Thursday, July 29, 2010

GRAPEFRUIT : a great fruit for fat loss
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Scientists from the Scripps Clinic (San Diego) studied 100 men and women over a 12-week period. The volunteers were divided into three groups. One ate half a grapefruit with each meal, a second drank 8 ounces of grapefruit juice three times a day and a third acted as a control group. All groups maintained their regular eating habits over the 12 weeks. Despite the fact that none of the subjects actually dieted, the average weight loss in both the grapefruit and grapefruit juice groups was about 4 pounds, with several subjects losing more than 10 pounds.

While scientists aren't exactly sure how grapefruit stimulates weight loss, they do believe it may be due to chemical properties of the fruit that reduce insulin. Grapefruit also contains the flavonol naringin (which prolongs the thermogenic action of caffeine), as well as these nutrients:
1/2 grapefruit :

Calories   44 Phosphorus    8 mg
Protein     1 g   Potassium   177 mg
Carbs      10 g   Sodium        0 mg
Fat            tr     Vitamin C    44 mg
Calcium    18 mg  Vitamin A    12 IU
Magnesium  11 mg

Note: Consult your physician if you currently take any medications
before routinely consuming grapefruit or grapefruit juice--It's known to react with certain antihistamines, anti-anxiety drugs, calcium channel
blockers, cholesterol-lowering drugs and immunosuppressants.
by : Tabatha Elliott, PHD

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phillip said...

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