Learn how to make broiled grapefruit in a few easy steps. Start off your morning with this simple breakfast recipe that’s ready in under 10 minutes and full of health benefits.
not sure how it took me 25 years of my life to try broiled grapefruit but im praying i have at least another 25 to eat this NONSTOP.
i had no idea so few people knew how to broil grapefruit!
the process couldn’t be easier and the outcome couldn’t be more delicious!
there are tons of health benefits to eating broiled grapefruit, and especially eating it first thing in the morning. i love adding it to my smoothie bowls and pairing it with a yogurt bowl for an extra protein kick. grapefruit is also the perfect afternoon snack to boost energy and help you focus throughout the day!
some of the health benefits of grapefruit include:
1. Strengthens Immune System
It is well known any fruit rich in vitamin C will strengthen and support our immune system. Maintaining good levels of vitamin C in the body can reduce the severity of cold symptoms, acting as a natural antihistamine. This makes it helpful in controlling allergies, since it reduces histamine levels. Half of a grapefruit provides about 78 percent of your recommended daily intake of Vitamin C.
2. Boosts Metabolism
Grapefruit is a popular diet staple among those looking to lose weight. A high metabolism can continue to burn fat in the body even when it is resting. A 2006 study published in the Journal of Medicinal Food found people who ate half a grapefruit before each meal, without making any other dietary changes, lost an average of 3 and a half pounds over 12 weeks.
“While grapefruit does not have any magical fat-burning properties, it is low in calories and is a good source of fiber, which helps keep us full for longer by taking longer to digest. … Grapefruit also has a high water content which can help you feel full and stay hydrated.” – Lauren Blake, R.D.
3. Reduces Kidney Stones Risk
Naringenin — known for its bitter taste of grapefruit — has been found to successfully prevent the formation of kidney cysts. The antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects not only help prevent the formation of cysts, but also reduce swelling in the kidneys that is caused by fluid retention.
4. Protects Against Cancer
The antioxidant vitamin C has been linked to decrease the risk of certain cancers. A 2006 study published in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry found grapefruits help repair damaged DNA in human prostate cancer cells. Naringenin stimulates DNA repair in these cancer cells and protects the body from developing cancer.
5. Reduces Stress
You don’t necessarily have to ingest grapefruit to reap its benefits. The smell of citrus fruit can make a difference on curbing our stress and anxiety levels, and depression.
I decided to top my grapefruit off with some chia seeds for extra fiber + omega 3s, a little honey to fight the bitter flavor of grapefruit, gingersnap spice/cinnamon to balance blood sugar levels + some coconut chips because why not!?
you’re seriously not living until you’ve tried this!
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thinking this needs to become my new breakfast ritual, yes?
have you tried broiled grapefruit before!?
happy monday friends!