Keto Food Questions

Can I consume grapefruit on keto?

Not on keto. Grapefruit is loaded with sugar. 1 cup (230 g) of grapefruit is equal to 25 g of carbs and 1 g of sugar. Grapefruit is not keto-friendly.

Grapefruit is high in vitamin C. It has citric acid, which could help decrease the risk of kidney stones. It also has lycopene, which can be good for problems with the prostate.

Besides its carb content, there is another problem with grapefruit. There are enzymes in the liver that usually metabolize the majority of medications in the body. But a certain chemical in grapefruit can inhibit this function, causing an elevated concentration and accumulation of the medications. In fact, taking certain medications while consuming just one grapefruit, or a 7 oz (a little over 200 g) glass of grapefruit juice, could potentially lead to an overdose.

Last updated: Mar 18, 2024 16:14 PM