Grapefruit is known as an antioxidant and also for its strong antibacterial properties. It is rich in vitamin C, contains vitamins A, B, D, E, and calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, zinc, copper and iron, it is loaded with health benefits and is versatile enough to be enjoyed as a treat beyond breakfast.
It is known as a fat burning food that can kick-start your metabolism. Here we list four ways grapefruit can help you lose weight:
It Reduces Appetite and Keeps You Full
Grapefruit is packed with fiber, keeping you full longer and reduces the likelihood of mindless snacking between meals. One serving of grapefruit has only 53 calories and about 2 grams of fiber.
Researchers have also found that eating half a grapefruit before every meal can lead to greater weight loss in people already on a diet. Doing this with every meal is a bit extreme and not really necessary, this tactic is best used with breakfast.
It is an Excellent Low Calorie Substitution
Consider substituting dried fruit for slices of grapefruit in salads or using it to serve up a satisfying dinner alongside jerk grilled chicken.
It Helps Stabilize your Blood Sugar Levels
Studies have shown that grapefruit is amazing at reducing insulin levels. With lover insulin levels your body will be able to process food more efficiently and use it for energy instead of storing in as fat.
As studies have shown even smelling grapefruit can aid in weight loss. Scientists speculate that sniffing grapefruit oil has an effect on liver enzymes, which can help by reducing cravings and boosting weight loss.
As a bonus we give you a recipe for an easily prepared grapefruit drink you can add to your diet and reap all the benefits of this amazing druit.
The Magic Drink of Health and Beauty
– A big ripe grapefruit
– One tablespoon honey
Cut the grapefruit in half, it is preferable that it be cold (refrigerator temperature) and remove the flesh with a spoon. Put the flesh of the grapefruit and honey in a blender and blend until the mixture becomes smooth.
This drink contains useful elements such as:
Pectin, which contributes to the efficient removal of excess cholesterol (if you eat grapefruit every day, it reduces bad cholesterol by 15.5 percent and triglycerides by 27 percent), it also reduces the level of insulin in the blood and stabilizes the metabolism.
Lycopene, which helps to fight against toxins and harmful substances in the body.
A few sips of this drink after lunch (wait 20 minutes after eating), is able to burn almost half the calories gained during the meal.
The magic drink has healing effects on hypertension and cardiovascular disease.