Grapefruit and onion have important diuretic properties, which help us lose excess fluids from our body. Its effect can be enhanced with physical exercise also to promote sweating.
There is a very effective cure for losing extra fluids in the body that cause bloating and heaviness. To carry it out, you only have to get the two main ingredients, grapefruit and onion, and drink plenty of water throughout the day.
Grapefruit is a citrus fruit with a medium bitter taste, which is included in many diets to lose weight due to its properties that provide satiety and the already mentioned diuretic actions. In addition, this fruit helps regulate insulin levels, which are related to the accumulation of fat in certain parts of the body. Grapefruit is used to make extracts through its seeds as well, which have an important antiseptic action.
For this cure, organic grapefruit should be used, to ensure in this way that its peel is free of pesticides, waxes and any other type of substance that may interfere with the desired purification.
Onion is a medicinal food, with many beneficial properties for health, used in many gastronomic dishes. It is very rich in minerals such as magnesium, calcium, copper, iron, phosphorus, silicon and sulfur. It also contains vitamins A, B, C, and, E, alliin and allicin, which are also found in garlic and are what give it many of its benefits.
This vegetable favors the elimination of liquids like grapefruit, in this case thanks to its content of potassium, glycolic acid, caffeic acid, flavonoids and essential oils.
These nutrients mentioned above, contained in the onion, fight the retention of liquids in the body and residual substances that accumulate causing various disorders and pathologies.
It also has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antiseptic properties, and helps us improve the functions of the respiratory and cardiovascular systems.
Dr. Samantha Robson ( CRN: 0510146-5) is a nutritionist and website content reviewer related to her area of expertise. With a postgraduate degree in Nutrition from The University of Arizona, she is a specialist in Sports Nutrition from Oxford University and is also a member of the International Society of Sports Nutrition.