Not only do I drink lemon water first thing in the morning, but grapefruit juice is a firm daily favourite.
It’s packed with Vit C and other various nutrients and vitamins, high in fibre and low in calories.
An awesome addition to the day to wake you up, curb hunger, burn fat, fight disease and much much more.
Check out 5 health benefits and reasons to enjoy grapefruit…
1. Prevents cancer
Since there are anti-cancer agents (bioflavonoids and other plant chemicals) in grapefruits they are protective against cancer, particularly in the digestive system, and the formulation of tumours.
2. Promotes weight loss
Grapefruit has a fat burning enzyme that helps absorb and reduce sugar and starch in the body whilst stablize blood sugar and insulin levels. It’s a great way to naturally curb hunger and boost your metabolism.
3. Fights fatigue and tiredness
Not only is it refreshing but it’s a great way to quickly boost your energy levels.
4. Helps with indigestion
Grapefruit acts immediately on indigestion by easing irritation caused in the stomach by improving the flow of gastric and digestive juices.
Even though grapefruit may taste acidic it’s juice has an alkaline reaction after digestion. This has a huge effect on acidity in the digestive system that can cause numerous health problems. Thus, grapefruit is extremely beneficial in preventing acid formation which can cause many diseases.
Wash the grapefruit under cool water before eating or slicing to get rid of dirt or pesticide residue.
Some serving tips:
- Grapefruit can be eaten like oranges. Cut the fruit horiztonally (into 2 halves) and scoop it out.
- My favourite way is to squeeze the grapefruit and drink the juice. Extremely refreshing!
- You can also add grapefruit to salads, or add the juice to other fruit juices, such as lemon or orange juice
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