Grapefruit and Exercise?

Grapefruit: A Low-Glycemic Food

Fueling the body prior to a workout is essential and many sources agree that a low-glycemic meal is best.

As we’ve already mentioned, February just happens to be Grapefruit Month, so what a perfect segue to mention that grapefruit just happens to be identified as a low-glycemic food.

Information found at the Livestrong website sited a 2009 study that was published in the “Journal of Nutrition,” that eating a low-glycemic breakfast before workouts burns 50 percent more fat than eating a high-glycemic breakfast.

As with any dietary change it is important to consult with your healthcare provider.  Despite all the goodness, grapefruit can also interfere with the absorption of  some nutrients and the functioning of some antibiotics.  

 

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  1. Suzi Pitts says:

    Best, News. Ever. Grapefruit is my favorite thing! Now- I just have to get straight to the workout ;)

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