Grapefruit-Powerful Food that Melts Pounds
If you aim at losing weight in an easy way, include grapefruit in your diet. Regular consumption of this juicy fruit is a simple weight loss plan that gives results in really short time.
Hollywood is very famous for the grapefruit diet. It originated in 1930 and it is a favorite way of shedding pounds of many celebrities. The diet involves consumption of grapefruit juice every day before taking a meal.
Japanese nutritionists conducted studies about the impact of the grapefruit diet which have revealed that even those who are not on a diet, undoubtedly lose weight if they have grapefruit on their menu during the day. On average, those who ate half a grapefruit with each meal lost 2 pounds a month, while those who consumed grapefruit juice three times a day lost about 3-4 pounds. All the participants involved didn’t follow any strict diet regime, they were only supposed to take grapefruit or grapefruit juice.Research has shown that there is a physiological link between grapefruit and insulin, since the chemical properties of this fruit reduce insulin levels and encourage weight loss.
Grapefruit is excellent when it comes to cleansing the body and removing all those toxins that burden the liver which prevents it from metabolizing the fats properly.
Another advantage of eating grapefruit is that it contains 90% water and any fruit with a high proportion of fluid requires drinking more fluids, provides energy and accelerates metabolism. It is enough to introduce this procedure(eating a grapefruit) as a habit, or to start and end the day with a glass of grapefruit juice. All you need is a grapefruit (or two), nothing else. Just squeeze it and you get the juice. If you like, you can add a little bit water but it is better if you drink the juice in its pure form due to higher concentration of the compounds which help the body get rid of extra pounds.