Grapefruit juice ‘could be the key to weight loss’

Via telegraph.co.uk – Laura Donnelly

 Drinking grapefruit juice instead of water could result in major weight loss when combined with a high-fat diet, University of California study finds

Drinking grapefruit juice instead of water could be the key to weight loss, according to a study by the University of California.

The research published in Plos One, found that mice put on the same high-fat diet gained far less weight if they were given the juice to drink instead of water.

The study also found improved levels of blood sugar and insulin among those given the juice, protecting against diabetes.

Scientists said the juice appeared to work as well as the prescription drug metformin which is used to treat diabetes.

Grapefruit has long been a feature of fad diets.

 But the juice did not contain pulp, and researchers said it was not clear why the grapefruit juice appeared to help keep the weight off.

The study found that mice fed a high-fat diet gained 18 percent less weight when they drank clarified, no-pulp grapefruit juice compared with a control group of mice that drank water. Read full article…

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