Unfortunately, not all fruits can help you shed some pounds. You may assume that just because you’re only eating fruits doesn’t mean you’ll lose weight immediately. Keep in mind that some fruits contain too much sugar that can add up to your extra weight.
But there are certain fruits that contain high amount of fiber and pectin. They’re great in boosting your metabolism. What I’m telling you is that just because it’s a fruit doesn’t mean it’s good for your weight loss.
Fruits For Weight Loss
Let me share with you some of the fruits that aren’t only healthy but they’re also good for your waistline.
This is a favorite of mine. We have it in our own backyard, so it’s not that difficult for me to find one to serve on my plate.
Why this is good for your weight loss? In addition to its high amount of omega-9 fatty acids, it also contains elements that can speed up conversion of fats into energy. Plus, it boosts your metabolism.
I like adding a pinch of brown sugar when eating avocado. Don’t add condensed milk as it’ll mess up with the number of calories you’re aiming for. To make it more palatable, sometimes I make avocado shake with Herbalife Formula 1. I add ½ cup of avocado, 2 tablespoons of Herbalife shake (vanilla, so it won’t look like a poop), 2 ice cubes, and 125 ml of water (or non-fat milk). Mix them up using a blender and you’ll have a delicious avocado shake in minutes.
They’re also helpful in your weight loss goal. A piece of apple has high fiber yet low in calories. It’s also rich in vitamins and minerals.
If I get bored eating just apple, I add a pinch of salt to slices of apple. Or eat it with green tea. This is my favorite snack fruit in the afternoon. You can also make apple shake. But I’m not a big fan of it.
They’re like apples. Their availability in the grocery store is limited. You’ll have to find them in a farmer’s market.
Just like apples, they’re also packed with plenty of fiber. According to nutritionists, the fiber content of pears is higher than any other fruits. That said, it’ll help you feel full for a longer period of time. Its high-potassium content is also beneficial in lowering your cholesterol levels in the blood.
It’s rich in MCFA or medium chain triglycerides. This MCFA increases your liver’s ability to metabolize fats up to 30%. Because of its richness in fiber, drinking it will help you less likely to eat junk foods. The coconut oil can be of great help in enhancing the function of your thyroid gland, which is beneficial in improving your overall metabolism.
Who doesn’t love banana? It’s sweet and lekker. It’s not only high in potassium but it’s also rich in fiber. This will further help you in weight loss. Furthermore, this fruit has high amount of vitamin B6, which boosts your immune function and lowers your risk of developing heart disease.
This is my favorite fruit when making Herbalife shake. I mix one piece of banana, 2 tablespoons of Herbalife shake, 2 ice cubes, 4 tablespoons of oatmeal and 125 ml of water. The result: banana shake for breakfast. I like banana more than I like apple when it comes to making fruit shake.
They’re rich in antioxidants. Because of that, they can be used to combat hypertension, obesity and cholesterol. Another great thing about blueberries is the fact that they can help in fighting fat cells. This is according to Texas Women’s University. That said, it’s not only effective in weight loss but it’s also useful in combating several diseases, including heart problems.
Kiwis. I can eat it in breakfast, lunch and dinner. When I do eat them, I sprinkle a little amount of salt to make it sweet, sour, and salty.
But is this fruit great for weight loss too? You may ask.
Good thing is that kiwis aren’t only delicious but they’re also useful in your weight loss because of their richness in fiber. Those black seeds that you see contain a great dose of insoluble fiber that could further aid your digestion. Apart from that, this fruit is also rich in soluble fiber that provides bulk allowing you to feel full. Hence, it’s called super fruit for weight loss.
Sadly, it’s difficult to find kiwis these days, unless you’re leaving in New Zealand.
“Movin to the country, gonna eat a lot of peaches. Peaches come from a can they were put there by a man. In a factory downtown. If I had my little way I’d eat peaches everyday. Sun soakin bulges in the shade.”
Remember that song?
Why would you like to eat a lot of peaches? They’re ideal for a low-calorie diet. A peach contains high amount of fiber, potassium, as well as vitamins. Plus, it’s a good source of antioxidants. This means that you’re not only eating it for your weight loss goal but you’re also eating it to achieve a healthy body.
Let’s start moving to the country and eat a lot of peaches, shall we?
It’s low in carbohydrate, just like peach and apple. Watermelon is a nutritious fruit with high amount of water. It contains substances that can remove bad cholesterol from the body. Plus, it provides energy for the nervous system and cardiovascular system to function properly. Unlike other low-carbohydrate fruits, watermelon doesn’t give your body with high amount of sugar. In fact, it aids in utilizing excess fat for energy, thereby, enhancing your body’s ability to lose weight.
They’re great for your weight loss goal but you must eat them in moderation as they contain more sugar than those fruits mentioned above. One slice of mango contains 130 calories with 3 grams of dietary fiber. Not bad for your waistline.
But I love eating green mangoes with salt and vinegar. Unfortunately, this combination isn’t recommended for weight loss.
How to maximize their benefits?
These aren’t the only fruits that aid in weight loss. There are plenty out there that you can try. To maximize their benefits, you’ll need to eat them in moderation. Instead of eating junk food, grab one of those fruits and eat them as your snack. Use them to make fruit shake.
Apart from weight loss, these fruits are also beneficial in preventing several diseases, like heart problems and cardiovascular diseases. So, it’s still a win-win situation.