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Grape fruit/ Pineapple

Discussion in 'Nutrition & Supplements' started by Theta, Feb 13, 2007.

  1. Theta

    Theta Well-Known Member

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    I notice you guys advise a lot to eat grapefruit or pineapple for breakfast? I was just wondering why specifically these fruits? Thanks
     
  2. cabeasle

    cabeasle Well-Known Member

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    I have heard many rumours of the years that grapefruit helps to speed up the metabolism a bit. I haven't read any studies on it, but I have heard it repeated numerously (could just be myth though). Eitherway, grapefruit and pineapples are delicious, which is reason enough in my book :)
     
  3. TheLemonSong

    TheLemonSong Well-Known Member

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    I had pomelo for breakfast this morning...I thought I bought a grapefruit and I was wrong, and I don't like grapefruit usually but I wanted to try it and I love pomelos so this was a great surprise!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pomelo
     
  4. mastover

    mastover Well-Known Member

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    Grapefruit for its diuretic and mild thermogenic properties (contains naringin) and pineapple for its digestive enzymes. Grapefruit, if taken throughout the day during the final few days of contest preparation, will keep insulin levels low and steady.
     
  5. chris0374

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    They're tasty. I don't like grapefruit but pineapple:eat:
     
  6. 1FastGTX

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    In my house we call it greatfruit. :drool:
     
  7. Foley

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    According to what I have heard, it contains nangirin and that helps with fat loss (probably heard from GTX)

    Plus it is :drool: :drool: :drool:
     
  8. Theta

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    Lol..thanks guys!


    You just tought me something new, in my country we actually call pomelo and grapefruit the same thing. Never new it was 2 different fruit...interesting:confused:

    And I agree they are both delicious!:tu:
     
  9. TheLemonSong

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    Which country?

    To me, grapefruit is always that ruby red color on the inside, and pomelo is like a light-greenish/clear/pale-yellow color inside.
     
  10. JoeSchmo

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    Do you eat it plain? The only way I could ever stand to choke down a grapefruit is if it was piled with sugar -- and even then, it was a struggle. I absolutely love pineapple though! :nod:
     
  11. George

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    Plain is the way to go. :eat: It's an acquired taste, like espresso.
     
  12. 1FastGTX

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    Same here. Over here (Florida) there is a HUGE difference. Grapefruits are MUCH smaller and taste quite different.

    Splenda. :)

    I could eat them plain though. I started eating them daily months and months ago. When I started I had to load up around 6 packets of Splenda. But this morning I only used 3, and I will probably end up with less as time goes on.

    Acquired taste maybe? :)

    Try the Splenda though!
     
  13. 1FastGTX

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    I think I told you, and Mastover told me. :)
     
  14. TheRyanator

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    I have been eating grapefruit regularly since I was a kid and I have to say that despite the tart taste I could never see myself putting extra sweetener on it...maybe we just always happen to get the sweeter kind. :drool:
     
  15. monkeyshines

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    If you can't stand the typical bitterness of grapefruit, try to find the red Texas variants. I bought some called "Texas Juicing grapefruit" (they are about medium size), and it's amazingly sweet for a grapefruit. Delicious!
     
  16. guava

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    The pumello is very sweet too, but I'm not sure it claims the same fat loss properties.
     
  17. TheLemonSong

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    You think so? I think they're almost as sour as a lemon and not quite as sour as a grapefruit...they aren't like oranges or anything...
     
  18. guava

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    lemons are sweeter than grapefruits? :confused:

    All of the pumellos I've tried have been sweeter than the most bitter oranges I've tried. Only a few of the grapefruits could I say the same.
     
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    *shrug* the few pumelos I've had up here in the frosty north have been balnd and watery.
     
  20. rapp

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    I peel my grapefruit like an orange and eat it wedge by wedge. Has notthing to do with trying to lose weight, though...I just love grapefruit. YUM.
     

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