Calories 35.3 kcal / 100g
The acid within the grapefruit helps to increase the amount of acid that our stomach produces. It accelerates the digestion process and hence nutrition could be absorbed easily. The reason of grapefruit to be one of the most popular fruit diet in the diet world is it is rich in vitamin C, one grapefruit contains 100mg of vitamin C, it prevents fatigue and improves the condition of skin! Most importantly, it contains very less sugar. The richness in vitamin C would be the best supplement for the body during the diet period. A lot of girl dislikes the taste of sour in grapefruit. My tip is to add a few drops of honey onto the grapefruit. It will immediately reduce the sourness.
Selection: the heavier the grapefruit is, the richer in water.
Tips: contraindication of eating grapefruit
First of all, patients have cold deficiency in health, lower blood pressure and ‘cold stomach illness’ are not suitable to eat grapefruit. Secondly, do not eat grapefruit before taking any medicine for angina, low blood pressure, low blood fat, anti-histamine, etc. It is because grapefruit contains flavone which could inhibit the metabolism of the drug for liver issues, it would enhance the efficacy of the drug and lead to dangerous. For the safe side, therefore, it should wait for at least 2 hours after taking the medicine before eating grapefruit. Finally, Grapefruit is high in potassium, patients with uremia and dialysis should try not to eat it in order to avoid adding any more burdens onto the kidneys.
Grapefruit Diet: The scientific study
According to an online report of “New Scientist” magazine, A 3 months study by the US Scripps Nutrition and Metabolism Research Center which involved 100 obese adults have shown that you could lose an average of 3.6 pounds if they ate half of a grapefruit with each of their normal 3 daily meals. The best result could achieve losing up to 10 pounds. In the opposite test, those had similar food on the normal 3 daily meals but did not eat any grapefruit had only lost 0.5 pounds. In addition, it could achieve a good result by drinking grapefruit juice, can be lost an average of 3.3 pounds.
How is grapefruit diet works?
By measuring the glucose levels has showed that reason of losing weight may cause by decreased insulin levels. For normal people, after they have eaten foods that tend to cause the increase of blood glucose, it will accelerate the secretion of insulin. Insulin is a source that could enhance the ability of the body to easily absorb glucose and convert it into fat. Therefore, you must avoid increasing the secretion of insulin level in order to lose weight.
Grapefruit is categorized as a kind of food that is low in insulin. The enzyme within the grapefruit has an “impact” to the way that our body to use and absorb sugar. It will make the sugar will not be easily converted to and stored as fat. At the same time, acid can help the stomach to produce more digestive juice. Therefore, it would lead to a better digestion system. On top of that, grapefruit is also rich in vitamin C.
On the other hand, grapefruit is extremely low in calories. One grapefruit contains only about 60 kcal. This is exciting good news for those who want to lose weight.
A grapefruit contains about 10 grams of dietary fiber and it is twice as much as other fruit in general or 3 times as much as a portion of oat. The advantages of grapefruit are not only low in fat, high in fiber, etc., it has no sodium, potassium or folate. Fresh grapefruit juice is rich in vitamin C and has antioxidant effects. It has antiviral effect and can prevent blood clots problem. Grapefruits pulp contains an unique pectin that can reduce cholesterol level and have anti-cancer effect. It is particularly effective on the prevention of gastric cancer, pancreatic cancer.
There are many slimming diet recipe have mentioned grapefruit as one of the ingredient. It has stated that it is particularly good and work effectively for weight loss diet. Let’s recommend some methods for grapefruit diet:
Eat half of a grapefruit before meals
Have grapefruit instead of a meal of the day to help lose weight. Grapefruit is rich in vitamin C and is low in sugar. Therefore, eat a grapefruit instead of a meal, the intake of the calories will indeed be low calorie. If you can get the balance and have the right control of the other meals that you have for the day, you will for sure losing weight when time goes by.
Grapefruit Diet Recipes
Egg with grapefruit diet
The recipe is to eat boiled eggs, grapefruit and a small amount of vegetables for two weeks. Eat 5 to 9 eggs a day, split it to 3 times a day. The total calories Intake per day is about 1000 kcal. Due to the fact that this method can rapidly lose weight, it has raised a big attention in the world of diet.
Apple, grapefruit, skim milk diet
Apple – for those who try apple weight loss diet can improve dry skin condition, allergic dermatitis, constipation, etc.
Grapefruit – grapefruit diet did have its unique effect on weight loss.
Milk – It is critical on the Milk day that you cannot drink water. If the cycle repeat several times, your weight certainly will go down. You will also lose the body fat effectively. It is recommended to implement is diet method on the weekend as it is a good way to clear the bowel and to lose weight.
Way to eat: This method should not be implemented for too long. Only have unlimited skim milk plus apples and grapefruit daily and with totally non-fat foods is no good for the skin condition.
Mango and grapefruit juice
Ingredients: Grapefruit 1/4, mango 120g, milk 150CC, skim milk 2-3 teaspoons, a certain amount of honey and ice tubes.
Process: Peel and cut the skin of the grapefruit and mango, together with the milk, skim milk, honey, ice cubes and blend them to juice in a blender.
Effect: Increase appetite, reduce fatigue and stabilize blood pressure, etc.