Sunday, March 19, 2017

Pick me!!! Love me!!! II

I was sitting on a bank on the shore yesterday and spoke to a lady that was sitting next to me. The subject was about fresh veggies, fresh squeezed fruit juice instead pasteurized and also talked about medicine fruit, grapefruit. She said that she has a glass of grapefruit every morning. After a while, I learned more about her. She was using an antidepressant.
Adding a glass of grapefruit to your breakfast, might be dangerous sometimes, depends on the medicine you take or dossage taken, I said.
She said, that is just a fruit and vitamin-C. What could possibly be dangerous about grapefruit.
At least she accepted to ask her doctor about it.
Eating grapefruit and drinking it's juice is a big helper to reduce body fat, might have a lower risk of getting cancer as so many researches indicate. A cup of Vitamin C-rich food like grapefruit provides all day's worth of Vitamin C. Those are all true!

So, what could possibly be dangerous about a fruit?
As soon as I got back home, refreshed my knowledge, searched and remembered the post Pick me!!!..Love me!!!  I made in 2010. I needed to share it with you guys with this little but very important detail today. National Grapefruit Month is February, but I missed it.

Over four years, researches show that, grapefruit does interact with some medications for anti-cancer, anti-infective, anti-cholesterol, cardiovascular, central nervous system, gastrointestinal, immuno suppressants and urinary tract.

Grapefruit is the biggest treat, bitter oranges (Seville oranges) and lime might have a similar effect with some medicines, from what doctors say.

Bottom line, if you like to eat this fruit or drink grapefruit juice, better talk to your doctor before starting a new medication. If there is no reason not to eat this wonderful fruit, this post below will give you more ideas to enjoy it!
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Pick me!...Love me!!!


Do you have grapefruit in your fridge?
I'm loving this refreshing fruit, it can be enjoyed any time of day.

* It can be tossed in your green salad. (My favorite 😀)

* It can be juiced fresh(yummy for breakfast) Very helpful to weight loss!

* It can be layered with strawberry yogurt and granola.

* It can also be sautéed, made into marmalades or jellies.. Read more

42 comments:

  1. Holy crap, I had no idea. I have to be in the mood the eat grapefruit. Most do not like their fruit to be so bitter hahaha

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    1. Hubby doesn't like grapefruit. Maybe it is the only fruit he doesn't like :-)

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  2. I was surprised when I first heard this. This is very important information for people to be aware of.

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    1. That's true! Not all online health information is accurate but my doctor also agrees with that. I searched so many sources also.

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  3. I had heard of this issue with grapefruit, it's always good to have a reminder! I am not such a huge fan anyway, although occasionally I'll have some to feel a bit healthier about myself lol!

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    1. I'm doing the same lately, eating this strong fruit for occasionally since started to use high blood pressure pills.

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  4. I don't regularly eat grapefruit these days, but I do take medicine and vitamins on a daily basis. I wasn't aware they could be affected like this, and have never been advised in the past about the potential. I wonder why more people aren't warned about this!

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    1. When i started to use high blood pressure pill, my doctor didn't warn me either until I searched and finally asked him about lime and he added, also grapefruit affects the same way. This is especially important since grapefruit juice is consumed by so many people for breakfast a time of the day when medications also are commonly taken.

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  5. I've actually never been able to like grapefruit. My mother loved it when I was little, so I used to try so hard to enjoy it with her, but I just can't.

    Strangely, she doesn't like it anymore either. Makes me glad for her, as she's on LOTS of various medications for health issues.

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    1. I'm glad to hear that she doesn't like it anymore. My researhes show that, the reason not to eat grapefruit with certain medication is, grapefruit juice blocks special enzymes in the wall of the small intestine, actually destroys many medications and prevents their absorption into the body.

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  6. Wow, I didn't know that grapefruit could effect certain medications. Those are some good recipe ideas for incorporating grapefruit into your diet, when not on medications that may interfere.

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    1. Thanks,Jennefer! Enjoy, if you get a chance to try.

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  7. I already heard something about grapefruits!
    It's incredible how a simple fruit can interact with other things such as medications!

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    1. Isn't it? Grapefruit is a medicine itself.

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  8. I love the benefits the grapefruits offer but for me it needs to be sweet, hate those really sour once!

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    1. Grapefruit is really an amazing fruit! I love eating sour ones alone with a little bit salt :-)

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  9. I was surprised reading that some fruits have adverse effect with some medicines. I agree, It is always best to ask our doctors about it. and oh, I love grapes :)

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    1. Absolutely! My son is a grape-monster :-)

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  10. I actually don't like grapefruit, but I had no idea it could adversely mix with medicines. I will have to let my parents know because they drink that stuff like crazy.

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    1. I used to eat grapefruit and drink grapefruit juice almost every day until started to take high blood pressure pills. Now, occasionally enjoy it's taste.

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  11. I LOVE fresh grapefruit juice! I can sometimes eat a fresh grapefruit, but I honestly don't have them enough. I've actually heard about grapefruit interacting with different medicines before- but I had forgotten most of the specific details about it. Definitely something that is important to know!

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    1. I love to eat it alone too. I used to do that, unfortunately not anymore. Grapefruit juice which is high in nutrients and exploding with flavor.

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  12. I do love grapefruit, provided it's not too bitter. But mostly it's amazing. I love that tart sweetness. I never thought of putting it in a green salad before. I bet it would be a lot better than oranges in some salads I have had. Will have to try sometime.


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    1. Hi David!
      Spinach/lettuce salad with grapefruit and cranberries! My fav.. Just an idea!
      I add oranges and apple cuts to salads too sometimes. Delicious!

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  13. I had no idea that grapefruit could be dangerous. Thanks for this information. I do love having it around though, it's a nice addition to salad especially during the summer.

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    1. Can't agree more! It is a perfect addition for salad.Happy Spring!

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  14. Great post, even if I'm not a fan of grapefruit. They're just a touch too bitter for me.

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    1. I sometimes combine grapefruit with apple cuts for my son. Apples take away the bitter taste nicely.

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  15. Hello, I have heard that grapefruit should not be mixed with some medicines. Some medicines are giving that warning on the bottle too. I do love grapefruit. Thanks for sharing. Happy 1st day of Spring. Have a great new week ahead!

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    1. Mix green salad..spinach, lettuce with grapefruit! Delicious :-) Happy Spring, Eileen!

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  16. I love grapefruit. An old co-worker of mine said she wasnt allowed to eat grapefruit because she was on medication to lower her cholesterol and the two could conflict and cause some serious harm.

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    1. That's true! After i started to use high blood pressure pills, i stopped eating grapefruit or drinking grapefruit juice.

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  17. Oh this is an awesome information. Its a help for those who needs medication.

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    1. Thanks Chei, i hope this post would be helpful people who doesn't know this important fact about grapefruit and medication mix yet.

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  18. I didn't know that it could affect medication so thanks for that information. I love grapefruit in anyway shape or form!

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    1. Hi Emma,
      Its botanical name means "fruit of paradise," So,grapefruit is an amazing fruit isn't?

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  19. Oh how I love this fruit! good thing I am not in any medication, I can enjoy eating this everyday.

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    1. I'm glad to hear that, Ruth. Enjoy this incredible fruit!

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  20. I had no idea about this ! My mom grows the best grapefruits in her garden and I don't even like grapefruit she but hers amazing !!!

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    1. Wow..She eats grapefruit through from her own garden!! Wonderful!!!

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  21. Great post. Very helpful to know about this. What a brilliant idea. Fantastic! More and more post. Lol

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  22. Thanks Angela! Happy Friday!

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