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Question on Grapefruits

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  1. g7777777

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    I had a box of grapefruits on my steps this morning and its below freezing outside

    Here is the problem- it doesnt say who they came from

    Now I have a number of rich and self proclaimed well off people from Florida- I guess who have known each other from childhood and I dont think they like me

    Should I or should I not eat one of the Grapefruits?

    regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
  2. b12

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    Go ahead and eat them. Then you will no for sure if they like you or not.
     
  3. g7777777

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    Good repsonses- very helpful

    A followup- I normally put brown sugar on the ones I buy from the store but these look more ripe

    Should I - if I want to risk it and eat them- put sugar on or not- or is there a danger of covering up some chemical taste that I might want to detect?

    Regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
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    Be careful, they might be from Rey...
     
  5. g7777777

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    This is how serious I am about Grapefruit eating- I have a custom imported knife from Germany with a backwards curving blade just for that purpose

    If you have never used such a knife- you dont know what a true joy they are

    regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
  6. Hammer1

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    .

    Years ago my Father shipped cases of Florida and Texas grapefruit to all his friends around the country for Christmas.

    We ordered hundreds of those cases of grapefruit every year.

    They always got a great response from the recipients.

    Remember there was always a debate around our house as to whether the Florida ones or the Texas ones were best.

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    We also spent most of December hand delivering poinsettias to all his local friends.

    My Father bought them from a local wholesale green house by the truck load.

    We kids drove our Father around to visit all his friends and deliver the plants.

    Most of his friends were in their seventies to ninetees at that time.

    The plants were all giant poinsettias compared to anything I see today.

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    While we have a similar tradition with our family now...

    Still miss those days.


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    Hope you enjoy your grapefruit.

    And hope both you and the grapefruit giver have a Merry Christmas.

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  7. g7777777

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    I did try the salt on the grapefruit- on one half and honey on the other half because I cant find the brown sugar

    The salt was good actually

    Regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
  8. Shooting Jack

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    Gene, you have my mouth watering. I love and I can't overstate that, love grapefruit, especially ruby reds. With lots of salt. lol Unfortunately for the past 7 years I take Lipitor and can't even drink juice much less eat a grapefruit. Enjoy them friend. Jackie B.
     
  9. W.P.T.

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    Maybe its someone sucking up and wanting to be your friend ... Sooner or later you will find out ...
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    Does grapefruit interact with Lipitor?
     
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    I honestly don't know what it would do to you but the labels on my med says Do not eat grapefruit or Drink grapefruit juice. The doctor was very emphatic that I was not to eat them and being seven years ago I don't remember what he said the reaction would be. Jackie B.
     
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  13. Ahab

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    Interactions can occur between grapefruit and Lipitor, resulting in an increased level of medication in the blood. If you are taking Lipitor, you should not eat or drink any grapefruit products, including supplements. The combination of the two can increase your chances of developing serious muscle problems, which can potentially lead to kidney failure or other life-threatening complications.
     
  14. cubancigar2000

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    I love them. They counter act with Blood pressure meds and cholestral meds so doc says do not eat. I love grapfriut juice too, just not supposed to do it. None better than those from Indian river Fla. No salt, no sugar, just plain. If I were you I would be careful, sounds like Rey sent them. LOL
     
  15. Tom Ruble

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    Does the adverse reaction of grapefruit on
    Lipitor apply to the other statin drugs as well? Break 'em all! Tom Ruble
     
  16. W.P.T.

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    Eddie,

    Thats considered to be a health drink in most places, cranberry juice and vodka works the same way and don't mess with the Lipitor ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  17. Ahab

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    Don't forget the Vodka and Prune Juice ... known as a Pile Driver!
     
  18. dverna

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    tom,
    Not advised with Zocor either.

    Don Verna
     
  19. Unknown1

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    <blockquote><I>"Does the adverse reaction of grapefruit on Lipitor apply to the other statin drugs as well?"</i></blockquote>The warning about grapefruits and other citrus fruits apply to only some statins . In addition, the Seville oranges usually used to make marmalade and the grapefruit-like pomelo are also on the list.

    <center><I>http://cholesterol.about.com/od/statindrugs/a/grapefruitstat.htm</i></center>

    From the above web page:

    <blockquote>"Are All Statins Affected?

    So far, the only statins significantly affected by this interaction are:


    <center>* atorvastatin (Lipitor®)<br>
    * lovastatin (Mevacor®)<br>
    * simvastatin (Zocor®)
    </center>

    Other statins do not seem to demonstrate the same, profound effect with grapefruit as seen with the other statins. These would include:


    <center>* rosuvastatin (Crestor®)<br>
    * pravastatin (Pravachol ®)<br>
    * fluvastatin (Lescol ®)<br>
    * pitavastatin (Livalo ®)
    </center>

    Some scientists think that this may be due to the fact that these statins are not broken down by the same enzymes."</blockquote>

    Consult your doctor before taking this information at face value!

    MK
     
  20. Unknown1

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    <blockquote<I>"Are you really this paranoid ??"</i></blockquote>

    If YOU had ever experienced an anaphylactic crisis as a result of a drug interaction, you wouldn't make light of it; you'd call it prudent caution, not paranoia. You'd never take a drug again without first finding out what it can react with.

    MK
     
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