That’s right, not every nighttime snack is a sin.
Even better, the one that will help your cause for better health is a fruit, and not only does it crush cravings and boost fat loss, it also contains a host of anti-aging and anti-stress properties as well.
Originating from the tropical island of Barbados, the ever-popular grapefruit is a surprisingly healthy food.
You probably didn’t know that grapefruits actually contain 26% more Vitamin C than oranges, with their antioxidant properties promoting healthy skin, hair, nails, and bones.
Want to burn fat and look good while doing it? Grab a grapefruit.
Not only does Vitamin C promote youthfulness, it also helps reduce stress, which makes it perfect for bedtime.
In fact, one German study discovered that those who regularly consumed Vitamin C sported significantly lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol, a nasty fat-storing hormone that’s been directly linked to increased belly fat.
But that’s not all.
Eating grapefruit has also been shown to make you skinny due to its appetite-suppressing properties. Proof is found in the Nutrition & Metabolism study where researchers from Vanderbilt University found that when people added fresh grapefruit to their diet, they ended up consuming up to 500 fewer calories per day automatically and their rate of weight loss increased by over 13%!
In another study, researchers from the Scripps Clinic in California found that overweight individuals who ate fresh grapefruit before meals lost five times more weight — compared to participants who didn’t — over the course of 12 weeks. Now, that’s powerful stuff!
So the grapefruit is definitely a low-glycemic, low-sugar carbohydrate that you should be eating on a regular basis, but it’s also important to know about one particular carbohydrate that you should be avoiding at all costs.
Just possibly the worst carb ever shows up as a snack option, too.
It’s an extremely common carb that wreaks havoc on your fat-storing hormones in a major way, ages your skin faster, and has even been shown to hamper memory, slow brain activity, and increase your risk of Alzheimer’s.
Stick to the grapefruit.