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Grapefruit For Weight Loss and Health Benefits

By |October 31st, 2013|

grapefuit for weight loss and health

Remember when a person gorged on grapefruit in 1980’s and seriously lost lots of weight?  It was highly restrictive but it turns out all those restrictions were not necessary.

Eat half a Grapefruit before each meal; it can help you lose up to a pound a week before sensible meals!

Or eat whatever you usually do and lose 3.6 pounds in 12 weeks. – Research at the Nutrition and Medical Research Centre at Scripps Clinic

 Strangely, researchers are not sure how this works. They do know something in the grapefruit balances your insulin levels.  This could  certainly cause weight loss but there may be other factors involved also.

Health Benefits of Grapefruits:

  • Full of pectin that binds to heavy metals flushing them out.
  • Has antiviral compounds that cleanse harmful viruses.
  • Grapefruit is an excellent intestinal and liver detoxifier.
  • Grapefruit is full of vitamin C, to help keep colds at bay.

 

Caution: Grapefruit juice interaction with drugs can be deadly.  If you are taking any of the medications listed here do not eat grapefruit. http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/grapefruit-juice-interaction-with-drugs-can-be-deadly-1.1253489

 

Did You Know?

Grapefruit trees can produce for 30-40 years.

 

The United States produced 1.23 million tons of grapefruit in 2006.

 

Grapefruit are hand-picked, no mechanical harvesting is used.

 

Some mature grapefruit trees can yield up to 1500 pounds of fruit in a season. The average yield is 350 pounds.

Grapefruit Smoothie

By |September 18th, 2012|

This is an excellence smoothie for weight loss and of course very easy to make.

Ingredients:

1 Grapefruit, peeled and chopped into pieces
4 pieces of romaine lettuce
1 piece of celery
Few drops of Stevia
Clean water

Directions:

  1. Put all ingredients in your blender.
  2. Cover all ingredients with clean water.
  3. Blend till smooth; use the liquefy button on the blender.
  4. Drink immediately.

Note:  This is just one of the recipes in our Weight Loss BootCamp.   Check it out!

Learn 10 reasons to Eat Green Smoothies