Are you trying to lose weight? If so, grapefruit could be the extra ingredient you need in your diet. Grapefruit has natural antibacterial properties and contains many antioxidants.
Since it includes many vitamins, including Vitamin E, vitamin C, Vitamin D, vitamin A, and Vitamin B, it offers numerous health benefits.
It’s also a great source of many important minerals, such as magnesium, iron, calcium, zinc, phosphorus, copper, and manganese.
Benefits of Grapefruit
The many healthy components found in this drink help to protect and improve health, and lycopene and pectin are two of the most important nutrients.
The pectin aids in the excretion of any excess cholesterol. When you eat a grapefruit each day, you can significantly reduce your triglyceride levels and your levels of bad cholesterol.
Pectin also helps to regulate your metabolism and keeps insulin levels stable. The lycopene in the grapefruit helps the body to eliminate waste and toxins.
Give Your Metabolism a Boost
By consuming more grapefruit, you can begin losing more weight. In fact, studies show that individuals who eat half a grapefruit after every meal lose about 3.5 pounds in 12 weeks, even without making any other changes to their diet.
The compounds found in grapefruit help to boost metabolism, and they help the body burn fat. Since these compounds keep insulin and blood sugar levels stable, it helps reduce cravings as well.
Keep in mind, grapefruit should not be eaten if you are taking anti-depressants and certain medications such as but not limited to:
- Valium (diazepam)
- Tegretol (carbamazepine)
- Zoloft (sertraline)
- BuSpar (buspirone)
- Versed (midazolam)
- Halcion (triazolam)
- 1 large grapefruit (ripe)
- 1 tbsp honey ( organic, raw honey is best)
① Simply cut the grapefruit in half and use a spoon to remove the pulp. It’s a good idea to refrigerate the grapefruit ahead of time since it tastes better cold.
② Place the grapefruit pulp and the honey in a blender, blending until the mixture is smooth.
③ Drink 1 glass ( eight oz.) of the grapefruit drink after each meal.
④ To improve the taste, you can water down the mixture a bit (to offset the taste), and this drink will help you start losing those pounds quickly.
How to Drink:
When you drink this grapefruit mixture, it’s best to wait until 15-20 minutes after you eat your meal.
Drinking the drink will help you burn off nearly half of the calories you just ate.
Not only does it help burn the calories you just ate, but it also helps to effectively treat cardiovascular problems and hypertension.
Note: Make sure to consult your medical practitioner if you’re taking some medications.