4 Unexpected Fruits For Weight Loss

Posted on 4th June 2012 in Health & Fitness
4 Unexpected Fruits For Weight Loss

Losing weight can be very difficult, even for the highly motivated. For this very reason, a lot of people are turning to weight loss pills and diet fads.

However, aside from the fact that these things may have adverse effects, the weight loss you experience is often temporary you gain back the weight you lost as quickly as you shed it off. Hence, going for natural methods like eating fruits for weight loss is more beneficial.

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Eating Fruits - The Healthy Way To Lose Weight

The best way to lose weight and keep it off is through healthy and natural methods. Healthy weight loss basically consists of two elements: diet and exercise. The basic rule when losing weight is to create a calorie deficit by reducing your calorific intake and increasing your calorific expenditure or simply burn more calories than you eat.

Diet and exercise are equally important if you want to successfully lose weight and maintain your ideal weight for life but for this article, we will be focusing on the diet aspect of weight loss.

In any diet you should always maximize your fruit and vegetable intake. High levels of fruit, vegetable, greens and pulses help you lose weight because they are low in calories and high in critically important nutrients, (the good stuff!).

On a very practical level they fill you up, without loading you up with fat and calories. And when your stomach is filled up with high volume, low calorie food, there is less room for other bad stuff.

4 Helpful Fruits For Weight Loss

Although most fruit varieties can fit successfully into a weight-loss regimen, some types are particularly helpful for slimming down. Below the top 4 fruits for weight loss (in no particular order):

  • Watermelon

Watermelon is an excellent fruit for weight loss as it has large amounts of air, water and fiber and low amounts of calories. With these characteristics, watermelon helps curb your appetite and increase your feeling of being full.

Furthermore, given that the fruit is very sweet, it can be made as a substitute for sugary treats. A single of cup of watermelon is only about 50 calories.

  • Apples

Apples are low in calories and fat, low in sodium, and contain vitamins and minerals as well as fiber. The key element for weight loss in apples is its high fiber content which helps regulate your appetite and provide long-lasting satiation. A single regular-sized apple has only 80 calories.

  • Berries

Strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries are known as nutritional powerhouses that offer a significant amount of vitamin C, vitamin K, manganese and an array of other vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.

They are high in flavor and fiber, and satisfy your sweet tooth as well as your appetite (OK they’re not chocolate but there has to be some compromise!)–without filling your diet with excess calories. These fruits also help to keep you regular which is a very important part of weight loss. A cup of berries has approximately 81 calories and 0 fat.

  • Oranges

Eating an orange fruit can contribute to weight loss, but orange juice isn’t effective. It is the fiber that you get from the orange pulp that is beneficial for those who want to lose weight as it gives a feeling of fullness without a great deal of calories.

Furthermore, oranges are also high in vitamin C, thiamin and folate, which are all great metabolism boosters. A medium orange contains just 65 calories and has zero grams of fat.

Water and fiber in foods increase volume and thereby reduce energy density or caloric content.  In their natural state, fruits have high water and fiber content and are low in calories which is why they are weight-loss helpers. Fruits are inherently healthy; but if you are aiming to lose weight, you should make the 4 fruits mentioned above your favorite.

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