Grapefruit Consumption Associated With Lower Body Weight

Trying to lose weight? Grapefruit may help you reach your goal. Researchers analyzed data from the 2003 to 2008 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) and found that women age 19 and older who consume grapefruit tend to have significantly greater intake of key nutrients, higher HDL-cholesterol, and a lower body weight than women who do not eat grapefruit.

While women who eat grapefruit may generally have a healthier diet than those who do not, Gail Rampersaud, MS, RD, LDN, notes that “this research adds to a growing body of evidence that suggests grapefruit and grapefruit juice are worthy components of any healthy weight-management plan.”