Summer is now upon us, which for most of us means hot and humid weather, beach holidays and lots of sticky toffee-puddings. And while we welcome the cooler evenings and shorter days, it also means we’re faced with a bit of a dilemma; we want to enjoy the good things about the summer time, but we also want to slim down for the beach holidays.
Luckily, there’s a solution – a grapefruit diet. Now, before you rush off to try this out, let us tell you a little bit about grapefruit and the solution itself.
Grapefruit is a common sight in most fruit and veggie aisles in supermarkets, appearing as a yellow fruit with a garnish of white pith. Its chief source of attraction is its pleasing combination of sour and sweet, with the sour complementing the sweetness. It is a common misconception that grapefruit is only available in abundance in Australia – the U.S. is actually the largest consumer of grapefruit, due to the popularity of the U.S. citrus industry. It is most abundantly found in the Mediterranean, where it has been used for centuries to promote good health.
Unfortunately, there isn’t a lot of nutritional information available for grapefruit, owing to its common appearance in food aisles and its inability to withstand cooking. But what we do know is that it is a good source of vitamins and antioxidants, as well as being high in vitamin C. Some studies have even suggested that grapefruit can help prevent certain kinds of cancer.
Why Is Grapefruit Important To Lose Weight?
The importance of grapefruit in a diet plan comes from the fact that it is a tart fruit which means that it gives you a great rush of energy yet keeps you feeling fuller for longer. It is high in vitamin C, which encourages collagen synthesis and keeps your skin looking young and vibrant. It also encourages the bodys natural detoxification processes, enabling your body to excrete toxins more readily.
Additionally, grapefruit is a good source of nutrients which are important for overall good health, such as vitamin A and vitamin B6. These nutrients help your body produce red blood cells and healthy tissues, respectively. Furthermore, it has been shown to fight bacteria and fungi, particularly in areas where the immune system is weakened. All of these elements make grapefruit a very important part of a diet plan for anyone who wants to lose weight!
How Do You Eat Grapefruit?
You can eat grapefruit just like you would any other fruit however you choose to do so: fresh, frozen or canned. The common misconception that grapefruit is only available in abundance in Australia is completely untrue, with it being grown abundantly in Florida and California. Its natural habitat is the Mediterranean region, where it has been used for centuries to promote good health.
The most straightforward way to eat grapefruit is to use a citrus reamer to remove the zest from the fruit. You can also chop it up and add it to other dishes, or blend it in a food processor with other fruits for a healthier version of a fruit cocktail.
It’s important to keep in mind that grapefruit is high in vitamin C, so you should eat plenty of natural foods rich in vitamin C, such as berries, tomatoes and citrus fruits. These foods will help keep your body’s immune system in good shape and fight off any infections that you might acquire. For those interested in trying out this diet plan, let us know about your experience on social media by tagging us on Instagram or Facebook.