According to a new study, drinking grapefruit juice appears to help lower fasting blood glucose and insulin levels, both of which tend to be good things.
The same study also showed that when subjects (mice in this case), drank grapefruit juice, they didn’t gain as much weight as the control group.
On one hand, this is cool stuff. On the other hand, all of this occurred while the mice were on a high-fat diet designed to make them gain weight. So it’s not necessarily that grapefruit juice will help you lose weight, but it may help you get fat more slowly – ha, but true.
And let’s also keep this study in perspective in that the subject were mice, and the study was financially supported by The California Grapefruit Growers Cooperative. I’m not saying that affected the outcome, but it’s something to keep in mind.
Common Sense Look at What this Study Should Tell Us
Please don’t think grapefruit is the missing link to your fat loss woes….I assure you it’s not.
But this study does shine some light on how there are evidently some compounds (aka neutraceuticals) in grapefruit juice that have anti-glycemic (blood glucose lowering) effects. To quote the authors – “…the fact remains that GFJ (grapefruit juice) contains a compound or compounds other than naringin with health-promoting properties.” (FYI, naringin is a bioflavonoid found in grapefruit.)
In general, we should eat more foods made by God/Mother Nature and less foods made by man. This study, yet again, illustrates this fact.
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