The road to good health is paved one good choice, at a time. An easy -- and tasty -- choice that can have positive impact on your health is the decision to add grapefruit to your diet.
Recently grapefruit was listed by BodyBuilding.com as one of the 15 best foods for burning fat. Citing a study by the Scripps Clinic in San Diego, the website suggests that eating just one half of a grapefruit a day can lead to a loss of four pounds over three months, even when no other modifications to diet are made. If you prefer to drink your fruits, you can also drink three 8-ounce glasses of grapefruit juice daily for the same effect. The researchers believe that chemical in grapefruit, known as naringin, can reduce insulin levels and prevent fat storage.
Be careful, however, if you take certain medications. Grapefruit and grapefruit juice can have negative and severe interactions with certain drugs including blood pressure and cholesterol medications, antihistamines, and psychiatric medications. If you routinely take medicine, check with your doctor or pharmacist before adding grapefruit or grapefruit juice to your daily diet.
Once you have the go-ahead, however, stock your fridge with grapefruit and enjoy the fat-burning boost, one grapefruit at a time!
You've probably heard the saying, 'You are what you eat' and guess what -- it is SO true! That's why it is imparative that we fuel our bodies with the best food possible so we can perform our best -- mentally and physically.
One of my FAVORITE superfoods is blueberries - I have them each and every morning with my oatmeal (my personal fave is Three Sisters oatmeal from Whole Foods. It's organic, low in sugar and delish!)
WHY THEY’RE SUPER!
84 calories per cup, a serving of berries contains 14 percent of the suggested daily fiber and 24 percent of the suggested daily intake of Vitamin C. But it gets better. Research suggests blueberries deliver some even more powerful and long-lasting health benefits. One study found that consuming a cup of blueberries per week can lower blood pressure and perhaps speed up metabolism, due mostly to their high levels of anthocyanins (a type of antioxidant). Another study suggests blueberries can lower levels of LDL (the bad cholesterol), potentially reducing the risk of coronary heart disease. Blueberries may also inhibit the growth of breast cancer cells.
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What are your favorite superfoods?
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