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10/18/12

Do You Eat Grapefruits? - Aloha

I used to love eating grapefruits.
And the thing with my country is that, there are fruit trees galore! And you can just go pick something and eat.

I'd pick grapefruits and eat them just like that or put the insides in a cup and add sweetened condensed milk to it. YUMMINESS!

Come to think of it, being in an orphanage, this was  a very healthy treat for me.

Anyway one day after a healthy eating of this fruit, I swelled up. Haha. Yes, my lips went big as balloons and my face and my throat hurt and well I never ate it again!

So I had an allergic reaction. It could have been worse. I think God intervened.

But maybe one day when the memory fades (as if that's going to happen) I'll try it again. I was a kid then and I still have this vivid memory in my mind!

Remember The Grapefruit Diet? Grapefruit is a Superfruit, but more for your heart than your weight. A grapefruit a day—particularly the ruby variety—can help keep heart disease at bay by lowering cholesterol, according to several studies. The redder your fruit the better; they contain higher levels of antioxidants. 


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26 comments :

  1. Colette, funny, I used to break out in hives from tomatoes. That lasted for about a month and went away, then it was chocolate for about a month. I can eat both now, no problem!

    Now I break out if I use Tone cocoa butter soap. Allergies are an indication of a strong immune system.

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  2. I haven't had a grapefruit in a very long time. I cut them in half and eat them with a spoon.

    I think I would be afraid to try them again after such a bad reaction. People die from those.

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  3. I don't, but I should. I love it when someone else peeled and have them ready for me. I don't like to peel grapefruit or oranges. I guess just a little bit lazy. >

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    1. Haha, I don't like peeling them either!!!
      That's why I opt for orange juice instead of the oranges themselves :)

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  4. I love them! I used to douse them in sugar, but I like them natural now.

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    1. Definitely better this way :)

      Really wish I could work up the nerve to try them again

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  5. I stopped embedding comments because they weren't working. (I've been gone from Blogger almost a year.) I see the reply link now. I like! Maybe I will change it back. Thanks for the suggestion.

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    1. Ahh no problem. I just wondered if you knew about the new changes. :)

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  6. I only eat them when someone else has one. I don't like peeling them either.:)

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  7. No I have not been able to get them down. They are too sour or bitter tasting for me.

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    1. I agree, if they aren't the right ones, they can be exactly like that.

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  8. I love grapefruit! My husband always puts sugar on the top. I like them plain.

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  9. Love the new look of your blog!! And to answer your question, Yes. Pink grapefruit. I usually buy both individual grapefruits and the Dole cups of pink grapefruits, which I eat in between meals as a snack.

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    1. Ooh I didn't know they had them in cups!! I will have to see about checking them out and maybe just a bit of taste and see if I'm still reacting to it.

      But I'll introduce it to the kids...

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  10. I don't eat grapefruit, just didn't like the taste of it! I should start though, maybe with a bit of salt sprinkle on it :-)

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  11. I like white grapefruit juice, but not pink, and I don't like it fresh. Strange, I know...but I haven't tried it fresh for years, so it could be different now.

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  12. I used to eat grapefruit all the time - of course I'd load it up with sugar first... ;) I just introduced Princess Nagger to them recently - I really need to buy more! :)


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    1. I should introduce my kids to it...maybe.
      I'm gunshy :)

      Let me know how the Princess likes it.

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  13. No, never have been a fan of them. With some other food allergies in the family I have heard there is a connection with grapefruit. So, it's probably good for me to stay away.

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  14. I'm allergic as well. It's like the only food I'm allergic to.

    Have a great day!

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  15. Love grapefruit, but I sure don't remember when the last time I had me some. One of my pills says I cannot have grapefruit with it, but I'll be dam if I can remember which one. LOL hugs me.

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  16. You're lucky you were okay from the reaction... allergies can be scary. I used to eat grapefruits often as a teenager, but haven't had one in years. Maybe I'll try one again soon.

    ~Susan (5 Minutes for Mom)

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  17. Sure do in fact I split one with my husband last night! ;)

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  18. It's so sad that you can't eat grapefruit anymore! That's so weird that your reaction just came out of the blue like that.

    I do quite enjoy myself a good grapefruit but haven't had one in awhile! I LOVE grapefruit juice, too ^.^

    Happy weekend!

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  19. Strangely enough as an island girl living on a farm I have not had much grapefruit. I have had a lot more oranges. Sometimes I have a reaction to oranges. I have no doubt that grapefruits and oranges are good for the health. Love the picture above Colette! I have never seen the ruby grapefruit.

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