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Grapefruit, Great Fruit!

While working with Dr. Atkins a few years ago, we would sometimes add ½ a grapefruit to the Induction level of the diet plan for people who were following the plan but were not getting the results they should have achieved. There was no scientific explanation all we knew was that in some cases this would help some individuals lose weight.
So after all this time researchers may have found the connection as to why grapefruit may help people lose weight. It all boils down to Naringenin. According to wikipedia,, Naringenin is a flavonoid that is considered to have a positive effect on health as an antioxidant, free radical scavenger, anti-inflammatory, carbohydrate metabolism promoter, and immune system modulator. It is predominantly found in grapefruit but can be found in other citrus fruits.
According to a study in “diabetes”, the authors conclude that “naringenin, through its correction of many of the metabolic disturbances linked to insulin resistance, represents a promising therapeutic approach for metabolic syndrome.“
As you research Naringenin you will also find a connection to it and improving a variety of medical conditions including obesity (“Reprogramming the liver to burn fat instead of storing it”,, high cholesterol, increased VLDL and elevated triglycerides, Hepatitis C and Prostate cancer.
With all its positive attributes, Naringenin interacts with certain medications including: nifedipine, nimodipine, verapamil, cyclosporin, midazolam, triazolam and terfenadine. If you take any medication speak to your doctor about consuming grapefruit or any citrus fruit that contains Naringenin. I firmly believe you never take a chance, always ask about nutrient interactions and adverse side effects of supplements or already prescribed medications with any additional medications that your doctor prescribes.

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Valerie Goldstein

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