Grapefruits are super healthy and help losing weight

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Grapefruits are super healthy and help losing weight

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The grapefruit is a Jamaican fruit that originated as a cross between an orange and a pomelo. It grows on a plant that can reach 15 meters. They have a yellow / orange peel and a diameter of 10 to 15 centimeters. The flesh is pink / red in color. Grapefruit has a sour taste and is super healthy!

Grapefruits increase weight loss
Consuming grapefruits positively contributes to losing weight. American research has shown that grapefruit starves fat cells. In this study, the subjects were divided into three groups. All groups received the amount of calories which was needed to maintain their current weight.

Group 1: normal diet
Group 2: three times a day, half a grapefruit
Group 3: three times a day, a glass of grapefruit juice

The weight loss after 10 weeks was as follows:
Group 1: 0.4 pounds
Group 2: 3.52 pounds
Group 3: 3.3 pounds

The only difference in diet was eating grapefruits. The research further shows that this weight loss is caused by a change in uptake of glucose by fat cells. Eating one grapefruit will reduce this with 20%! Eating several grapefruits didn't make ​​this effect stronger. The fat cells get smaller by eating grapefruit. Ideal for when you want to lose weight!

Many vitamins and minerals
A grapefruit contains 1.5 times more than the recommended daily amount of vitamin C. In addition, the fruit also contains vitamin E, vitamin B1, vitamin B2 and vitamin B6. The fruit also contains many minerals such as calcium, folic acid, phosphorous and potassium. The nutritive phytonutrients of this voluptuous fruit - liminoids, flavonoids, lycopene and glucarates - help fight cancer and various other diseases. Thus, the link with kidney stones for example, demonstrated several times.

Nutritive value
1 grapefruit weighs about 200 grams and contains about 90 calories, 1.5 grams protein, 0.4 grams of fat and 3 grams of fiber.

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