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Wake Up and Smell The Grapefruit

We've all heard that eating grapefruit can help aid in weight loss, heck there is even a grapefruit diet, but recent research shows that the sour fruit can be linked to breast cancer, which means I'm not loving the idea of eating it in large quantities. So what's a girl looking for help in weight loss supposed to do?

It turns out that the mere smell of grapefruit is apparently good enough to aid in weight loss. Preliminary animal studies show that the scent of grapefruit oil may help reduce appetite. Researchers speculate that this is because of the effect the oil's smell has on liver enzymes, which help nix cravings and spur weight loss. Clearly more research needs to be done, but if you like the smell of grapefruit (which I love, by the way) then why not give it a go and let me know if it helps reduce hunger.

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