We here at Indian River Select® Brand Juice love our grapefruit juice and while we already know exactly how delicious and great it is for us, learning more reasons it’s healthy just encourages that healthy lifestyle we’re all aiming for. Grapefruits provide so many benefits for our health, even our beauty, and the main ringer: weight loss. We found an article on ActiveBeat.com on 10 Foods Proven To Burn Fat and not surprisingly, Grapefruit was #4 on the list. Here is what they had to say, and why you should include a glass of this yumminess in your daily diet:
Chances are you’ve heard that one of the best fat-burning breakfasts you can eat is half a grapefruit with a cup of black coffee. This can be a great start to your day, especially if you follow it up a couple of hours later with a healthy “second breakfast,” containing fiber-rich, high-protein foods. Grapefruit helps your body dissolve fat and cholesterol, which fighting hardening of the arteries (a process known as “arteriosclerosis”).
A medium-sized grapefruit has only 74 calories, but packs a whopping 15 grams of belly-filling pectin fiber. This fiber helps you feel full for a longer period of time, regulating hunger levels throughout the day and making you less likely to snack between meals. Grapefruit it also very high in both vitamin C and potassium, and it contains absolutely no fat and no sodium. Add it to your breakfast regimen and watch your waistline shrink!