Tuesday, June 30, 2009


“So far I've always kept my diet secret but now I might as well tell everyone what it is. Lots of grapefruit throughout the day and plenty of virile young men at night."
Angie Dickinson (Film Actress)

"Life... is like a grapefruit. It's orange and squishy, and has a few pips in it, and some folks have half a one for breakfast."
Douglas Adams

Fun facts about grapefruit:
  • It interacts with many medications including, but not limited to: Atorvastatin (Lipitor), Simvastatin (Zocor), and Lovastatin (Mevacor) [used to treat high cholesterol]; Diazepam (Valium), Triazolam (Halcion), and Midazolam (Versed) [used for insomnia and anxiety]; and Buspirone (BuSpar), Sertraline (Zoloft), and Carbamazepine (Tegretol) [used fo treatment of psychiatric 'disorders']
  • The colour of a grapefruit's skin tells the picker nothing about how ripe it is
  • Grapefruit seed extract is said to have antifungal properties and can be found in O'My brand lubricant to prevent against yeast infections.
Nutritional information [from nutritiondata.com]:

Quantity: 1/2 grapefruit
Calories: 52
Calories from fat: 1
Total fat: 0g
Saturated fat: 0g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Sodium: 0mg
Total carbohydrate: 13g
Dietary fiber: 2g
Sugars: 8g
Protein: 1g

Daily value (based on a 2000 calorie diet)
Vitamin A: 28%
Vitamin C: 64%
Calcium: 3%
Iron: 1%