Grapefruits are a popular ingredient in many diets and weight reduction regimes for good reason.
Grapefruits, in addition to being low in calories, have a high water and fiber content, both of which can aid in weight loss.
According to one research of 91 obese people, consuming half a grapefruit before meals resulted in considerable weight loss when compared to a control group.
Participants in the 12-week research who ate grapefruit shed an average of 3.5 pounds (1.6 kg) — about five times more than the control group.
In an 85-person trial, eating grapefruit or grapefruit juice before a meal for 12 weeks and combining it with a low-calorie diet reduced body fat mass by 1.1 percent, accelerated weight loss by 7.1 percent, and lowered calorie consumption by 20–29 percent.
Fresh grapefruit slices are a delicious complement to a well-balanced breakfast. Grapefruit may also be used for parfaits, smoothies, and fruit salads.
However, if you are on any medications, check with your doctor or pharmacist before eating grapefruit. Certain medications may interact with grapefruit, potentially producing side effects.