Health Tip # 11.
Table of content:
- Benefits of Grapefruit.
- Benefits of Bone Broth.
Benefits of Grapefruit
Grapefruit is a Citrus fruit has sweet and somewhat sour taste. It is available in winter season in Pakistan. Grapefruit is very health improving fruit in many ways. Following are some evidence-based benefits of Grapefruit , if eaten regularly:
1 – It has low calories , yet high in nutrition.
2 – A half of medium size Grapefruit contain the following major
1 – Calories = 52
2 – Carbs = 13 grams
3 – Protein = 1 gram
4 – Fiber = 2 ”
5 – Vitamin C = 64% of daily need
6 – Vitamin A = 28% ” ”
7 – Potassium = 5% ” ” ”
8 – Thiamine = 5% ” ” ”
9 – Folate = 4% ” ” ”
10 – Magnesium- 3% ” ” ”
11 – Grapefruit is a rich source of powerful Antioxidant plant compound , responsible for health benefits.
3 – Grapefruit may improve our immune system.
4 – Grapefruit may promote our Appetite control significantly.
5 – Grapefruit provide a small amount of Vitamin B, Zinc , Copper and Iron.
6 – Grapefruit is helpful to reduce weight.
7 – A great benefit of Grapefruit is that it helps to prevent Insulin
resistance and Diabetes.
8 – Grapefruit contains following Antioxidants :
* Vitamin C, a powerful water-soluble Antioxidant.
* Beta Carotene , which is converted to Vitamin A in our body to
reduce the risk of having some chronic conditions., including heart diseases and eye related disorder like Macula degeneration.
* Lycopene – It saves from having risk of some types on Cancer,
specially Prostate cancer.
* Flavanones – It reduce a very common disease, high blood
pressure and cholesterol level.
9 – Grapefruit is very much helpful to reduce the risk of Kidney stones .
10- Grapefruit contains lot of water, about 4 Ounce water in in a half of medium size Grapefruit, making it very hydrating.
11- Eating Grapefruit can improve Heart health.
Beside its great health benefits , Grapefruit is not for every one. It is experienced that , for some people, eating Grapefruit regularly, need some changes in certain medication. Grapefruit contains some substances that resist Cytochrome P450, an enzyme, our body uses to metabolize certain medicines. If Grapefruit is eaten, our body will not be able to break down some medicines, causing overdose and other adverse effects. These medicines are:
1 – Immunosuppressant’s
2 – Benzodiazepines.
3 – Most Calcium channel blockers.
4 – Indinavir.
5 – Carbamazepine.
6 – Some Statins.
If you are taking any of above medicines, consult your doctor before adding Grapefruit to your diet.
Teeth Enamel Erosion :
Citric Acid found in Grapefruit, is a common cause of Teeth Enamel Erosion, if you eat Grapefruit in excess.
If you have sensitive teeth, avoid eating Citrus fruits. There are some precautionary steps to preserve your teeth enamel. They are :
1 – Avoid to eat any other acidic fruit after eating Grapefruit.
2 – Rinse your mouth with water after eating Grapefruit and wait for at least 30 minutes to brush your teeth.
3 – Eat Cheese with Grapefruit. This will help to neutralize
the acidity in your mouth.
source : Healthline
Benefits of Bone Broth:
Bone Broth is a delicious , tasty and very beneficial for human health. Usually people drink it with break fast. It is a favorite soup of the people of Pakistan and India. It is called “paye” means feet, as animal feet are the main ingredient of Bone Broth. The Bone Broth is prepared by boiling animal bones and collective tissues in water for at least 12 to 24 hours. This nutrient-based stock is used as soups, sauces and health drink.
The following ingredients are needed to prepare Bone Broth ”
1 – About one gallon of water.
2 – 30 ml Apple Cider Vinegar. Adding Vinegar is important. It help to bring all of the valuable nutrients out of the bones and mix them into water.
3 – 1-2 kg animal bones. If bones are large, cut them cut into two pieces.
4 – Salt and pepper for taste.
5 – Put all the ingredients in a large pot, and put it on fire and let it boil .
6 – When start boiling, reduce the fire and cook for 12-24
hours. Cooking it for a longer period of time will make it more tasty and more nutrients rich.
7 – Remove the pot and let the Broth to cool.
8 – Bones, oxtail and animal feet will make it more tasty.
9- You can add vegetables, herbs or spices for flavor .
10 – Other additions are garlic, onion and carrot. Add them with the first step of cooking.
Benefits of Bone Broth:
1 – Animal Bones are a rich source of Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium, Phosphorus and other minerals which build and
strengthen our own bones.
2 – Iodine is found in fish bones. Iodine is essential for healthy Thyroid function and metabolism.
3 – Connective tissue provide us Glucosamine, Chondroitin, and
a natural compound found in cartilage , which keeps joints
in healthy form.
4 Marrow contain Vitamin A, Vitamin K2, minerals like Zinc, Iron, boron, Manganese , Selenium and Omega3 and Omega 6 fatty acids.
5 – Bone Broth strengthen our digestive system.
6 – Bone Broth contain Amino Acid, glycine and arginine which have strong anti-inflation effect and strengthen the ability to fight chronic inflammation. Also Help to improve joint health.
7-It is helpful for weight loss.
8 In many cases Bone Broth has shown improvement in sleep
and brain function.
How often to drink Bone Broth:
It is recommended to drink 0ne cup of Bone Broth daily is enough. It will provide all the necessary mineral and nutrients for maximum health benefits.
source : Healthline