Expert Q&A

Grapefruit: Weight loss aid?

I've heard that grapefruit helps burn fat. Does grapefruit significantly aid weight loss?

No. This is a popularly held myth. The simple fact is that grapefruit is low in calories. If you modify your diet by replacing high calorie foods with low calorie ones, you create a calorie deficit - and this results in weight loss. The same process is true for any fruit, vegetable, or other healthy food.

Erin Dummert RD, CD
Contributing Expert

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