New research seems to indicate that there may have been something to it after all.
A five-year review reveals that, on average, women who consumed any amount of grapefruit or grapefruit juice weighed nearly 10 pounds less and had a 6 percent lower body mass index (BMI) than their non-grapefruit-eating counterparts.
Researchers could not determine exactly why grapefruit lovers are slimmer, but the simplest and most likely reason is that the consumption of fruits and vegetables with a high water content, such as grapefruit and other citrus fruits, help you feel fuller on fewer calories.
Despite claims made during the heyday of The Grapefruit Diet, there is no evidence of any actual fat-burning ingredients within grapefruit. That’s just wishful thinking.
However, enjoy a fresh, tangy breakfast tomorrow morning and know that you’re not following an old fad, you’re setting a new trend.