A diet based on eating a large amount of grapefruit allows you to reduce your weight by five kilograms in a week. Grapefruit has the ability to break down fat in the body very effectively, because it has the necessary enzymes. Therefore, many nutritionists recommend including grapefruit in your diet for people who are overweight, as well as those who keep their weight normal. In addition to the undeniable benefits for weight loss, grapefruit contains a complex of vitaminsnecessary for our body-vitamins B, A, P, D. Of course, grapefruit contains a large amount of vitamin C, which is simply necessary for excellent immunity and healthy skin, as it is also a natural antioxidant. Grapefruit will also help with spring beriberi, fill the body with strength.
What helps grapefruit burn extra fat very effectively? Like other citrus fruits, grapefruit contains the flavonoid naringenin, which gives the grapefruit a bitter taste. The same substance helps the liver break down fat, not accumulate it. This substance also helps to stabilize the level of insulin and glucose. If you include grapefruit in a regular diet, it will improve the functioning of the liver, digestive and cardiovascular systems, and normalize blood pressure.
But it should be remembered that grapefruit is not recommended for postmenopausal women, because some scientists associate daily consumption of grapefruit with the risk of breast cancer. Grapefruit is also banned for people suffering from gastritis and stomach ulcers. When undergoing treatment with certain medications, it is also not recommended to use grapefruit.
There are many diets based on the use of grapefruit, but they are based on one thing – before each meal, you need to eat half a grapefruit. Each meal of grapefruit reduces the number of calories received by 800 kcal per day.
During the grapefruit diet, you need to drink a large amount of liquid and be sure to take a complex of multivitamins.
Foods that can be eaten while on a grapefruit diet are: fruit, broccoli, spinach, all kinds of porridge on water, durum wheat pasta, radishes, bran bread, red onions, all kinds of pickles. It is especially useful to drink kefir and green tea during a diet.