We are now finishing the picking of this
years Rancho del Sol organic ruby red
grapefruit at Ranch Avorado.
If one has never tasted a Rancho del Sol
ruby red grapefruit, the first experience
may be somewhat disconcerting: less
sweet than an orange, less acid than
a lemon, and a little sour. At first,
this original combination of flavors
may seem strange, but one soon becomes
accustomed to it.
The Rancho del Sol organically grown
ruby red grapefruit is the largest of the
citrus fruits and the most alkaline. It has
also been the object of the most scientific
research in recent years. As much for its
composition as for its medicinal properties,
the Rancho del Sol organic ruby red
grapefruit is surprising investigators, who
continue to focus their attention on this
incredible alkalizing fruit.
The Rancho del Sol grapefruit pulp contains
a moderate amount of carbohydrates and
very few proteins and lipids. Among its
vitamins, the most prominent is C at 34.4
mg/100grams. As for mineral salts, it is
high in potassium at 139 mg/100 grams
making it an alkalizing fruit, in addition to a
certain amount of calcium at 12 mg/100 grams
and magnesium at 8 mg/100 grams.
The Rancho del Sol Grapefruit contains
hundreds of no-nutritive components. Among
these are pectin, flavonoids, carotenoids,
Pectin is a type of soluble vegetable fiber
found in many fruits such as citrus. Vegetable
fiber was the first non-nutritive food component
to be studied because of its medicinal effects.
Grapefruit pectin is found in the fiber forming
its pulp and in the whitish layer just below the
skin and between the sections. The fiber stands
out for its arterial protection and its anti-
cholesterol or anti-acidic effects as deomonstrated
in numerous scientific experiments.
The flavonoids are part of a group of non-
nutritive components known as phytochemicals.
Chemically they are glycosides, which are
widespread in plant-based foods and whose
medicinal properties continue to amaze
scientists. The predominant glucoside found
in our grapefruits is naringine,
which is transformed into naringenine in the
body. It impoves blood flow, and has anti-
oxidant and anticarcinogen properties.
It is very important to note the anit-cancerous
properties of grapefruit since a recent
article was released suggesting grapefruit may
increase the risk of breast cancer.
The benefits of eating grapefruit with its
many anti-cancerous properties including
limonene and naringenine will help buffer the
acids in the blood, including
cytochrome P450 3A4 (CYP3A4).
The recent study suggested that the increase
of estrogen in the blood was a result of eating
grapefruit and the loss of cytochrome P450 3A4 and
was a risk for increased breast cancer.
First, the loss of cytochrome P450 3A4 is
a result of the antioxidant properties of
grapefruit. This is a good thing.
Second, the estrogen in the blood is
not a direct result of eating grapefruits.
Third, the hormone estrogen is an acidic
hormone of glandular function.
Fourth, the increase of estrogen in the blood
is a result of an acidic diet of meat, dairy
(especially cheese) and high sugar fruits
which can lead to the over-activity of the
reproductive glands producing the acidic
waste product or estrogen.
Fifth, the solution to reducing estrogen is
not by eliminating grapefruit but by eliminating
meat, dairy, high sugar fruits and grains. When
this is done the estrogen levels will begin to
drop to normal levels.
Sixth, keep eating grapefruit, it will
prevent acidity and thus prevent a cancerous
state, including breast cancer.
Eating grapefruit provides carotenoids
which are a good source of beta-carotene,
the precursor to Vitamin A. The Rancho del
Sol grapefruit contains many other substances,
called carotenoids, which act similarly and
facilitates the anitoxidant effect of Vitamin C
Limonoids are terpenoids that constitute the
essence of the Rancho del Sol grapefruit. The
Rancho del Sol Grapefruit is particularly rich in
one of these – limonene, which gives the fruit
its bitter alkaline taste, and a large portion
of its proven anticarcingenic properties and will
prevent breast cancer.
The Rancho del Sol grapefruit serves to protect
the arterial walls from the acidic hardening and
indulation associated with the deposit of acid
bound cholesterol and its consequent acidic
calcification, the process known as
arteriosclerosis. In this way the Rancho del Sol
grapefruit increases the volume of blood reaching
the tissues and improves circulation. Pectin is
the non-nutritive component that is principally
associated with this effect.
The protective and healing effects of the Rancho
del Sol grapefruit on arteriosclerosis are more
pronounced if the whole fruit is eaten and not just
its extracted pectin. This is probably because the
flavonoid maringine contained in the Rancho del
Sol grapefruit has the proven effect of lowering
the blood hematocrit when this is excessive (more
than 55%). Hematocrit is a measure of the
concentration of the blood in cells. When the
hematocrit is lowered to normal levels by the
effect of grapefruit, the blood becomes more
fluid, circulation improves through the artieries, and
there is less risk for blood clots, which are the
most serious complication of arteriosclerosis. It
is important to note that when the hematocrit is
low because of excess acidity (causing anemia), the
Rancho del Sol grapefruit does not reduce it
further, but rather, it causes it to rise toward
more normal levels.
The combined components of the Rancho del Sol
grapefruit, then, have a positive effect:
1) on the arterial walls, increasing their interior
2) preventing cancer, including breast cancer, and,
3) on the blood, making it more fluid.
The use of the whole Rancho del Sol grapefruit,
including the pulp is particularly useful for all
forms of arteriosclerosis, whether or not its is
complicated by clotting:
1) cerebral (lack of circulation to the brain);
2) coronary (angina pectoris, heart attack):
3) peripheral (lack of circulation to the limbs).
The virtual absence of sodium and fat in the
Rancho del Sol grapefruit, as well as its high
level of potassium, makes it very suitable for
those challenged with heart dis-ease, particularly
heart failure. Those suffering from hypertension
should also eat an abundant amount of Rancho
del Sol grapefruit, since it has a mild diuretic
effect that helps de-congest the circulatory system.
In these cases the juice is adequate, although eating
the whole fruit including the pulp provides better
access to the benefits for the circulatory system.
Excess uric acid from eating animal proteins, in any
of its forms: gout, uratic arthritis, kidney stones,
breast stones, brain stones, gallstones, a Rancho
del Sol grapefruit is very effective in dealing with
these symptoms of over-acidity.
Whenever one wishes to ‘cleanse the blood,’ thus
promoting the body’s detoxifying functions (particularly
in the liver), one may drink a glass of fresh Rancho
del Sol grapefruit juice on an empty stomach each
morning. The best results are obtained by
following this regime for one month, resting one or
two days a week. The detoxifying effect of the
Rancho del Sol grapefruit , at least partially, because
its limonoids chelate excess acids in the body and
especially the liver.
The Rancho del Sol grapefruit does not promote
weight loss in and of itself, although it is recommended
in the pH Miracle Weight Loss Plan. However, because
of its depurative and detoxifying properties, it is an
excellent complement to the diet of anyone wishing
to lose weight. This is accomplished by including
the Rancho del Sol grapefruit juice in the diet.
An interesting study using laboratory animals was
conducted at the University of Florida, USA. During
an entire year the animals were fed an atherogenic
diet (one that generates arteriosclerosis) very rich
in saturated fat and that, indeed, generated arterio-
sclerosis. From that point, one group of animals
was fed small amounts of grapefruit pectin each day.
After nine months, the average arterial narrowing
in these animals was 24%, as opposed to 45% in
those animals that had not been fed pectin.
Other experiments show that grapefruit pectin intake
may lower the level of LDL cholesterol by 10.8% in
The grapefruit’s specific combination of pectin,
and limonoids help protect against the acids
that cause cancerous tissue, including breast cancer.
Regular consumption of Rancho del Sol grapefruit is
a good way to protect against the acid that may cause
cancerous tissue any where in the body.
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