All fruits are delicious, juicy and refreshing. They are also high-fibre, contain natural sugars and keep those cravings away. They also contain several nutrients that help you be fit and strong, besides being full while also helping you eat fewer calories.
Of course, not all fruits are similar in health benefits. For instance, some fruits have a higher level of fibre and pectin than others. Both these ingredients are natural fat burners and boost your metabolism while aiding weight loss. They are rich with vitamins, antioxidants and minerals and are low in calories and fat. But how can they help you lose weight? Read on to find out which fruits can help you achieve your weight loss plans.
Watermelon: Watermelon is perfect for weight loss because it has a 90% water content and in fact a 100 gm serving of it contains just 30 calories. It also keeps you hydrated for long and satiated too, so you don’t need to snack on anything after eating a slice of watermelon. It is also rich in an amino acid known as arginine which aids in fat burning.
Strawberries: These berries promote weight loss because they stimulate adiponectin and leptin production, two hormones associated with fat-burning. They also boost your metabolism, particularly when eaten in controlled portions with a balanced diet.
Blueberries: Blueberries are a powerhouse of nutrition. Their calorific value is also low–in fact, by eating half a cup of blueberries gives you barely 40 calories. This low calorific content makes blueberries the perfect fruit for weight loss. Blueberries also contain powerful antioxidants that fight free radicals, Vitamin C and potassium, besides being rich in fibre. Being fibre-rich also helps your digestive system work optimally. These fruits do not contain any sodium, cholesterol or fat, making it a nutritious option for losing weight.
Guava: Guavas are rich in fibre, making it one more fruit to eat while on a weight loss program. It also has an abundance of proteins, vitamins and minerals and does not have any cholesterol. It has very few digestible carbs too and is low on the glycemic index, so diabetics can eat it too. It also normalizes bowel movements that also play a role in weight loss. It is not as sugar-rich as oranges, grapes and apples, so it can be eaten with confidence.
Tomatoes: Tomatoes are classified as fruits rather than vegetables, and are God’s gift to weightwatchers. Not only are they delicious, but are ideal for their water retention property and because they have an abundance of antioxidants. They also reverse the body’s resistance to leptin which prevents the body from weight loss.
Banana: If you want instant energy after a workout, there’s nothing better than eating a banana. At 108 calories per banana, it gives 17.5 grams of carbs, which is extremely healthy. In fact, this fruit is packed with more energy than traditional energy bars.
Our body does need carbs for its smooth functioning, however care should be taken not to overeat this fruit as that can lead to weight gain. Bananas are also rich with fibre, minerals and vitamins, besides also containing pectin which gives a satiated feeling. Bananas also have a low glycemic index, thereby aiding weight loss.
Pear: Pears are so fibre-rich that they answer a quarter of your day’s needs for fibre, making them ideal for the smooth functioning of your digestive system. The high fibre content of pears keep you feeling satiated for long and prevents you from eating high calorie snacks, thereby aiding weight loss.
Pears also contribute to lowering cholesterol levels, reducing the risk of heart diseases and Type II diabetes. It is also rich in Vitamin C, which helps combat the effect of free radicals.
By eating a few of the above fruits either in combination or in rotation, you can achieve your desired weight loss in a short time. Of course, you should back it up with exercise and a stress-free life.
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