Grapefruit For Weight Loss and Health Benefits

Remember when a person gorged on grapefruit in the 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.

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.

Caution: Grapefruit juice interaction with drugs can be deadly.  If you are taking any of the medications listed here do not eat grapefruit.


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1 thought on “Grapefruit For Weight Loss and Health Benefits”

  1. I LOVE grapefruit! For a healthy refreshing drink, try mixing pure grapefruit juice (fresh squeezed is ideal) with club soda. Delish!

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