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Old Thu, Nov-29-12, 08:29
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All last week I had been craving grapefruit, so I bought some when I went grocery shopping on Monday. (I do allow myself to have a few fruits that are lower on the GI chart.) I've been having 1/2 a grapefruit with my breakfast or as a snack--delicious!

Little did I know, grapefruit is beneficial to those with PCOS! This is a short article, but it's informative.

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PCOS Health: Grab a Grapefruit
June 21st, 2012

When it comes to eating a healthy diet in order to better manage the symptoms of PCOS, grapefruit is hard to beat as a source of natural goodness.

For a start, it has a low GI rating of 25, which means itís much less likely than an orange, for example, to cause an artery-damaging spike in your blood sugar and insulin levels. Then thereís its ability to help with weight loss because itís high in fat-burning enzymes and low in sodium. Cutting salt in your diet can help flush out excess water caused by high sodium food.

Grapefruit also helps the proper digestion of food and boosts liver function, as well as being a rich source of Vitamin C. Because it boasts a high concentration of lycopene, it may also help to prevent the onset of tumors.

Tip: Eat one grapefruit every other day. Try peeling it like an orange, not cut in half and scooped out, for maximum benefit.
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Thats very helpful, I love grapefruit so will continue to enjoy them
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Thats very helpful, I love grapefruit so will continue to enjoy them


Glad you found it helpful!
I'm going to continue to enjoy grapefruit as well...especially since it's citrus season!
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Yummy! I love me some citrus fruit salad; Oranges, grapefruit, tangerine, kiwiis covered with mint leaves! Is very refreshing!
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Check your drugs and medications, including birth control, for adverse interaction before getting on a grapefruit kick.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grapef...ug_interactions
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