Grapefruits can have some bad Side-Effects
Grapefruits might initially seem like an ideal part of someone’s diet if they are overweight, but there are many potentially bad health effects associated with grapefruits and grapefruit juice:
Grapefruit interactions with some medications can cause negative effects,
especially on kidney level, and sometimes it can even be fatal. A woman that uses
birth control pills and then suddenly drinks too much grapefruit juice can get
pregnant because this juice makes the effects of the pills disappear.
Grapefruit juice is not recommended to drink while taking anti-depressing medication, antibiotics and
medicine for cardio-vascular diseases. A person that takes anti-depressives and includes huge quantities of
grapefruits in their diet can feel that they have all of a sudden too much or too little energy,
depending on the pills taken.
Combining grapefruits with antibiotic can cause stomach sickness or can extend the illness you are
taking medication for because the grapefruits will diminish the effect of the antibiotics.
Heart drugs dont work anymore if combined with grapefruits, the blood pressure stays up and the heart beats irregularly.
For those that love grapefruit juice, which is more concentrated than the fruit itself, a
recommendation would be to restrain from drinking it while they are taking medication.
Doctors try to raise attention about avoiding and combating the combination of grapefruit with
medicine especially because in some diets grapefruit juice is recommended in huge quantities.
Grapefruits are beneficial to organisms if used properly. They belong to that class of aliments that
burn calories, because it takes more calories to digest grapefruits than they have in them. Eating the fruit is
not a problem, nor is drinking a glass of grapefruit juice once in a while.
The problem appears where human reasoning disappears. Wanting to loose more weigt faster, people
weaken their bodies and eat only grapefruits. It is efficient for a diet, but it also affects the
immune system. They become more vulnerable, more tired and nervous and if taking any medications
they are risking their health in this combination.
So use this aliment wisely, go ask a specialist about its precise effects in your case and
dont abuse drinking grapefruit juice. Abusing something has never brought anything good, and
it wont in this case either. If you want to go on with your diet and keep your health,
find an alternative solution or make sure this does not affect your health.