10 Things That Happen When You Eat 1 Grapefruit Everyday

By Hannah de Gruchy / Nutrition / July 7th, 2020

6. You Could Lower Your Diabetes Risk


Insulin resistance is a precursor to pre-diabetes and type-2 diabetes and is caused by a poor response to the hormone insulin that’s released when we eat a sugary meal.

Eating grapefruit everyday has been shown to help control insulin levels and therefore reduce your chances of becoming insulin resistant which in turn will keep your blood sugar levels under control and reduce your likelihood of developing type 2 diabetes.

As yet, scientists and doctors aren’t entirely sure how grapefruit has this effect, but it’s thought to be connected to its ability to promote weight loss when consumed before a meal, as we discovered above.

Losing weight helps to control insulin sensitivity and reduce insulin resistance, with the knock on effect of lower blood sugars and less risk of type 2 diabetes. So in our book that means fill up on grapefruit before a meal and reap the multiple metabolic and weight loss benefits!

Grapefruit helps to control insulin levels and reduce the chance of us becoming insulin resistant.


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