Despite the fact that grapefruit stimulates the appetite, it is widely used in dietary nutrition in order to get rid of extra pounds. And it really is possible. And all thanks to the enzymes and bioflavonoids present in it. They improve metabolism and the entire digestive process. Regular consumption of grapefruit prevents the accumulation of harmful fats and promotes the burning of already formed ones. But do not forget that everything in moderation is useful.
Grapefruit contains many beneficial substances. The daily use of several of its slices is an excellent prevention of atherosclerosis, obesity, diabetes, vitamin deficiency. But before using grapefruit for weight loss, it is better to make sure that there are no stomach problems, such as ulcers or gastritis with high acidity of gastric juice. Indeed, to lose weight, you will have to eat this citrus before meals. And on an empty stomach, and even with enhanced production of hydrochloric acid, this fruit will only bring problems.
If your stomach is healthy, you can afford a grapefruit weight loss diet. Its effectiveness is explained by the presence of a flavonoid in citrus - naringenin, which enhances the activity of the liver and gallbladder, as a result of which only the necessary healthy fats are absorbed, and the rest are processed and burned. Grapefruit contains many vitamins, so a diet with it is especially useful in the spring, when the body is experiencing vitamin deficiency more than ever. If it is carried out correctly and combined with physical activity, bath, massage and wrapping, it helps to reduce to 3-5 kg per week.
The grapefruit diet consists of eating half of the fruit daily before each meal. But this does not mean that you can not observe rationality and moderation in food. A positive result can be achieved only with proper nutrition: the use of lean boiled meat, green tea, honey, cereals, raw vegetables, fruits and herbs. White bread, pastries, sugar, coffee and black tea should be excluded. But fermented milk products can be consumed without restrictions, especially kefir.
With low acidity, it is better to use grapefruit for weight loss after a meal, or you can divide its intake in half, i.e. a quarter before and after. Then the enzymes and acids contained in it will help to strengthen the digestive process, which is often sluggish and causes prolonged retention of food in the stomach, because of which it begins to ferment and leads to dysbiosis.
Despite the fact that a greater result in losing weight with the help of grapefruit can be achieved when used with white septa, the juice is no less useful. In equal combination with other citrus fruits, it removes salts and toxins from the body, thereby contributing to weight loss. After all, often the reason for extra pounds is the slagging of the body. But so that this truly healing drink does not cause stomach problems, it must be consumed half diluted with water and no more than a month, then take a break of 2-3 months.
Grapefruit essential oil can be used to prepare an anti-cellulite remedy. To do this, you need to mix ordinary vegetable oil with essential oil in a 10: 1 ratio, mix thoroughly and apply during massage. For wrapping, you can use fresh grapefruit juice.