Why Does Grapefruit Help with Weight Loss?
Folks, grab hold of your serrated grapefruit spoons: there just may be something in that whole “grapefruit diet” thing after all! Researchers there found that the simple act of adding grapefruit or grapefruit juice to one’s diet can indeed result in weight loss.
Principal researcher Dr. Ken Fujioka with the Nutrition and Metabolic Research Center at Scripps Clinic in San Diego led a 12-week study during which weight, insulin secretion and other metabolic factors of 100 participants were monitored. On average, those men and women whose only dietary change was to add half a grapefruit or a serving of grapefruit juice with every meal lost in excess of three pounds, and many lost more than ten pounds.
Why would this be? The research indicates a link between grapefruit and insulin as it relates to weight management – that is, the chemical properties inherent in grapefruit are believed to reduce insulin levels and encourage weight loss. It also probably helps that consuming citrus fruit with higher water content (like grapefruit) helps you feel fuller and more satisfied on fewer calories. Combined with its great taste and huge nutritional punch, that’s another great reason to making the tart and tangy citrus fruit a part of your daily diet!
Give the Gift of Health!
When you buy citrus fruits as gifts for your loved ones, it’s a gift you can all feel good about!
Have you ever received a gift of sweets and felt dismayed by the temptation being put in front of you, even while you appreciated the gesture? It’s not uncommon…you’ve turned over a new leaf in terms of your eating habits, but your friends and family missed the memo! That’s a good thing to keep in mind when you’re working on your own gift lift…if you were planning to send a loved one a box of candy, consider sending a basket of fruit instead. Your gift will have a great chance of being your recipient’s favorite!
The Advantages of Sending a Fruit Gift
When choosing a gift for a long-distance loved one, you can’t really go wrong when you select fruit for delivery. Here are just a few occasions where your recipients might be delighted with an unexpected fruit delivery:
- It’s your grandfather’s birthday. He probably has more than enough “stuff.” This year, how about sending him a gift of fresh fruit? The Hale Groves Five Favorites Collection is an excellent choice because it gives him a choice, and shipping it right to his door makes it a double gift: not only does he get the delicious fruit; he doesn’t have to fetch it from the store himself!
- Your best friend from high school just landed a new job. You haven’t visited her in a while, so there’s a good chance she’s not into unicorn posters anymore. You DO know she’s been training for a 5K, so she probably wouldn’t welcome sweets…a box of sweet and satisfying Hale Groves Ruby Red Grapefruit could be just the thing!
- Your little nephew is about to celebrate his third Easter. He’s sensitive to gluten and your sister would really, really prefer he didn’t get more sugar added to the pile. Something like Hale Groves’ Cheerful Chick Easter Basket is perfect, because it has enough sweet treats to keep it fun PLUS a half-dozen of Grove Navel Oranges and Honey Sweet Tangerines, sized just right for little hands.
Does the Idea of Fruit Shipping Make You Hesitate?
If you’re not so sure about order a perishable food like fruit for a gift, worry not – reputable Florida gift fruit shippers (like Hale Groves) can be trusted to provide the freshest, highest quality available! And any fruit delivery company worth its salt will guarantee the product…and at Hale Groves it’s perfectly simple: if the gift you order doesn’t arrive fresh and perfect and you and your gift recipients aren’t totally delighted, we’ll make it right. Guaranteed!