The Sweet Sip to Banish Bloat

Did you know that sipping drinks spiked with grapefruit juice can cut the sugar-sapping blood sugar swings by up to 64 percent? That's because the fruit is packed with hesperidin that improves the cell's sensitivity to the blood sugar-regulating hormone insulin. It also has a phytonutrient (d-limonene) that activates key detoxification enzymes in the liver. Experts found this effect can boost the organ's ability to flush toxins and burn fat by up to 30 percent. Here's a yummy way to enjoy grapefruit.

2 lime wedges 
6 mint leaves 
1/4 cup fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice 
1/2 cup white grape juice 
1/4 cup ginger ale 

In glass, muddle lime and mint. Add next 4 ingredients and enough ice to fill glass.

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