By ashes2angel83 Latest Reply 2013-09-14 15:58:59 -0500
Started 2013-09-12 09:23:28 -0500

I was just reading an article that talked about the 10 best fruits for diabetics. Grapefruit was one of the fruits listed. I was told that grapefruit can interact with some medications in a bad way. Does anyone know if there is any truth to this? I have avoided eating it since I heard this.

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GabbyPA 2013-09-12 19:16:13 -0500 Report

The way it was explained to me was that the grapefruit binds with the meds, rendering them ineffective. I asked my doctor if I could eat some in the morning since I take my BP med at night and he said no. So grapefruits, which I love, are no longer on my list of foods. I miss them.

magletb46 2013-09-14 03:45:36 -0500 Report

I have been eating a half lemon every day n having the fresh lemon juice in my water or juice with ice. My BG has been down to around 126 ever since.

GabbyPA 2013-09-14 10:56:23 -0500 Report

I don't know why, but it's only grapefruits that are the problem. Lemons and limes are fine. My husband found a drink with lemons, limes, cucumber, mint and orange slices in it. Quite tasty, and you don't consume the ingredients, they steep in water overnight. Very refreshing.

Nick1962 2013-09-12 09:48:53 -0500 Report

Yes, I know specifically about blood presure meds, but have been told that grapefruit and just about any med is no good.
Grapefruit juice can either break down medications too fast or too slowly meaning the med can either go through too fast (being innefective) or too slowly (and building up).

ashes2angel83 2013-09-12 10:06:47 -0500 Report

Thank you that is good to know. I was just told to stay away from it but it wasn't explained to me how it interacts.