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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Grapefruit Brulee Recipe

Print Yum Grapefruit Brulee Recipe Yield: 6 servingServing Size: 2 slice Ingredients3 large pink or ruby-red grapefruits 6 tablespoons packed dark brown sugar 1 tablespoon butter cut into tiny pieces 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated...

Baked Grapefruit Alaska Recipe

Print Yum Baked Grapefruit Alaska Recipe Yield: 4 servingServing Size: 179gCalories per serving: 157 Ingredients2 grapefruits 1/2 cup grapes 1/2 cup fresh berries, of your choice 2 egg whites 1/2 cup sugar 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartarInstructionsCut grapefruits in...

Grapefruit Tea Recipe

Print Yum Grapefruit Tea Recipe Yield: 4 servingServing Size: 165gCalories per serving: 89 Ingredients2 cups ruby red grapefruit juice, freshly squeezed( about 2 grapefruits) 2 tablespoons honey (may add more to taste) 1 cinnamon stick 1/2 teaspoon allspice berries...

Strawberry Grapefruit Cooler Recipe

Print Yum Strawberry Grapefruit Cooler Recipe Yield: 2 servingServing Size: 246gCalories per serving: 115 Ingredients1 cup whole fresh strawberries 1 cup pink unsweetened grapefruit juice 3 tablespoons sugar or 1 1/2 tablespoons honey 10 ice cubesInstructionsCombine...

Grapefruit Spritzer Recipe

Print Yum Grapefruit Spritzer Recipe Yield: 4 servingServing Size: 239gCalories per serving: 84 Ingredients1 1/2 cups grapefruit juice 1/4 cup sugar 2 inches cinnamon sticks ice cubes 2(12ounce)cans diet ginger ale, chilledInstructionsFor syrup, in a saucepan combine...

Grapefruit Rum Coolers Recipe

Print Yum Grapefruit Rum Coolers Recipe Yield: 2 servingServing Size: 141gCalories per serving: 155 Ingredients4 mint sprigs 1 tablespoon superfine sugar, to taste 2/3 cup fresh grapefruit juice 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice or lime juice, to taste 3 ounces...

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