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Best fruits for weight loss – Grapefruit

Grapefruit benefits for losing weight

Best fruit for weight loss - Grapefruit

Grapefruit

The grapefruit nutrition is very specific and its benefits make it one of the healthiest fruit and also one of the best fruits for weight loss.

Grapefruit belongs to the citrus fruits and usualy we can find three types on the market: red, pink and white depending on the skin and pulp color of the fruit.

The white grapefruit is the most common type, but currently the red and pink species are gaining the popularity among costumers. The red pulp color is caused by licopen pigment which is also typical for tomatoes.

Grapefruit contains lots of vitamin C and fiber and provides to our body vitamin B complex and minerals like potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, copper, zinc, etc..

If you’re determined to lose kilos than it is recommend to take grapefruit juice on daily basis or include fresh fruit to your alimentation and receive by that all the properties of grapefruit diet.

Benefits of grapefruit for weight loss:

  • It is an excellent antioxidant, assuring the proper cell function, because of the high contant of vitamin C, magnesium, copper and zinc.
  • It is an excellent cleanser, because it stimulates the liver function.
  • It is helpful for the gastric metabolism.
  • Stimulates the metabolism of fatty acids, thus accelerates and facilitates digestion.
  • Helps reduce cholesterol and triglycerides.
  • Stimulates elimination of toxins in the intestine and kidney.
  • Stimulates the adrenal glands, improving body energy use, improving the combustion of calories.

In addition to the properties of the grapefruit diet, this citrus has other benefits such as:

  • Increases organic defenses by stimulating the activity of white blood cells, preventing diseases such as colds, or degenerative diseases like cancer.
  • It helps wound healing due to its high content of vitamin C.
  • Relieves rheumatic pains.
  • Helps reduce blood pressure.

As you can see the grapefruit is a fruit with many properties that will help you not only lose weight but also stay healthy.

!Keep in mind that is contraindicated in case of suffering from gastro duodenal ulcer or gastritis.

Warning:
The effect of grapefruit on certain medications.
Grapefruit and grapefruit juice have a variety of interactions with many drugs.
Do not forget that if you have any questions or concerns, you should consult your physician.

Grapefruit calories are very low, a 100 g of grapefruit contains only 33kcal an is also low in carbohydrates that’s make it on of the best fruits for weight loss.

Nutritional information per 100g of fresh Grapefruit

(Source: USDA National Nutrient data base)

Principle Nutrient           Value               % of RDA
Energy                                 3 Kcal                  1.5 %
Carbohydrates                  8.41 g                  6.5 %
Protein                                0.69 g                     1 %
Total Fat                             0.10 g                  0.5 %
Cholesterol                          0 mg                     0 %
Dietary Fiber                        1.1 g                 4.5 %  for more nutritional information click here

 

On the market there are also grapefruit products which can be used for external use or household use. All these products are based on grapefruit seed extract that is made from pulp, seeds and white membranes of the fruit.

Some of the companies attribute to this polemic extract(also called GSE) amazing antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties.

On the other hand there have been some scientific researches and studies that concluded that the antimicrobial properties have their origin in the syntethic contamination with antimicrobials.