Maybe the Grapefruit Diet Isn’t Total Hooey After All — Vitamin C and Weight Loss

orange fruit tape measure lose weight loss diet( — As it turns out, increased intake of Vitamin C has been shown to play a role in burning fat and keeping it gone. RealAge reported today that

People in a study who had low blood concentrations of vitamin C and walked on a treadmill for an hour burned 25 percent less fat than people with adequate C. But a dose of C brought fat-burning levels back up to par. Why? Seems C is essential for creating carnitine, a substance that turns fat into fuel.

Not sure how much vitamin C you need? Here’s a handy tool to figure it out.

What’s your favorite way to get vitamin C? I love grapefruit.

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