Grapefruit Weight Loss

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Grapefruit Weight Loss: This Fruit May Contribute to Weight Loss

Grapefruit weight loss may come from the fruits ability to lower glucose levels, says the results of a test done on 100 overweight people who ate half a fresh grapefruit daily. The study also indicated that grapefruit may help people with metabolic syndrome, as well.

While more research needs to be conducted, these are very promising results.

Nutritionally, grapefruit packs a wallop in flavonoids, is a good source of pectin (soluble fiber that can help lower cholesterol) and contains the all important vitamin C.

Keeping in mind that more brightly colored fruit tends to have more antioxidants, pink and red fleshed grapefruit pack a more nutrient punch than white grapefruit.

Grapefruit is available year-round. However, they are best in winter and early spring. Since winter is looming – and cold – for many of us, we hope you’ll enjoy the following recipe meant to warm you up with baked grapefruit.

Sizzling Grapefruit Weight Loss Dessert

Grapefruit Weight Loss

1 large pink grapefruit
1 teaspoon butter
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cut the grapefruit in half around the middle (not end to end). With a grapefruit knife, cut between the flesh and the shell around the circumference, then cut between the sections. Try not to pierce the skin. Place the grapefruit halves on a baking sheet. Dot each grapefruit half with 1/2 teaspoon of butter. Sprinkle brown sugar over the tops. Sprinkle lightly with cinnamon.
  3. Bake for 5 minutes, then broil until the top is bubbly. Remove the grapefruit from the oven
    and place each half in an individual bowl.

Yield: 2 servings

Nutrition information per serving

68.6 calories, 15.2 g carbohydrate, 0.7 g protein, 1.3 g fat, 2.1 g dietary fiber

Serving Suggestions

  • Serve with 1/2-cup low fat cottage cheese
  • Serve with a soft boiled egg as a breakfast

Did You Know?

Grapefruit seeds have been shown to have an antibacterial effect.

Grapefruit Seeds Food Fact
Grapefruit Seeds Food Fact

Author: Jeni

Certified by the Professional School of Fitness and Nutrition in March, 1995; honored for exemplary grades. Practicing fitness and nutrition for over 20 years. Featured in the Feb. 1994 issue of "Shape" magazine. Featured in Collage in the spring issue of 1995 Low fat recipe's published in Taste of Home, Quick Cooking, and the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, among others. September, 2001: Featured in "Winning The War on Cholesterol" By Rodale Publishing