Remember when a person gorged on grapefruit in 1980’s and seriously lost lots of weight? It was highly restrictive but it turns out all those restrictions were not necessary.
Eat half a Grapefruit before each meal; it can help you lose up to a pound a week before sensible meals!
Or eat whatever you usually do and lose 3.6 pounds in 12 weeks. – Research at the Nutrition and Medical Research Centre at Scripps Clinic
Strangely, researchers are not sure how this works. They do know something in the grapefruit balances your insulin levels. This could certainly cause weight loss but there may be other factors involved also.
Health Benefits of Grapefruits:
- Full of pectin that binds to heavy metals flushing them out.
- Has antiviral compounds that cleanse harmful viruses.
- Grapefruit is an excellent intestinal and liver detoxifier.
- Grapefruit is full of vitamin C, to help keep colds at bay.
Caution: Grapefruit juice interaction with drugs can be deadly. If you are taking any of the medications listed here do not eat grapefruit. http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/grapefruit-juice-interaction-with-drugs-can-be-deadly-1.1253489
Did You Know?
Grapefruit trees can produce for 30-40 years.
The United States produced 1.23 million tons of grapefruit in 2006.
Grapefruit are hand-picked, no mechanical harvesting is used.
Some mature grapefruit trees can yield up to 1500 pounds of fruit in a season. The average yield is 350 pounds.
About Diana Herrington
I am the Founder and Author at Real Food For Life. Have been teaching cooking classes worldwide since 1982. Create original, healthy recipes and menus, which are gluten free and white sugar free. Also, the author of the GREEN means LEAN and Balance Your Body e-books. I turned a debilitating health crisis into a passion for helping others with healthy, sugar free, gluten free eating and cooking.