Written by Sky Taylor, Diet Bites
Energy Values in Grapefruit
One-Half Pink Grapefruit contains about 46 calories, based on the California and Arizona species.
One-Half White California Grapefruit contains about 44 calories while the white Florida species about 38.
The location where the fruit is grown always impacts the nutritional values and that includes the caloric ones, too. When possible, purchase fruits and vegetables that are grown locally. Many locally produced foods offer a bonus in the area of health; for example - local honey can assist in alleviating allergy symptoms in some individuals.
The Nutritional Facts for Grapefruit
Pink or Red Grapefruit from California or Arizona: One-half of a fruit is based on a specimen that is about 4" in diameter.
White California or Arizona Fruit: One-half a specimen is based on a fruit that is about 3¾" in diameter.
Grapefruit Calories, Nutrition Facts
Grapefruit & Medications - A Bad Mixer
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Grapefruit & Medications
Do you currently take a prescribed medication? Do you often enjoy grapefruit juice? Coffee with grapefruit juice?
Then you may find this article beneficial to your good health....
Studies indicate that grapefruit juice and medications don't mix.
The bottom line in layman's terms: An enzyme in the intestinal wall called P-450 breaks down some meds. The break down prevents the P-450 enzyme from carrying out its job. The result: a more powerful drug!
The Sidelines on Side Effects
A few individuals on calcium channel blockers for high blood pressure experienced dizziness and weakness when consuming grapefruit juice with their meds. This was a clear indication that they had experienced a drop in blood pressure - an excessive drop at that.
In fact, 'statins' (cholesterol medication) become 15% more potent when combined with grapefruit juice.
Antihistamines and grapefruit juice are also a volatile combination. When taken together, the results can be serious as the individual may develop a heart rhythm disturbance.
Grapefruit juice also effects 'legalized drugs' such as caffeine by raising caffeine intake in the blood. In other words, when taken with your coffee at breakfast, you'll get a definite buzz.
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