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.

The downside:

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.