The chances are that we have all been told at one point to gorge on grapefruit when we’re feeling fluey, but a new study has suggested that its health benefits may go far beyond that.
New research suggests that grapefruit may lower the potential weight gained from eating fatty foods by up to a fifth, while it may also help in the management of diabetes, by lowering blood sugar and insulin levels.
While this all sounds rather amazing, these findings are actually based on experiments that were carried out on mice, but experts believe that the results definitely warrant further investigation on humans.
It also suggests that the grapefruit diet, also known as the Hollywood Diet – where you consume grapefruit or grapefruit juice with every meal, as part of a balanced diet – may actually be effective.
Interestingly, this study showed that the grapefruit only affected weight gain in this way when the subjects were eating fatty foods.
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We will certainly be looking forward to finding out more about the study and any further investigations that might follow.