Eat Grapefruit to Lower Blood Sugar Levels and Lose Weight


Grapefruit Slices

Grapefruit is a tart citrus fruit that many believed to be the "magic fruit" for weight loss. As far back as the 1930s, people were experimenting with various "grapefruit diets" in an effort to lose weight quickly. These diets were popular up into the 1980s until time and extensive medical research proved that simply eating a bunch of grapefruit all the time will not help you lose weight and keep it off permanently.

Grapefruit Doesn't Boost Metabolism

Even so, those who want to lose weight should not discount grapefruit and all that it has to offer. A recent study done on control groups at the Scripps Clinic in San Diego has shown that those who eat grapefruit tend to lose weight faster than those who do not. Grapefruit may not boost your metabolism but it does dramatically lower blood sugar levels. This in turn suppresses the appetite and reduces LDL cholesterol levels.

Additionally, grapefruit is rich in fiber, a nutrient that helps you feel full after eating and keeps your digestive system in good working order. Grapefruit also offers plenty of Vitamins A, B1 and C, potassium and copper.

Sticking to a healthy eating plan is "a must", if you want to lose weight. Contrary to popular misconception, there is no one "magic food" that helps you shed pounds at will. However, there are some foods that are better for weight loss and grapefruit is an important food for anyone who wants to lose weight. Eat it regularly together with other healthy foods in order to get in shape while still getting the well-rounded nutrition your body needs.

Talk to Your Doctor or Pharmacist

There are many ways to eat grapefruit. You can eat it on its own, together with other fruits or juice the grapefruits to create homemade grapefruit juice or shakes. However, anyone who is taking medication should talk to a doctor before buying grapefruit, as this particular fruit can interact negatively with blood pressure medicines, anti-clotting medication, anti-depressants and some types of birth control medications.

 

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