Grapefruit from Miracle Weight Loss Foods: Fact or Fiction Slideshow

Miracle Weight Loss Foods: Fact or Fiction Slideshow

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Grapefruit

Claim: Burns off body fat while curbing your appetite to prevent overeating.

Verdict: Fiction.

One small study found that people who ate half a grapefruit at each meal lost weight, but it was very small and not “conclusive” in any way.  It’s healthy and a great source of fiber (if you eat it like an orange with the section membranes), vitamin C, beta carotene, potassium, and antioxidants. So why not eat more? The only caveat is that grapefruit contains compounds that hinder the liver from metabolizing certain drugs. If you are on any medication, you should check with your doctor before adding significant quantities of grapefruit or grapefruit juice to your diet. — Kelly Aronica