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The Grapefruit Should Be Called Greatfruit
several benefits of eating grapefruit

This time of year I am always trying to feed my body copious amount of vitamin C. Most because I am trying to avoid getting sick. While friends and family commonly come down with bad colds, I come away fairly unscathed. I attribute this to my friend the grapefruit.This year I was most grateful for the great fruit. I decided to dig a bit deeper into the health benefits of grapefruit and was very surprised by what I found.

Grapefruit can be a great blood sugar stabilizer. Surprise! The reason for this is a flavonoid called Naringin which grapefruits are full of, and gives them their bitter taste. Although it can also be found in other citrus fruits no others contain such high levels.

Naringin works in a couple of ways to help:

  • Stimulates the Liver
  • Improves Insulin Sensitivity
  • Helps to Metabolize Fat

The bitter taste that Naringin provides stimulates the liver to produce fat burning enzymes that would normally only be produced via prolonged fasting. Now while fasting is a good approach for some, others may not be too keen on the idea, what is for sure though is that the effects of fasting do trigger some kind of express fat loss and improved glucose tolerance.

According to a article I read at I found this at Science Daily, the liver is the main organ responsible for the regulation of carbohydrate and lipid levels in the blood. Following a meal, the blood is flushed with sugars, which activate LXRα, causing the liver to create fatty acids for long-term storage. During fasting, the process is reversed; fatty acids are released by fat cells, activate PPARα in the liver, and are broken down to ketones. A similar process, involving PPARγ, increases sensitivity to insulin.

All of this indicates that grapefruits are unique in the way they can activate certain enzymes which help the liver the breakdown fat and control blood sugar via improved insulin sensitivity and even have cholesterol lowering effects.

While I am not a big fan of quick fixes, I have found this to be effective. I usually eat 4-5 grapefruits a week. Cut them in half, sprinkle a tiny dash of Steviva Brands Pure Stevia Powder on top and have half with breakfast and another mid afternoon or late evening. What I have noticed over the past couple months is:

  • Better Hunger Regulation
  • Being able to last longer between meals without food
  • Fewer blood sugar ups and downs throughout the day
  • A Leaner body

THis may not work for you but, the science is pretty clear. So sprinkle a little Steviva Brands Pure Stevia Powder on top of your great fruit and dig in.

Here's to getting you skinny.

Have an excellent day.

Thom King
Steviva Brands, Inc.


Low Glycemic No Added Sugar Power Smoothie
Serves: 2
Serving Size: 1 1/2 cups
Carbs Per Serving: 2.5 g
Prep Time:<10 minutes
Skill Level: Super Easy

1 cup diced avocado
2 tablespoon cooked sweet potato or yam
1 cup frozen banana sliced
3/4 cup almond milk (nut milk of choice or regular milk)
1/2 teaspoon Fructevia , Steviva Blend or a tiny dash to taste Steviva Brands Pure Stevia Powder

Add 1 cup avocado, peeled, pitted, and cubed to blender.

Next add 2 Tablespoon canned sweet potato or yam.

Add 1 cup of frozen banana, sliced

And 3/4 cup nut milk of choice (or regular milk)

Finally add Fructevia , Steviva Blend or a tiny dash to taste Steviva Brands Pure Stevia Powder.

Blend until smooth.

Serve immediately and enjoy

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