Grapefruit helps in weight loss
Eating half of a grapefruit thrice daily, before meals may help people shed unwanted weight.
By the end of the study period, people who ate fresh grapefruit had lost 3-1/2 pounds without doing anything. These patients also experienced a decrease in insulin. Grapefruit juice and pills of grapefruit extract were less helpful in shedding pounds. However, both fresh grapefruit and the juice appeared to encourage weight loss in people with metabolic syndrome -- which includes several disorders such as abdominal obesity, high blood pressure, elevated blood sugar and unhealthy cholesterol levels that set the stage for type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke.Previous research has shown that grapefruit does not ramp up metabolism, suggesting that the fruit may encourage weight loss by lowering insulin levels.
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