November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. Did you know, that in addition to having calming effects, Grapefruit is also beneficial in the fight against Alzheimer’s?
Grapefruit juice, which is chock-full of antioxidants, can help suppress the progression of the disease according to a study by Professor Alan Crozier of the University of Glasgow. Crozier says, “Phenolic antioxidants are bioactive compounds in fruits, vegetables and beverages that play an active role in the human body. By quenching free radicals they help maintain oxidative balance and are thought to play a key role in maintaining and improving health.” Although not a cure, making Grapefruit a part of your regimen has been shown to have phenomenal benefits. You can experience these effects by using a detoxifying foot soak every couple of weeks.
Detoxifying Grapefruit Foot Soak
In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients. Pour mixture into jar and label with ingredients and date made. Store in refrigerator until use. To use, scoop ¼ c. to foot tub and add warm running water. Allow salts to completely dissolve before submerging feet. Soak for 15-20 minutes. After removing feet from tub, pat skin dry and apply lotion. It’s recommended that you drink lots of water before and after this treatment.
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, “Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior.” Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States and there is currently no cure for the disease.
*For informational purposes only. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.