Your mother was onto something back in the day with her grapefruit diet, but what she may not have realized then was that grapefruit is more than just a diet food--it’s a better body fruit.

Grapefruit can beautify you inside and out. How? This superfood contains phytonutrients that function as antioxidants, protecting you from free radicals that damage skin cells and lead to signs of aging. The results range from weight loss to lower cholesterol, to simply a more radiant and youthful looking you.

A 12-week study on the “Grapefruit Diet” found that overweight participants who ate half a grapefruit with each meal lost an average of 3.5 pounds1.

Also, research supports that women 19 and older who eat grapefruit tend to have a significantly lower intake of sugars and fats, a lower body weight, and a smaller waist circumference than those who do not consume grapefruit.2

  1. Fujioka K, Greenway F, Sheard J, Ying Y.The effects of grapefruit on weight and insulin resistance: relationship to the metabolic syndrome. J Med Food. 2006 Spring;9(1):49-54.

  2. Murphy MM, Barraj LM, Rampersaud GC. Consumption of grapefruit is associated with higher nutrient intakes and diet quality among adults, and more favorable anthropometrics in women, NHANES 2003-2008. Food Nutr Res. 2014 May 8;58. doi: 10.3402/fnr.v58.22179. eCollection 2014

On your way to a SMALLER WAIST with grapefruit

Research further shows the benefits of eating not just the whole fruit, but freshly squeezed grapefruit juice, too. A recent study in mice showed that freshly squeezed grapefruit juice may help prevent weight gain, as well as decrease blood glucose and insulin levels, which may be good news for those with diabetes.3

  1. Chudnovskiy R, Thompson A, Tharp K, Hellerstein M, Napoli JL, et al. (2014) Consumption of Clarified Grapefruit Juice Ameliorates High-Fat Diet Induced Insulin Resistance and Weight Gain in Mice. PLoS ONE 9(10): e108408. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0108408

Just one grapefruit a day can lower cholesterol

A study in the Journal of Agricultural & Food Chemistry revealed that enjoying one grapefruit a day can help lower “bad” LDL cholesterol levels by up to 20% and triglycerides by 27%.4

  1. Gorinstein S, Caspi A, Libman I, Lerner HT, Huang D, Leontowicz H, Leontowicz M, Tashma Z, Katrich E, Feng S, Trakhtenberg S. Red grapefruit positively influences serum triglyceride level in patients suffering from coronary atherosclerosis: studies in vitro and in humans. J Agric Food Chem. 2006 Mar 8;54(5):1887-923.