I might have a grapefruit problem

I just ate my fourth fifth grapefruit of the day so far.  It’s the last one in the house so I can’t eat anymore until I go to the store.  Could this have possible negative effects on my health?  I haven’t gotten the runs yet, so that aspect seems ok at least.  I read a few articles online today that talked about how something in grapefruit and grapefruit juice affects the way the body metabolizes medicine, especially with cholesterol-lowering drugs like Lipitor.  Good thing I’m not taking Lipitor.  I can’t seem to control myself, and why would I want to when grapefruits are so good??

My main concern is that they’re expensive — a dollar per pound at the nearby grocery store, and each grapefruit weighs about a pound.  That’s five dollars a day in pure grapefruit consumption.  I can’t afford to keep this up unless I stop buying all other food, which isn’t a good idea either.  I suppose it’s better than five candy bars a day.

April 1, 2007. Words.

One Comment

  1. ZoeJane replied:

    Dan and I just got a HUGE bag of grapefruit at CostCo – still have 4 left to go!

    But yeah, it’s good – especially with the weather warming up and all.

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