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Grapefruit and Weight Loss: What’s the Real Story?

As if their juicy sweet taste wasn’t reason enough to love grapefruit, this delicious fruit comes with all sorts of other benefits. That makes Texas red grapefruit a great fit for any diet — and any produce section!

Keep reading to learn more about the grapefruit diet and what it means for your customers. Keep up with the upcoming Winter Sweetz Rio red grapefruit harvest season and make sure you’re the first to know when our grapefruit are available for order by signing up for our newsletter.

The History of the Grapefruit Diet

The first version of the grapefruit diet appeared in the late 1920s when those in the know advised eating a whole grapefruit with each meal for 18 days, alongside other low-carb, high-protein foods like eggs and meat. The early diet was more restrictive than dieticians typically advise, depleting dieters’ nutrient intake. The grapefruit diet became particularly popular in Hollywood, where it gained its second name: the Hollywood diet.

The Hollywood diet wasn’t without its critics, and it fell out of popularity for a time before picking back up in the 1970s. In the 70s, there were unusually high yields of grapefruit in the U.S., leading to the return of the grapefruit diet. The diet’s popularity surged again in the 80s when it was called the 10-day, 10-pounds-off diet.

Grapefruit and Weight Loss: The Real Story

First of all, it’s important to note that not all grapefruit diet recommendations are healthy or advisable. Before making any significant changes to your diet, you should talk to your doctor.

But, when it comes to grapefruit and weight loss, is there any truth to the claims? It turns out, yes! Eating grapefruit helps support your body’s ability to regulate two things: your insulin levels and fat metabolism. When your insulin levels rise, your body slows down on burning fat and starts instead storing incoming energy as fat on the body. When you eat a grapefruit, it helps keep your insulin levels low, helping keep your fat metabolism higher. 

The same study that revealed grapefruit’s relationship with insulin also showed that eating grapefruit can help you lose weight!

Selling Grapefruit Using Its Best Features

If you’re the owner of a grocery or health food store, knowing about the reasons why your customers buy Rio red grapefruit can help you better market your fresh grapefruit selection to those customers and increase sales to new customers as well. Making sure your customers are aware of all the awesome benefits of delicious red grapefruit is also a great way to boost your sales and draw in new buyers. 

This fall, when Rio red grapefruit are available again, let your customers know about all the reasons to love this tasty treat.

Winter Sweetz Texas Red Grapefruit: Healthy Fruit, Happy Customers

If you’re looking for the juiciest, sweetest red grapefruit around, look no further! Our Winter Sweetz grapefruits are grown in the unique climate of South Texas and harvested at peak sweetness during the mild winter months. This year, stock your shelves with this tasty, healthy fruit and see your customers smile!

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