Grapefruit is one of my personal “super foods.” It gives me so much energy and gives my immune system a big boost. It’s high in vitamin C, low in calories, and has a low glycemic index. Vitamin C plays a vital role in the formation of collagen, which makes grapefruit excellent for skin vitality. Because it’s loaded in fiber, it’s also great for digestive health. Grapefruit helps to suppress the appetite, which reduces overeating and aides in weight loss. Other benefits of grapefruit include reducing cellulite, cancer prevention, blood pressure reduction, urinary tract health, stroke prevention, and anti-aging. With so many benefits, it’s a must have in your diet routine.
- 1 Sliced & Peeled Grapefruit
- ½ Cup Ice
- ¼ Cup Filtered Water
- Blend together for at least 30 seconds.
- I use a Vitamix Blender.
- The longer you blend it, the smoother it is.
- If it’s too tart for you, try adding in a banana.
Caution- Certain medications like statins (cholesterol lowering drugs), antihistamines (Allegra), blood pressure meds, and certain psychiatric drugs can interact with grapefruit juice, so check with you primary care provider before consuming.
JUST EAT REAL FOOD – Stop focusing on calories & focus on what you’re eating and how it makes you feel. Your body is always giving you signals, but many times we ignore them. Pay attention if you develop nausea, gas, bloating, abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation, headaches, joint pain, rashes, sinus problems, or cold sores. If you develop any of these things after eating, it’s a good indicator that your body is giving you a clue to stop consuming something in your food. Many times these symptoms come from consuming chemicals, artificial coloring, and preservatives. Other times these symptoms can occur from a food allergy or sensitivity. Pay attention. Creating a food diary is a really great way to help you figure out what your triggers are. Food elimination diets are a great way to figure out what your triggers are.