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This citrus fruit increased fat loss after 12 weeks

Today’s article is just a nice little quick tip that’s easy to add to your diet here and there for enhanced fat loss benefits…

A few months ago, I came across a study published in 2006 in the Journal of Medicinal Food, titled “The effects of grapefruit on weight and insulin resistance“…

The study measured results after 12 weeks of 91 obese patients broken down into a placebo group, a group that received a half of a fresh grapefruit before each meal (3x a day), a group that received an 8 oz glass of grapefruit juice before each meal, and a group that received a grapefruit capsule before each meal.

The results were very interesting, as you can see below…

It turned out that grapefruit before a meal DID in fact increase fat loss, with the FRESH grapefruit group losing the MOST weight, although even the grapefruit juice group and the grapefruit capsule group lost more than the placebo group.

The study concluded, “There was also a significant reduction in 2-hour post-glucose insulin level in the grapefruit group compared with placebo. Half of a fresh grapefruit eaten before meals was associated with significant weight loss. Insulin resistance was improved with fresh grapefruit.

It’s interesting to note that the fresh grapefruit improved insulin sensitivity, thereby helping to control insulin and blood sugar levels, despite the carbohydrates contained in the grapefruit.  This is similar to the results I showed you in this article where pre-meal lemon juice was also shown to control the blood sugar response from a meal… which is yet another example of a citrus fruit improving insulin sensitivity and blood sugar control.

I would also venture a guess that a similar result would be seen in fresh squeezed lime juice, but I have not seen any studies on this as of yet.

Speaking of unique little “daily rituals” that can help you lose weight quicker and easier, check this out…

If you haven’t tried this yet below, you’re going to want to add this to your morning routine. Drinking 1 cup of this delicious hot beverage described below in the morning sets you up to burn more fat than 45 exhausting minutes on the treadmill…

In fact, some folks are losing up to 23 lbs of fat in just 21 days by drinking it every morning:

>1 Cup of this tomorrow morning helps burn 3lbs of belly fat

Plus, it’s super easy to make right in your own kitchen. Enjoy!

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Mike Geary has been a Certified Nutrition Specialist and Certified Personal Trainer for over 15 years now. He has been studying nutrition and exercise for almost 25 years, ever since being a young teenager. Mike is originally from Pennsylvania, but has fallen in love with mountain life and now resides in the picturesque mountains of Utah. Mike is an avid adventurist and when he’s not spending his time skiing, mountain biking, hiking, or paddleboarding on the lake, he has enjoyed skydiving, whitewater rafting, piloting an Italian fighter plane (seriously), scuba diving, heli-skiing, and traveling all around the world, enjoying learning about different cultures. At the age of 40, Mike now feels healthier, stronger, and more energetic than when he was 20... All because of a healthy lifestyle and great nutrition!

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12 comments

  1. Robert Kleinstiver

    Did you guys even check the effects of grapefruit on other diabetic drugs? People with Diabetes tend to have a whole list of ailments attributed to it. High blood pressure, high cholesteral etc. The drugs that we take for these issues react with Grapefruit and from what I hear not in a good way! I love, love love grapefruit,but, I had to give it up years ago when I started taking Metformin. Where are these issues in your article? You are recommending a fruit that could potentially react with medications being taken by a diabetic. I hope I am not just blowing smoke, but you need to check those interactions before you can recommend anything.

    • Same here no more grapefruit and loved it

    • Why don’t you seek cure instead of taking drugs?

    • When I am told that my pharma medication contraindicates with broccoli, grapefruit etc, I will review my pharma medication.

    • Lonewolf1Canada

      I to Love grapefruit and had to stop taking it because of Januvia and Invokana that I take for my diabetes. I used to be on Metformin until I lost the feelings in my hands and feet and thoses pills were history right quick. The Januvia 100mg have worked just fine ever since.
      Grapefruit do work but< interfere with certain drugs.

  2. Good

  3. I take a medicine that says positivelyly do not eat or drink grapefruit yet that is not mentioned in the advertisement???

  4. Sounds like the “ol grapefruit diet” from years ago, when I was MUCH younger. I’m sorry to hear the negative effect it has for many. It is very good that you are knowledgeable as to the pros and cons of how it could affect you, esp since it’s not given mention here. Health and wellness to everyone. Always important to know what affects your body personally.

  5. I, too, am on medication that does not ‘allow’ grapefruit…………and I LOVE and miss it. Any advice/suggestions about THAT! I have OFTEN thought of trying it to see what the effects would be, but I’m aftaid. (I was told by one pharmacist that if I take the medication in the morning, I could have the grapefruit later in the day????)

  6. steven Vincent longo

    I would caution drinking grapefruit with every meal, as I take Simvastatin for cholesterol, and the grapefruit is known to suppress absorption of the Statin drugs. In fact the Statin will just sit there doing nothing, and will pile up the doses every day until you stop drinking the Grapefruit. Then… all of the Statin sitting there, Lord knows how much is just waiting in a bulk, and then it all gets released and absorbed at once. This is a very “Bad” thing for you liver and Kidneys to get that Large dose all at once.

    • I have had grapefruit for breakfast for years now.
      I also take statin pills for cholestrol but when I read “no grapefruit” on the pills I asked my Doctor and
      he said that as long as its at least 8hrs apart there is no problem as the grapefruit has been absorbed into the body by then.
      So I have always taken the Stain pill with my tea time meal. Never had a problem.
      Cheers, Allen

  7. LoneWolf1Canada

    GRAPEFRUIT is the Only Citrus Fruit that counteracts with certain drugs. ALL Other Citrus do not!!!.

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