Being rich in antioxidants, the grapefruit is famous for its potent antibacterial properties. Due to its high content of vitamins A, B, C, D, E, and minerals, including calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, zinc, copper and iron, this fruit can offer numerous health benefits.
You can prepare a grapefruit based remedy, and this is how:
- 1 large grapefruit (ripe)
- 1 tbsp honey, organic
Cut the fruit in half, and remove the pulp using a spoon. For a better taste, keep the fruit in the fridge before preparation. Blend the pulp together with the honey until you get a smooth texture.
Wait 20 minutes after lunch to consume only few sips of the remedy. It will also burn almost half of the calories you have eaten during the lunch. Moreover, it’s been proven that this drink can be effective in the treatment of hypertension and cardiovascular diseases.
Among the many healthy components, the pectin and lycopene are the most important.
This stimulates the elimination of excess cholesterol. All you need to do is eat one grapefruit a day and the bad cholesterol will be reduced up to 15.5 percent and triglycerides by 27 percent. Pectin also lowers insulin levels and regulates the metabolism.
Lycopene is important because it removes toxins and dangerous matter from the body.
Do not consume grapefruit if you are takind the following anti-depressants and medicationslike these psychiatric drugs: buspirone (BuSpar), triazolam (Halcion), carbamazepine (Tegretol), diazepam (Valium), midazolam (Versed), sertraline (Zoloft)!
Grapefruit is excellent during the cold and flu season as it is an excellent protector against these diseases. According to studies, this fruit may be even able to prevent certain cancers and heart diseases.