The grapefruit diet was a fad not too long ago.Although consuming grapefruit the whole day is not a balanced meal, there is some truth to the idea that grapefruit helps you with weight loss. Grapefruit is extremely low in calories; in fact, half a grapefruit only contains 37 calories.
A recent study showed eating half a grapefruit before your meals lowered your cholesterol level and reduced your belly fat. These benefits may be because of the vitamin C content and phytochemicals present in this fruit. The higher fiber and water content in grapefruit makes you feel full for longer, reducing your unhealthy snacking urges. If you must grab a snack, then choose grapefruit to protect your waistline.