Grapefruit is rich in antioxidants and it is known for its powerful antibacterial properties. This citrus fruit provides a great number of health benefits, thanks to its high content of vitamins A, B, C, D, E, and minerals, including calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, zinc, copper and iron.
Here is how to prepare it this magical drink for health and beauty…
- 1 large grapefruit (ripe)
- 1 tbsp honey, organic
Cut the fruit in half, and remove the pulp using a spoon. You may want to keep it in the fridge before using it, as it will taste much better. Blend the pulp and honey until you get a nice and smooth texture.
The variety of healthy components in this magical drink will protect your health, but pectin and lycopene are the most important.
Pectin stimulates the excretion of excess cholesterol. By eating one grapefruit a day you can reduce bad cholesterol up to 15.5 percent and triglycerides by 27 percent. Pectin reduces insulin levels and regulates metabolism.
Lycopene eliminates toxins and dangerous materia from the body.
Take a few sips of this drink after your lunch, but always wait for 20 minutes before you drink it. It will burn about half of the calories you have eaten during the lunch. This drink has proven to be effective in the treatment of hypertension and cardiovascular diseases.
Note: Grapefruit must NOT be taken with certain anti-depressants and some medicationslike these psychiatric drugs: buspirone (BuSpar), triazolam (Halcion), carbamazepine (Tegretol), diazepam (Valium), midazolam (Versed), sertraline (Zoloft) !!
Grapefruit is also good for the season of colds and flu, as it contains nutrients that fight colds, and many studies have proven that it may prevent even certain cancers and heart diseases.
Source (re-posted with permission): www.healthyfoodteam.com