Can Grapefruit Help You Reach Your Weight-Loss Goals?
Myth: Eating half a grapefruit for breakfast every morning will cause you to lose weight effortlessly, because grapefruits contain a magical, fat-burning enzyme.
Fact: While grapefruit does indeed help you to burn fat (the reason why isn’t conclusive), it’s not going to do the job of letting the weight off for you. But adding fresh grapefruits to your diet is a huge help, because grapefruit is a superfood in so many ways!
3 Reasons Why Grapefruit is Good for Your Waistline
- Grapefruit is low in calories. Do you love oranges? You’re in good company – the Navel Orange is the most popular citrus fruit worldwide. Oranges are very good for you, but their downside is a relatively high sugar content.
If you’re concerned about your sugar intake, grapefruit is a better – and lower-calorie – option. And don’t let grapefruit’s bitter reputation scare you off. Some varieties (like Pittman & Davis Ruby Red Grapefruit) are quite sweet tasting (and delicious!) while still having has just 7 grams of sugar (as opposed to the orange’s 10 grams), and just 40 calories per serving.
- Grapefruit fills you up. You’ve heard the old saying about comparing apples and oranges. Since we’re comparing the grapefruits and oranges, it’s important to note that fresh grapefruit has a much higher water content than oranges. That’s one reason why grapefruit can’t be easily peeled, segmented, and enjoyed like orange pieces or carpals. There’s simply too much water in the grapefruit for it to be a hand fruit. But that isn’t necessarily a bad thing.
Because it’s around 90 percent water, eating fresh grapefruit makes us feel fuller. There may also be something to the tart, slightly sour taste of the fruit: since it’s a flavor most folks don’t encounter every day, some experts believe it acts as an appetite suppressant. In other words, it literally leaves a bad taste in our mouths that keeps hunger at bay.
- Grapefruit is satisfying without being too sweet. Don’t be fooled, though, in thinking that grapefruit is bad tasting – there’s a reason grapefruit gift baskets are some of Pittman & Davis’s most popular Christmas gifts, after all!
Because it contains less sugar, grapefruit has a much lower glycemic index than that of oranges, which means it has a negligible effect on blood sugar and insulin levels. Why is this important? As any diet expert could tell you, massive spikes and plunges in these levels have direct effect on our appetite. By keeping them steady, dieters can largely control their eating habits and avoid the frequent snacking that comes with yo-yoing levels.
- Grapefruit is easy to find. It may not be quite as popular as the ubiquitous orange, but you can still buy grapefruit in most supermarkets. You can even order grapefruit online directly from commercial sellers in the citrus-producing states– Florida, California, Texas, and Arizona. And if you buy online grapefruit in bulk, you might even save money on your order.
For over 80 years Pittman & Davis has been providing the very best mail order grapefruit to our customers! We take special pride in our sweet and juicy Ruby Red Grapefruit, which has made receiving a grapefruit box or assorted grapefruit baskets a welcome gift year after year. We leave our grapefruit on the tree for as long as possible so that it soaks up as much sunshine as possible, resulting in a fruit that’s sweet, juicy, and perfect. Then we pick only the very best to rush to you and your loved ones so you can taste the amazing difference for yourselves.
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