If you are looking to lose weight, you have come to the right place!
We all know that eating more fruit and vegetables and less flour (bread, pasta, pizza) is the first step to take in order to lose weight. It is easy to see why. Fruits are full of nutrients your body needs, specially if you are exercising to lose the weight rapidly and evenly. While pizzas and pasta are very tasty, the convert to sugars that need to be then burnt off.
With the great variety of fruits at our disposal nowadays it is hard to know which to eat when dieting. Here are the top 5 fruits that help you lose weight:
Grapefruit is a great source of vitamin C, fiber and antioxidants. This translates to better skin and easier digestion. If you are exercising, this tasty fruit will help you replenish all the nutrients you have lost.
Studies show that it also helps lower bad cholesterol by up to 15%. What else could you ask for? Well, there is a lot more grapefruits will do for you!
It has a low glycemic index that helps you burn fat fast. Combine this with its high fiber content and you have a perfect strategy to bur all that fat. It also helps stabilize blood-sugar and insulin levels AND will make you less hungry. It is best eaten for breakfast or as a snack, on its own.
Originally from Barbados, it can interact with some prescription drugs, so check with your doctor if you are taking any.
Apples are a wonderful ally to tackle your diet. They are low in sodium, so you retain less water.
Apples are known to help digestion along, helping you lose weight. We all know “An apple a day, keeps the doctor away”. Vitamin C, minerals and fiber are all present in apples, and should be present in your diet too.
Apples are known to stimulate the body’s immunity system, making it stronger. This translates into a faster recovery and a higher threshold for disease prevention.
Because apples are low in fat and calories but high in fiber, they make you feel full for longer while making you burn calories due to digestion.
Watermelons can have red, white, orange or yellow flesh. Their size also varies and so do the amount of vitamins and minerals they contain. All watermelons contain vitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin C and potassium.
With its high water content, it will hydrate your body and give you the fiber you need. It’s a tasty, fresh snack!
Kiwis are tasty and full of fiber. If you suffer constipation, this is the fruit you need! Kiwis will help you clean your digestive system and lose fat faster.
They are also filled with vitamin C, vitamin K and vitamin E.
If you suffer of high blood pressure, Kiwis can help you lower it. If you are taking blood-thinning medication or naturally have low blood pressure, check with your doctor to see how many you can eat every week.
Every diet needs a sweet treat! Strawberries are a great source of vitamin C, manganese, copper, potassium and magnesium.
Manganese is essential for your metabolism and the antioxidant system to work at its best. Strawberries are packed with antioxidants and low in calories. What else could we ask for?