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Grapefruit juice protects against weight gain and diabetes

10/27/2014 - A new study conducted by researchers at UC Berkeley suggests that grapefruit juice could replace metformin, a drug used to treat Type 2 diabetes; the fruit may also be helpful in preventing weight gain as well as decreasing blood glucose levels. Published October 8 in the peer-reviewed journal PLOS...

Grapefruit and helichrysum extract combat diabetes and obesity

9/5/2014 - In the Nutrition Department at the University of Navarra in Spain, Professor Alfredo Martinez and lecturer Fermin Milagro made a clinical breakthrough. They found out that both grapefruit and helichrysum extract can effectively combat diabetes and obesity. The work was presented by Ana Laura de la Garza...

Grapefruit naturally prevents formation of kidney cysts

3/24/2014 - Researchers from Royal Holloway, University of London, have discovered yet another health benefit associated with the bioactive substance naringenin. This naturally occurring compound is a type of flavonoid that is most plentiful in grapefruit but can also be found in tomatoes and oranges. Naringenin,...

Hybrid grapefruits being developed for people on Big Pharma drugs

3/30/2013 - A growing number of people are reportedly unable to eat grapefruits because the tangy citrus fruit contains natural compounds that interfere with the effectiveness of statins, antibiotics, and other pharmaceutical drugs. But rather than look for ways to help people get off these deadly medications,...

Grapefruit and prescription drugs make a deadly equation

12/19/2012 - For many people, a glass of grapefruit juice at breakfast is as cemented into their daily routine as the steaming mug of morning coffee. Unfortunately; however, research from a Canadian institute has been recently released, and for some grapefruit lovers, the new information could cause a change in...

Many grapefruit seed extracts are adulterated, non-profit research group finds

6/10/2012 - Grapefruit seed extract (GFSE) and the various supplement and cosmetic products that contain it are quite popular among natural health advocates because the powerful substance is said to help prevent and alleviate many health conditions such as cold sores, thrush, gingivitis and gastrointestinal upset....

Grapefruit molecule may lower bad cholesterol, treat diabetes

5/26/2011 - Israeli scientists may have discovered an effective new way to treat high cholesterol and diabetes naturally. Dr. Yaakov Nahmias from the Benin School of Engineering and Computer Science at Hebrew University and his colleagues have discovered that naringenin, a molecule in grapefruits that gives the...

The top five negative-calorie health foods that burn fat while making you feel full

1/4/2011 - How do you eat more while losing more weight at the same time? One of the best answers is to eat "negative-calorie" foods, meaning that these foods actually take more energy to digest than they deliver to your body. While these foods may be an important source of phytonutrients, they are not sources...

The Amazing Benefits of Pink Grapefruit Essential Oil

12/26/2010 - Pink Grapefruit Essential Oil is cold pressed from the rind of the grapefruit. This beneficial essential oil is not only a cleansing and revitalizing oil, but its bright aroma energizes and uplifts the spirit. Pink Grapefruit is also known to stop cravings for sweets. If one is struggling with weight...

Grapefruit compound could treat diabetes, lower cholesterol and produce Atkinís diet benefits without dieting

9/8/2010 - Big Pharma has been doggedly searching for drugs that target a group of nuclear receptor proteins in the human body known by the long title of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors (PPARs, for short). The reason? PPARs regulate the expression of genes that are involved in fat and carbohydrate...

The Grapefruit is a Wonder Fruit

8/17/2010 - Grapefruits are a popular citrus fruit enjoyed by millions of people and are often eaten regularly as a breakfast staple as well as a popular snack. What many may not be aware of is that grapefruits are also one of the most highly regarded fruits when it comes to healthy nutrients and health benefits....

Stay Healthy and Lose Weight with the Health Benefits of Grapefruits

3/6/2010 - Grapefruits have been around since the 18th century when they were discovered in Barbados. Botanists think the grapefruit is the result of natural cross breading between the orange and the pomelo. While their origin may not be fully understood one thing is certain: grapefruits are one of the healthiest...

Grapefruit Extract May Prevent Metabolic Syndrome

11/13/2009 - A chemical naturally found in grapefruit may help prevent the physiological changes that produce the condition known as metabolic syndrome, a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease and Type 2 diabetes, a new study has found. Metabolic syndrome refers to a cluster of symptoms including high...

Study Shows Grapefruit Pulp May Reduce the Risk of Osteoporosis

11/24/2008 - Consumption of red grapefruit pulp may increase bone strength and reduce the risk of osteoporosis, according to a study conducted by researchers from Texas A&M University and published in the journal Nutrition. Researchers castrated 42 male rats as a way to induce oxidative stress and to increase...

A Plan for Living a Long and Healthy Life (Part 2)

5/6/2008 - In part one of "A Plan for Living a Long and Healthy Life" we concluded with the good news that it is never too early or too late to begin living a healthy lifestyle, regaining lost youth and energy and adding many healthier and more enjoyable years to your life. Yes, the good news is that it is...

Orange, grapefruit juice for breakfast builds bones in rats (press release)

7/19/2006 - It may sound like Saturday cartoons: a strong-boned rat that can't be broken. But a couple of Texas researchers say the real hero is citrus juice. Orange and grapefruit juice regularly given to lab rats prevented osteoporosis, long considered an unavoidable...

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