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4. Natural Fat Burner
You might have heard about the Grapefruit Diet, but you don’t have to go to that extreme to burn some extra fat. Scientific research shows that this amazing fruit (or the juice from this fruit, if you prefer juice) can help to burn more fat in people than those who do not indulge in grapefruit. How much more fat? In this controlled study, those who ate just half of a grapefruit before each meal lost four more pounds than those who did not eat grapefruit over the 12-week study period. This was without making any other dietary changes. There are not many foods in this world you can add to your diet and still lose weight. Four pounds might not sound like much, but without changing your eating habits, simply eating half a grapefruit before each meal can mean as many as 16 pounds lost every year.
5. Prevents Painful Kidney Stones
If you have ever had a kidney stone, you know the absolutely unbearable pain it causes you. If you haven’t had one, thank your lucky stars! Kidney stones are mostly made from a buildup of calcium in the kidneys. Once you develop one of these stones, it must either be dissolved or passed. One of the active compounds in grapefruit, naringenin, makes grapefruit taste sour but it also prevents the formation of stones in the kidneys. Grapefruits also have high levels of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds which reduce the swelling in the kidneys and also reduce water retention. Drinking one liter of grapefruit juice daily will block the formation of stones. You don’t have to drink this all at once — simply break it up into several cups to sip on throughout the day.
6. Liver Detoxifier
Your liver naturally cleanses and detoxes the body, but what do you do to clean your liver? You can give your liver the help it needs by drinking grapefruit juice or eating some grapefruit. When you detoxify your liver, it improves your overall health and alleviates many of the symptoms of chronic health problems, including chronic headaches; stiff, sore muscles; depression; and chronic fatigue. Toxins are all around us, and in our modern world, it is impossible to avoid them. Help your liver do the best possible job of removing these deadly and cancer-causing toxins by eating a half a grapefruit every single day.
7. Lowers Cholesterol Levels
Studies show that when people consume grapefruit on a regular basis, LDL cholesterol levels (the bad type of cholesterol) can be lowered by as much as 15 percent! In this instance, regular grapefruit was shown to be more effective than the red grapefruit, although scientists don’t fully understand why. Triglyceride levels were also found to be reduced by as much as 17 percent. These are significant numbers if you are one of the millions of Americans trying to lower their cholesterol levels. By the way, these benefits were seen after only a four-week period! So add some grapefruit to your diet, and lower your cholesterol in one easy step.
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