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    I've heard that grapefruit can be bad for thyroid function. My problem is that this time of the year rolls around and the citrus is soooooo deliciously wonderful that I can't keep my hands off of it! (Can easily eat two whole grapefruits per day). Am I doing harm? Also...I think that the foods I crave most are likely the ones I should take more action to limit...yes?
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    I can understand loving citrus in the winter. And grapefruit aren't candy bars, or flour, or nuts. Eat!

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    Unless you're on medication that would interact with grapefruits, go nuts. 2 is nothing, I was eating 3-4 when they were in season.
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    If you are eating two a day all year long, then maybe you have to control yourself :-). But if it is just a seasonal thing and you are healthy and they don't bother you in any way, then don't worry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Damiana View Post
    Unless you're on medication that would interact with grapefruits, go nuts. 2 is nothing, I was eating 3-4 when they were in season.
    Somehow this makes me feel better! I could absolutely eat three or four of them but have been trying to limit to 2!
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    I buy the Dole canisters of ruby red grapefruit (48 oz) and usually eat the entire thing within 24 hours. Sometimes less. I also drink 64 ounces of white, unsweetened grapefruit juice every day or so. I haven't noticed any problems at all, and if I'm going to overindulge in something, it might as well be something like that, rather than snickers bars or whatnot...

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    Since I lost weight and came off blood pressure medications, I have half a grapefruit every day after dinner. Apart from Sunday and that's ice cream treat day.
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    Two grapefruits per day are just fine, personally I like to cut them up and have them frozen as a cold snack! I have heard that drug addicts uses grapefruit for better effect of their drug...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drumroll View Post
    I personally avoid grapefruit because it effects the body's ability to healthfully eliminate excess estrogen.
    Yep, if you are an ovariectomized woman on medications, you probably should be a little careful with grapefruit...

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