Grapefruit are chosen by many people aiming at weight loss as it has many proven studies conducted to prove its effects. There is one published in the Journal of Medicinal Food that reveals that eating just half a grapefruit per day makes a significant impact on weight loss.
Another study printed in the journal Metabolism found that eating half a grapefruit before meals may help reduce visceral (belly) fat and lower cholesterol levels. Participants of the six-week study who ate grapefruit with every meal saw their waists shrink by up to an inch!
Grapefruit works as an excellent appetite suppressant. It is said that the smell of the grapefruit reduces the feeling of hunger. The high amounts of fiber in these fruits can also induce satiety, help people avoid overeating, and stimulate cholecystokinin to be released. It is a hormone that regulates digestive juices and acts as a hunger suppressant. It also has significant levels of anti-inflammatory and skin-cleansing agents, including the enzyme bromelain, which is known to help break down cellulite.
Bariatric Surgery patients contact your Surgeon about including this fruit in your diet.