Grapefruit Juice Diet Plan: How It Works?

grapefruit5The grapefruit is believed to have fat burning enzymes that helps in eliminating fat. The most important active ingredient in grapefruit that helps us to lose weight is naringin, a flavonoid compound that gives grapefruit its characteristic bitter flavor. It blocks the uptake of fatty acids into cells to prevent our bodies from effectively using carbohydrates.

200408846-001A study from a 2006 issue of the ‘Journal of Medicinal Food’ revealed that people who ate half a grapefruit before each meal for 12 weeks lost 3.6 pounds. Likewise, people who drank a serving of grapefruit juice three times a day lost 3.3 pounds. Yet in this study, individuals ate healthy, balanced diets and could exercise up to three times a week.

Researchers theorize that the grapefruit assists in the management of insulin levels. After the study was complete, individuals taking grapefruit had lower levels of insulin and blood sugar than beginning. The levels of insulin remained unchanged for those who didn’t included grapefruit in their diet.

Lower levels of insulin may promote weight loss because with high levels of insulin, sugar is more likely to be stored as fat, thus prevent the body from breaking down fat. Also, high levels of insulin will make people feel hungry so that they eat more.

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Think Pink-Grapefruit Breakfast Power Recipe

Print Yum Think Pink-Grapefruit Breakfast Power Recipe Yield: 1Serving Size: 294gCalories per serving: 238 Ingredients1 pink grapefruit 1-2 tablespoon cottage cheese 1 1/2 tablespoons honey 1/2 tablespoon sesame seeds fresh coriander leaves (optional)InstructionsPeel...

Grilled Pink Grapefruit Recipe

Print Yum Grilled Pink Grapefruit Recipe Yield: 2 servingServing Size: 144gCalories per serving: 115 Ingredients1 pink grapefruit 2 tablespoons honey 1 pinch ground allspice mint sprigs, to garnish (optional)InstructionsPreheat the grill. Peel the grapefruit and...

Endive with Grapefruit Recipe

Print Yum Endive with Grapefruit Recipe Yield: 4 servingServing Size: 335gCalories per serving: 131 Ingredients2 heads endive 1/3 cup cream cheese 1 tablespoon dried dill 1 grapefruitInstructionsWash, trim, and separate endive leaves. Lay each separately on a platter...

Baked Grapefruit Recipe

Print Yum Baked Grapefruit Recipe Yield: 4 servingServing Size: 125gCalories per serving: 60 Ingredients2 grapefruits 4 teaspoons clear honey or maple syrup 1 teaspoon ground cinnamonInstructionsHalve grapefruits and remove pith with a knife. Loosen the sections. Pour...

Australian Grapefruit Bowl Recipe

Print Yum Australian Grapefruit Bowl Recipe Yield: 4 servingServing Size: 254gCalories per serving: 127 Ingredients2 grapefruits 1 cup orange juice 4 tablespoons dry sherry mint leavesInstructionsCut grapefruit in halves and remove fruit sections with a knife or...

Broiled Breakfast Grapefruit Recipe

Print Yum Broiled Breakfast Grapefruit Recipe Yield: 1Serving Size: 259gCalories per serving: 155 Ingredients1 pink grapefruit 1 tablespoon brown sugarInstructionsCut grapefruit in half (midway between the stem-end and the dot on the opposite end). Sprinkle brown...

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