Grapefruit: Cellulite's Kryptonite

Ladies, I know why you’re here, I get it. That horrid “orange peel syndrome.”

Ok, so it’s not deadly, but it plagues us and makes us feel like shit. It’s time to get over the whole “it’s bitter” noise and start to love us some grapefruit! This wonderful Ruby Red helps break down fat in heroic fashion. Its primary weapons are an anti-inflammatory and skin cleansing enzyme called bromelain and a chemical called Naringenin that helps break down fatty acids. Bla-DOW cellulite! You want them on your team. Grapefruits are your friend.

Get it in early. A glass of grapefruit in the morning will help curb your appetite and keep the weight off by stabilizing your blood sugar. Grapefruits are chock full of fiber, which will keep you full and keep you away from mindless snacking. Don’t take my word for it, try it for yourself. Some mornings I’ll eat an entire grapefruit, others I’ll juice a grapefruit and have my breakfast 15-20 minutes after. If you really can’t stomach the bitterness, you can juice an orange with half a grapefruit and start there. Of all the fruit juices, grapefruit juice delivers the highest amount of antioxidants so it’s worth acquiring a taste for it. Numerous studies have shown that simply smelling a grapefruit reduces our desire to stuff our faces.

I know you’re all reading this for vanity purposes and that’s ok, it’s honestly what got me so obsessed; but apart from being a dimple destroyer, grapefruits hold so many other incredible benefits. This once forbidden fruit is LOADED with vitamin C, making it a mega immune booster. It also boasts many other essential nutrients such as, vitamin A, B1, B2, B5, B6, biotin, copper, iron, folate, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, sodium, zinc bioflavonoids, and lycopene to name a few. It helps with inflammatory issues like asthma, chest congestion, as well as osteo and rheumatoid arthritis and helps in the prevention of kidney stones, colon cancer, and tumors. This fiber packed fruit aids in lowering cholesterol and eliminating harmful toxins from the body.

Let me be clear in stating that grapefruit isn’t a miracle cure. You still have to do your part in eating clean, staying away from processed foods and exercising. You should also be drinking lots of water daily to help detoxify the body and stay hydrated. Grapefruits are 90% water. Because of its high water content and abundant amount of vitamin C grapefruits are essential for producing healthy collagen which keeps your complexion plump and smooth!

I am a believer that once you educate yourself on the transformative power of foods, your taste buds start to change and you begin to enjoy the foods that will help heal and nourish you. Vanity is actually a great place to start. If you loathe cellulite as much as I do, it serves you to love grapefruit.

I love me some grapefruit!