February 3, 2004

Grail frit Good Against Diabetes, Weight Gain

Perhaps those grapefruit diets weren't so strange after all.

Science Blog - Eating Grapefruit Really Does Help Weight Loss

Apparently, grapefruit can help your body control your glucose levels better. That's great news for those of us who love the stuff. I eat about 5 oranges a day. Time to switch to the other readily available citrus?

(BTW - "Grail frit" is a reference to a comedy series. Anyone recognize it?)

[Update: it should probably be "gralefrit."]

Posted by James at February 3, 2004 12:28 AM
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Reminds me of Black Adder, but probably isn't.

Posted by: julie at February 3, 2004 8:14 AM

Fawlty Towers of course!!! I can speak Eenglish I learned it from a booook.

Damn fine moose you've got there Fawlty.

Don't mention the war.

Posted by: B.O.B. (bob) at February 3, 2004 9:14 AM

Aww, Manuel.

I just watched the whole series a month ago - I can't believe I didn't remember that. Now I guess I'll just have to watch it all again. :-)

At least I guessed something British. :)

Posted by: julie at February 3, 2004 9:40 AM

Fawlty Towers it is indeed!

It's a typo on the menu in the episode "A Touch Of Class."

Now that I think of it, gralefrit is a more plausible misspelling.

Approximately 70% of the time, you'll hear the citrus fruit referred to as a "gralefrit" in our house.

Posted by: James at February 3, 2004 11:09 AM

I got a green gralefrit at the store a few weeks ago. Some weird Mexican variety, I think, and I think it is supposed to be sweet. Hopefully not too sweet. I keep forgetting to try it.

Posted by: julie at February 3, 2004 11:42 AM

ours too.

Don't mind him he's from Barcelona.

Posted by: B.O.B. (bob) at February 3, 2004 11:42 AM

I did a google search, and found this nice recipe for gralefrit. Supposedly it is grilled, but it sounds more to me like broiled. Maybe the person is Australian and just has it upside-down. Actually, where is Christmas Island? That's where the person claims to be from.

Uh, anyway... on with the recipe.

http://www.recipezaar.com/recipe/getrecipe.zsp?id=40089

Posted by: julie at February 3, 2004 11:48 AM

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