Losing Weight and Grapefruit’s Benefits


Have ever you tried grapefruit? Were you a fan of the taste, or was it just one of those fruits that are not meant for you? If you were not grapefruit’s number one fan, it might be time to reconsider.

If you’re serious about weight loss, try adding grapefruit to your diet. Participants in a recent study lost an average of 3 1 2 pounds in three months when they added grapefruit to the menu. Grapefruit lowers insulin levels in the body. This may help the body process energy more efficiently and store less in fat cells.

Even if you aren’t interested in losing weight, grapefruit is a good low-calorie source of Vitamin C and folate. However, if you are on a heart or blood pressure medication, check with your doctor or pharmacist before eating grapefruit. Grapefruit is very acidic. It may prevent the body from fully absorbing and eliminating the medication. Of course, grapefruit isn’t the answer to weight loss, even though it is the main component of a popular diet plan. Check with your doctor and a licensed nutritionist for a dieting plan tailored to your individual needs.

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