Grapefruit & DigestionGrapefruit improves digestion - its fresh, sour taste makes your mouth water (did you know your saliva is full of digestive enzymes?) and stimulates the secretion of digestive juices. The fruits bitterness stimulates peristalsis and cleansing of the entire digestive tract.
Grapefruit, Fat Metabolism, & CholesterolInvigorating grapefruit improves fat metabolism and even lowers your cholesterol. Scientists have hypothesized that grapefruit reduces insulin levels, encouraging fat loss. Ayurveda's high regard for grapefruit lies in its taste, the combination of sour and bitter flavors. Sour and bitter tastes stimulate the flow of bile, which decongests your liver and prevents the formation of gallstones. Grapefruit's sourness purges bile from the liver effectively lowering cholesterol levels in your blood. Your mind and spine will feel cool relaxation because this bile flow directly reduces firey pitta.
Reduce Your Cellulite. Grapefruit is a multi-use gift from nature. Incorporating grapefruit into your diet increases your ability to metabolize fat, zoning in on the root cause of cellulite. But wait - there's more! Grapefruit is so powerful at clearing lymphatic stagnation, increasing circulation to hard to reach fat tissue, and even kickstarting reduction of cellulite, that you can use the essential oil topically.
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About the AuthorJohn Immel, the founder of Joyful Belly, teaches people how to have a healthy diet and lifestyle with Ayurveda. His approach to Ayurveda exudes a certain ease, which many find enjoyable and insightful. John also directs Joyful Belly's School of Ayurveda , which specializes in digestive tract pathology & Ayurvedic nutrition. John and his wife Natalie recently published Explore Your Hunger: A Guide to Hunger, Appetite & Food.
John's interest in Ayurveda and digestive tract pathology was inspired by a complex digestive disorder acquired from years of international travel, including his public service work in South Asia. John's commitment to the detailed study of digestive disorders reflects his zeal to get down to the roots of the problem. His hope and belief in the capacity of each & every client to improve their quality of life is nothing short of a personal passion. John's creativity in the kitchen and delight in cooking for others comes from his family oriented upbringing. In addition to his certification in Ayurveda, John holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Harvard University.
John enjoys sharing Ayurveda within the context of his Catholic roots, and finds Ayurveda gives him an opportunity to participate in the healing mission of the Church. Jesus expressed God's love by feeding and healing the sick. That kindness is the fundamental ministry of Ayurveda as well.
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