme is not working properly, the drug may be absorbed in larger doses and can stay in the body longer—resulting in more of the medication than desired,"
"It can raise your blood sugar (depending on quantity), which can be not great for people with diabetes who don't know they have it and are walking around with chronically
high levels. Conversely, for people with low blood sugar levels, drinking half a cup of juice can help normalize their blood sugar.It really just depends on the circumstance,
Lastly, drinking grapefruit juice may potentially help boost your immunity, as long as it's paired with a healthy diet."Grapefruit is filled with vitamins A and C,
which carry antioxidant features that fight inflammation and infectious diseases," "It also has minerals, including zinc, iron, and copper, that increase immunity & promote the skin's integrity