Did you know that sipping drinks spiked with grapefruit juice can cut the sugar-sapping blood sugar swings by up to 64 percent? That’s because the fruit is packed with hesperidin that improves the cell’s sensitivity to the blood sugar-regulating hormone insulin. It also has a phytonutrient (d-limonene) that activates key detoxification enzymes in the liver. Experts found this effect can boost the organ’s ability to flush toxins and burn fat by up to 30 percent. Here’s a yummy way to enjoy grapefruit.
One easy way to lose weight is to consume two cocktail drinks per day. Studies have shown That women who had the drinks are 30 percent less likely to become overweight than those who don’t drink at all. According to experts, adding alcohol to fruit juices raises the levels of antioxidants in the fruits.
And here’s an added perk; the fruit’s antioxidants keep your skin younger looking and build stronger immunity against cold and flu.
Pour 5 oz. crème de menthe into ice-filled glass. In shaker, combine 1/2 cup grapefruit juice, 1 oz. vodka, and .5 oz. triple sec. Shake and pour over back of spoon into glass. Garnish with mint sprig.
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