What Is the Grapefruit Diet?

Monday, 22 Nov 2010 10:01 AM

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The grapefruit diet has been around since 1930. This diet includes a combination of high-protein and low-cholesterol foods in appropriate proportions. The grapefruit is believed to contain fat-breaking enzymes. It has been found that this diet can bring down the intake of calories to 800 or below in a day. Some people believe that the grapefruit in combination with a moderate amount of protein has magical powers to reduce weight and burn calories.
 
A grapefruit diet plan helps with quick weight loss. Unfortunately, weight loss may be achieved due to the loss of fluids, not fats. Therefore, the person may regain the weight after quitting the diet program.
 
Most of the grapefruit diet menus recommend black coffee and protein foods like eggs and bacon in combination with grapefruit juice for breakfast, meat and salad with dressing in combination with grapefruit juice for dinner, and vegetables, salads with dressing, and meat or fish with grapefruit juice for dinner.
 
The grapefruit is a highly-nutritious, low-calorie fruit that is full of vitamin C and fiber. It has been regarded as a low-glycemic fruit that seems to help diabetic patients by reducing their insulin levels.
 
Vitamin C and high fiber present in this low-calorie diet may help you lose weight and tone your body. The bioflavonoids in the grapefruit contain high levels of antioxidants that aid in bodybuilding by preventing the oxidation of free radicals.

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