Grapefruit is known for its antioxidant and antibacterial properties. It is rich in vitamin C, A, B, D, E and minerals like calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, zinc and copper.
- One big ripe grapefruit
- One tablespoon of honey
Method of preparation:
The grapefruit should be cooled in the refrigerator. Cut the fruit in half and use a spoon in order to remove the pulp. Put the grapefruit pulp and honey in a blender and mix until you get homogeneous resulting mixture.
This miraculous elixir contains useful compounds:
- Pectin, which contributes tothe efficiency ofsecreting excesscholesterol(if we eatgrapefruitdaily, the bad cholesterolwillreduceby 15.5% and triglycerides by27%, according to numerousstudies), lower insulin levelsin the blood andnormalize
- Lycopene, which helps in the fight against toxins and harmful material in the organism.
A few sips of this elixir, after 20 minutes after having lunch, will help you burn almost half the calories obtained during the meal.
Grapefruit contains a number of ingredients that help fight colds and it has been proven to prevent several types of cancer and heart diseases.
However, keep in mind that grapefruit can increase some medicaments’ effects, and if you take regular therapy, consult a doctor before consuming this beverage. Avoid consuming grapefruit if you take drugs to reduce blood pressure, medicines to treat cancer and/or antidepressants.