Its juicy, tart and tangy yet sweet.
Grapefruits are categorized as white, pink or ruby. Researchers say that eating this fruit or drinking its juice before a meal is extremely beneficial for weight loss, cholesterol reduction and blood sugar control. The 2011 “Nutrition & Metabolism” study showed that grapefruit juice before meals also helps raise good cholesterol, (HDL) levels which can reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke. Both grapefruit and grapefruit juice offer weight loss benefits when consumed as part of a low-calorie diet. When trying to lose weight, stick with the unsweetened varieties of grapefruit juice; since sweetened grapefruit juice may taste good, it is higher in calories. Also consider grapefruit and grapefruit juice may interact with certain medications, so please check with your doctor, if you are taking medication(s), before adding this or juice to your diet.
If you love fatty foods, make sure you drink grapefruit juice because it will reduce the chances of obesity by five times. Pectin, contained in grapefruit, reduces the absorption of fat from food and therefore the body immediately ejects it from the body.
Grapefruit juice is known to be a great ally when it comes to maintaining the slim line. New research, conducted at school in California, shows that it helps weight loss and prevents obesity.
Scientists have discovered that the ideal way to consume this juice is after eating fatty foods, especially fried. Active ingredients such as pectin and phenols reduce the absorption of fat and the possibility of their accumulation is decreased.
In the study, people were divided into two groups. One group received grapefruit juice with their meal and the other group received water. Both groups ate the same amount of food.
After 3 months, the group that drank the juice was 20% less obese. In addition, scientists have found that they had more stable sugar levels in the blood, so we recommend this juice if you want to prevent diabetes.
The fruit, from which this drink is made, helps in the fat-burning process, regulates blood’s sugar-levels thus it stabilizes appetite in the most natural way.
Grapefruit provides our body with enough liquids and minerals because it contains lot of water and sodium.
Source: Health and Healthy Living