Weight Lose Grapefruit Diet also known as the Hollywood Diet popularity in this medium in the fifties and has come back strong again to our times. This diet, The Grapefruit Diet, as the name implies, means eating grapefruit or drinking grapefruit juice with every meal.
Grapefruit is a citrus fruit that has great beneficial effects on the circulatory system and varicose veins. Its components help strengthen blood vessels, so the circulatory system is greatly benefited from its use. It also produces a positive effect on people suffering from gout, arthritis or rheumatism as this fruit has to alkalize and helps to eliminate toxins that are involved in these diseases.
Because of its high content of vitamin C, beta-carotene and bioflavonoids, grapefruit is highly recommended for cancer prevention. Another of its properties is that it helps the body absorb iron better, so that also helps prevent anemia.
The origin of the grapefruit is unknown but is suspected by research, that its origin is due to a natural blend between sweet orange and pummels and happened in Barbados. From there, the culture was popularized and spread across the Caribbean and the U.S., where mass production begins.
Grapefruit has very special properties. It’s the size of a large orange and yellow color of a lemon, it tastes bitter, less sweet than orange and less acidic than lemon. There are several types of grapefruit classified by the color of its flesh. Among them are the white or common, having yellow flesh varieties are pigmented grapefruit have pink or red pulp.
The Grapefruit Diet on the premise that grapefruit has fat burning properties, yet there is no scientific basis to endorse that claim.
The main feature of this diet is that it is very low in calories, and although we said that there is no scientific basis to confirm that grapefruit has fat burning properties, a recent study found that adding grapefruit to each meal for a group of people for three months resulted in a greater weight loss. But even so, you need to do more research of this type to support these claims.
What I really worry people who specialize in health and nutrition, is that this diet is low in calories and low in vitamins and minerals essential for the organism. Another factor to consider is that the particular properties of grapefruit interacts with many drugs and as a result can be side effects. If you are taking medication and are thinking about starting this diet, the better to educate yourself if you can do. Otherwise, the grapefruit diet would not be the best thing for you.