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Grapefruit Kills

Adverse side effects include ‘sudden death’.

Which was always a calculated risk on River Phoenix-inspired speedball binges, or a quiet night in with a box of Bath Salts and a sharp-toothed friend. It’s not quite what you might have prepared yourself for before sitting down to a healthy breakfast though.

Grapefruit, already considered by many to be the most evil of the citrus family, turns out to have powers far greater than its well-known ability to shoot a defensive spray of concentrated acid into the eye of its prey on spoon-entry.

‘acute kidney failure, respiratory failure,

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5 Comments on Grapefruit Kills

  1. Rocky Seelig // 27/04/2013 at 08:21 // Reply

    The 1929 Ruby Red patent was associated with real commercial success, which came after the discovery of a red grapefruit growing on a pink variety. Only with the introduction of the Ruby Red did the grapefruit transform into a real agricultural success.;

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  2. Carl Byron BatsonCarl Byron Batson // 27/04/2013 at 10:19 // Reply

    Grapefruit interaction is fairly old news but this article brought back some memories.

    As a former bodybuilder I remember buying G juice by the gallon, as did many of my gym buddies. Quite simply (listen up you fatties), naringin (responsible for giving grapefruit its bitter flavour) was also well known to have the power to slow down the breakdown of certain drugs in the intestines and importantly for us gym rats, caffeine. Forget your fancy schmancy highly priced diet pills.

    Basic science tells us that a nice strong shot of caffeine will not only give us that kick to work a little harder, it will also give us a little increase in thermogenesis (how the body burns calories to create heat and energy) and when the body heats up it starts burning that nasty fat way better. The prolonged digestion time given by our friend grapefuit juice means that substances such as caffeine are not cleared out of the body as quickly as usual, leading to obvious increased levels of the chemicals in the body, a good thing for those burning off in the gym.

    There was also the belief that grapefruit can block the enzyme function that is responsible for carbs and fat storage. When the enzyme function is being blocked, the body won’t store up the additional calories and fat and will burn them instead. That’s why grapefruit was adopted as part of many a weight loss program.There are also other elements one could add to make the fat burn process even more effective but you can probably work that out for yourselves.

    So beware if you are taking any medication with grapefruit juice unless the specific drug interactions are known.

  3. Erin Waldenberg // 21/06/2013 at 08:39 // Reply

    Massive bleeding from the GI tract can be dangerous. However, even very small amounts of bleeding that occur over a long period of time can lead to problems such as anemia or low blood counts.Once a bleeding site is found, many therapies are available to stop the bleeding or treat the cause.’,*’

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