Cleanse Your Body With Grapefruit
Starting the New Year off right for most people means starting a new diet so they can get fit and feel healthy. But before you start a new diet you need to heal your body from the ravages of your old diet, and grapefruit can help you do that. When you first start to detox from a diet high in sugar and fat and processed foods you will crave a lot of sweets and starchy foods because that is what you're used to. Eating grapefruit or other citrus fruits like super sweet Honeybell tangerines is a good way to give your body the sweet taste it's craving in a natural way so that you won't be filling your body with refined sugar again.
Grapefruit has some unique properties that make it the perfect food to enjoy while you're getting rid of the toxins in your body that are leftover from holiday overeating. Grapefruit are packed with antioxidants, which can destroy harmful free radicals in the body. Free radicals may be partially responsible for serious illnesses in some people, and they often will attack and break down cells that are necessary for your body to function properly. Antioxidants enter your bloodstream and attach to the free radicals which makes them harmless, protecting your body from further damage.
The vitamins and minerals in grapefruit are also essential to your body during the detox process. All citrus fruit, including oranges and tangerines, have lots of vitamins and minerals that your body needs but grapefruit has a particular concentration of them that makes grapefruit the ideal fruit to eat when you are cleansing your body. Grapefruit also has enough fiber to help you feel full even though you are eating and drinking less than usual so you won't feel deprived. The sugars in grapefruit that will help satisfy your desire for sweets are natural sugars, so the body will be able to easily break them down for fuel. Refined sugar can end up stored as fat if the body can't break it down, but the natural sugar in citrus fruit is no problem for your body.
Detoxing after a long period of eating poorly is not usually pleasant, but after it's over and you have started on a new healthy diet you'll be glad you did it. Take the first step to getting healthy by committing to the detox process. Set a date, and plan ahead. Make sure you have plenty of herbal tea, grapefruit, and other healthy fruits and vegetables on hand so you will have plenty of healthy food to eat during the process.