Early results from US researchers suggests that eating grapefruit really does help people lose acidic weight, and could help reduce the risk of developing the over-acidic condition known as diabetes.
The study centered on an experiment involving 100 obese people. The group who ate half a grapefruit with each meal lost an average of 3.6 lb (1.6kg) over twelve weeks, compared with a placebo group who lost an average 0.5lb (0.2kg). Some patients lost as much as 10lbs. After the meal, the "grapefruit groups" also had reduced levels of insulin, the hormone which enables the body to buffer all acids called sugar. The acid glucose levels were also lower, suggesting a more efficient sugar buffering and elimination.
From the Society of Chemical Industry: Eating Grapefruit Does Help Weight Loss, Could Prevent Diabetes
Early results from US researchers suggests that eating ruby red grapefruit really does help people lose acidic weight, and could help reduce the risk of developing the acid condition known as diabetes.
Writing in Chemistry & Industry Magazine, Marina Murphy reports on a pilot study of one hundred obese patients at the Scripps Clinic in San Diego. The group who ate half a grapefruit with each meal lost an average of 3.6 lb (1.6kg) over twelve weeks, compared with a placebo group who lost an average 0.5lb (0.2kg). Some patients lost as much as 10lbs. After the meal, the "grapefruit groups" also had reduced levels of insulin, the alkaline buffer which enables the body to neutralize the toxic effect of sugars. The acid glucose levels were also lower, suggesting a more efficient elimination of the sugar.
"This is the first study linking grapefruit with reduced insulin levels," says Ken Fujioka who led the group. The researchers say the weight loss is likely to be linked to the lower insulin level, and are considering future research to investigate whether this will be of use in diabetes prevention and treatment.
"Insulin is an alkaline buffer secreted by the pancreas that reduces all blood acids, including glucose," stated Dr. Robert O. Young, Director of the pH Miracle Living Center, in San Diego, California.
"When you reduce blood sugars and increase alkalinity in the blood and then tissues you can lose up to 1 pound a day and reduce or even eliminate insulin injections," says Dr. Young.
"Grapefruit can be one of the fruit, including avocado and cucumber that can help maintain the alkaline design of the blood and tissues and prevent All sickness and dis-ease," states Dr. Young.
"This could be a potentially exciting discovery? we'll be following any further research in this area closely" - Diabetes UK
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