If you can get past the super tartness of grapefruit, you’ll be well on your way to quick weight loss.
One study examined 91 obese patients and split them into four groups. One group was given a placebo, one received grapefruit capsules, one had to drink grapefruit juice, and the last group ate fresh grapefruits. The participants had to consume their allocated supplementsthree times a day before each meal over 12 weeks.
The results? The fresh grapefruit group lost the most weight, the grapefruit juice drinkers came in second place, and the capsule consumers fared better than the placebo takers.
The reason for this is probably that the grapefruit eaters got more whole fiber, which generally helps control appetite better than plain juice.
If it’s hard for you to enjoy the tartness of fresh grapefruit slices, try blending them in your smoothies.