Your cardiovascular system is affected by many factors such as: eating unhealthy, not sleeping at least 7-8 hours a night or the insufficiency of physical activity. Your level of cholesterol can get higher if you don’t find a way to include some healthy habits in your life. Unfortunately, high cholesterol can cause many problems. You can live a healthy life if you try to make small changes every day.
Grapefruits and celeries are those types of foods that can do wonders for your body. They can reduce your blood lipid levels and blood pressure. All you have to do is to combine these miraculous ingredients, and your health will get better in time.
What are the benefits of consuming grapefruit and celery?
Firstly, you’ll get a good night’s sleep. It can reduce the blood acidity. If you’re trying to lose weight, then you should start consuming them because they have this magical ability to decrease sugar and starch from your body. Do you have problems with cholesterol? The combination of grapefruit and celery might be the solution that you need. They can reduce and control cholesterol levels. You can also use these ingredients if you want to reduce your fever.
You will need two celery stalks, 1/4 lemon, 1/2 inch ginger, one grapefruit.
Place all these in a blender and then mix them. You can strain the beverage if you want.
Important. It’s not recommended to consume grapefruit or any juice that contains this fruit if you’re taking any kind of pills. It may affect the aim of the treatment.
You have to eat this fruit (or drink its juice) two hours before and two hours after you’ve taken your medication.
Grapefruit may have bad effects if you’re taking the following medications:
- Psychiatric pills like Buspar, Versed, Tegretol, Zoloft, Valium and Halcion
- Immune suppressant drugs
- Cholesterol medications (Vytorin, Mevacor, Zocor, Lipitor)
- Methadone and some other painkiller pills
- Blood pressure medications (Nitrendipine, Adalat, Plendil, Procardia)
Why are celery and grapefruit so great?
Celery has in its composition a chemical constituent called 3-n-butyl phthalide. What is so special about this constituent? It has the power to make your blood pressure lower. If you want to detoxify your blood, then celery should be part of your daily meals. It also has diuretic effects.
You can promote the elasticity of your blood vessels if you eat celery because it has the ability to act as a vasodilator. This vegetable can also treat other diseases such as: obesity, cancer, insomnia, diabetes; it can diminish the risk of stomach ulcer or the inflammations.
Grapefruit has the capacity to decrease bile acid in the liver but also the cholesterol by raising the fatty acid oxidation. Grapefruits have an important flavonoid in their composition, and that is naringenin, which is good to control cholesterol levels or cure diabetes. They are also good for insulin response, kidney functions, etc.