Calcium is very important for bone formation and its proper functioning. Studies have reported low calcium diet throughout life is associated with low bone mass and high fracture rates in joints which in advanced condition leads to development of osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a disease of bone which causes bone to become weak and brittle and hence adequate amount of calcium in diet is very crucial in keeping bones healthy and strong. Grapefruits are good source of calcium thus helping in proper development of bone mass and structure.
Lycopene, a carotenoid phytonutrient present in grapefruit which is responsible for giving it pink and red colour also possesses antioxidant properties. However, lycopene act as a strong anti tumor agents for cancer, it has excellent capacity in fighting against free radicals caused by oxidative stress thus helping to reduce the pain and inflammation caused in arthritis.