Certain compounds in grapefruit do burn up stored body fat, and eating it regularly could promote eventual fat loss. The surest and healthiest way to lose weight is to eat less food than you burn off. A significant source of vitamin C, among other nutrients, grapefruit is a healthy addition to your arsenal against body fat.
According to a study published in the “Journal of Medicinal Food,” eating half a grapefruit before a meal three times a day is associated with significant weight loss. Groups of obese individuals were assigned to eat half a grapefruit, drink 8 ounces of grapefruit juice, take a grapefruit capsule or take a placebo capsule. The fresh grapefruit, grapefruit juice and grapefruit capsule groups reported greater weight loss after 12 weeks than the placebo group, suggesting that certain components of grapefruit facilitate weight loss and fat loss.
Polyphenols are a type of antioxidant found in many fruits and vegetables, including citrus fruits like grapefruit. According to a 2008 study published in “Phytomedicine,” a dry polyphenolic extract of grapefruit, orange and red orange is shown to have a lipolytic effect, breaking down stored fat. Obese individuals treated with the polyphenolic extract demonstrated a 5.5 % reduction in body fat after four weeks and a 15.5 % percent reduction after 12 weeks of daily supplementation.
Although cinnamon has dozens of health benefits, the main benefit that will help you to get leaner is through it’s strong effect on controlling blood sugar levels in your body.
In a study published in 2003 in the medical journal Diabetes Care, groups were split into people taking 1, 3, or 6 grams of cinnamon per day in capsule form (the equivalent of approx 1/4th to 1 teaspoon of cinnamon). The results of the study showed that all 3 amounts of cinnamon reduced fasting blood glucose levels by 18-29% after 40 days.
Cinnamon can also increase insulin sensitivity, which essentially means that it is helping your body to control blood sugar while simultaneously allowing your body to produce less insulin.
Including cinnamon into your diet on a regular basis will help you to control blood sugar and insulin response from your meals and thereby control your appetite and cravings throughout the day hence, helping you to lose body fat more effectively over time.
Mint-basil duo help you increase metabolic rate and help you prevent build up of toxins. They make digestion better, prevent constipation and help with flatulence.
This drink reduces your food cravings and gives you the feeling of satiety so that you don’t feel hungry all the time. It might be a little bit difficult the first 2 days to avoid eating in the evening, but don’t give up! Be persistent and you will get an amazing detox and fat burning effect.
- 2 grapefruits
- 1 lemon
- 8 mint leaves
- 8 basil leaves
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 liter water
Squeeze 2 grapefruits and half a lemon and mix this with the chopped mint and basil. Let it stay for 30 minutes. Then add the water, cinnamon and slice the other half of the lemon. Stir well and keep it in the fridge before consuming it. Drink this during the evening period and make sure the last glass you consume 1 hour before going to bed if you want to get the best results. Drink this for 7 days in a row. If necessary repeat for 5-7 days more after making a 2 days break. The results are really incredible. The only think you should be aware of is that it is not allowed to eat or drink anything else during the evening period.