Grapefruit is the type of fruit that is rich with antioxidants, it is very well known for its strong antibacterial properties and is also known as citrus fruit. It is full with vitamins like A, E, B, D, C and minerals as well, like calcium, magnesium, manganese, zinc, phosphorus, iron and copper. This makes it a fruit with many benefits for peoples health. Also, it is very helpful if you want to lose weight, mostly when it;s consumed together with honey.
The following is the recipe of how to prepare this miraculous and very healthy drink that can help you lose weight very fast:
- 1 tablespoon of organic and raw honey
- 1 large grapefruit (ripe)
First of all, you should cut the grapefruit in half, after that with a spoon remove the pulp. If you want to taste better, you should keep it in the fridge before you use it. Afterwards, blend the pulp and honey until you have a nice and smooth texture.
The healthy components like lycopene and pectin, which are actually the most important ones, keep your health well protected and they also improve it.
Pectin can lower the insulin levels, regulates the metabolism and stimulates the excretion of excess cholesterol. You can reduce bad cholesterol for 15 % and also triglycerides by 27%, by consuming 1 grapefruit per day
On the other hand, lycopene is helpful in eliminating the dangerous toxins and materia from the body.
After your lunch, you can drink few sips of this beverage, but wait for 20 minutes before you drink it. It is very helpful in treatments for hypertension, cardiovascular diseases and also it burns almost half of the calories that you have put in during your lunch.
Note: If a person uses medications and anti-depressants like the following.. For example, the psychiatric drugs buspirone ( BuSpar), diazepam (Valium), sertraline (Zoloft), triazolam (Halcion), midazolam (Versed), carbamazepine ( Tegretol) grapefruit must NOT be consumed with them.
Grapefruit is rich with nutrients which makes it great in fighting colds. Meaning, usually it’s used during the season of flu and colds. Also, according to many studies it prevents certain cancers and heart diseases.
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