Can Grapefruit Make You Gorgeous?

Sweet and juicy, grapefruits have long been a diet staple. But more than just low in calories, grapefruits pack an impressive nutritional payload. They are rich in pectin, a type of fiber known for lowering cholesterol. This citrus fruit is also high in potassium essential for normal blood pressure and vitamin C which the vitamin linked to fewer wrinkles. In fact 1/2 a grapefruit supplys almost 70% of our daily vitamion C needs– at just 30 calories. Usually differnt types of a fruit  or vegetable have pretty much the same nutritional content.  But grapefruits are different.  P ink or red grapefruits ( usually from Texas)   are also rich  in beta carotene– a precursor to skin- friendly vitamin A.    The white grapefruit ( common in Florida)   which tastes  pretty much … Continue Reading…

Smelling Younger?

I was intrigued by a newish study from the Smell and Taste Institute that found men perceived  the smell of grapefrut as “younger”.   Here’s how it worked: Researchers dabbed  middle-aged women with different  items including banana,  grapefruit, mint, lavender and grapefruit.  Then they asked  young male  volunteers to smell the women and guess their ages.  When  the grapefruit was tested the  volunteers consistatly  reported the age  as six years younger then they actually were.  With all the other scents, there was no difference in age perception.  Seriously!

I really didn’t know how to process this information until I saw an ad for a grapefruit fragrance from Jo Malone.  In New York City, this brand is sold at Berdorf Goodman.  Once inside their heavy brass doors, I took the little escalator down  to the uber … Continue Reading…