Monday, May 2, 2011
Grapefruit as an Aid for Weight Loss
A recent study published in the Nutrition and Metabolism Journal and conducted at Vanderbilt University found that people who consumed 1/2 a grapefruit or 1/2 a glass of grapefruit juice or water while on a low calorie diet lost weight. Also lowering weight circumference and BMI (Body Mass Index).
While the water and grapefruit juice drinking group both lost weight the grapefruit consuming group also had other positive health benefits, increasing HDL (good cholesterol), decreasing appetite and increasing vitamin C and fiber intake.