Just about everyone knows that Grapefruits are good for our bodies, but to many of us do know what this fruit is good for what it does for our body. Maybe this will help you understand the benefits of grapefruit and why you should eat them more often.
This citrus fruit is considered as a low Glycemic food, which means that it blocks the blood sugar from rising. Low glycemic foods should be eaten before workout which will help your body lose 50 percent more fat than a high glycemic food, according to a study from 2009 that was in “Journal of Nutrition.” If you’re trying to lose weight this is definitely the fruit for you it contains fat burning and also weight loss properties, as confirmed by a 2006 study in the “Journal of Medicinal Food.” When you eat a grapefruit it makes a negative caloric balance, which means that the body will burn more calories than normal during digestion. Grapefruits have many other factors like getting rid of extra water weight and reduce the appearance of cellulite.
An Edinburgh University research group found that volunteers who drank a daily dose of half a liter of pomegranate juice were less likely to develop fatty cells around their abdomen. The researchers believe that the pomegranate juice may lower the amount of fatty acid in the blood known as nonesterified fatty acid or NEFA. Previous studies in humans and animals have shown that high NEFA levels are linked to a greater storage of fat around the abdomen as well as an increased risk of heart disease and Type II diabetes.
Bromeliad, an enzyme found in pineapple promotes burning of fats, according to The University of Maryland Medical Center. This important enzyme is often used as an anti-inflammatory agent and aids in restoring health to the muscles and skin cells. Vitamin C, a nutrient found pineapple also helps in repair of muscles and skin. These two agents are also necessary to reduce the appearance of cellulite. Pineapple is a natural diuretic that acts as an antagonist against water retention which is important for reducing belly fat efficiently.
Mix the ingredients and prepare 2 glasses of this delicious smoothie. Consume the 2 glasses during breakfast in a period of 2 hours. Repeat this in the morning for several days.
- big grapefruit
- 1/3 cup fresh pomegranate juice
Put the ingredients in a blender until smooth enough.
Note: If you can’t consume grapefruit due to medications interference, then replace it with 2 oranges.