10 Best Fruits for Weight Loss

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For my daughter, fruits are candy.  Yet why can’t we look at fruit in the same way when we’re striving to lose weight?  Certain fruits work wonderfully for an effective weight loss diet.  So, throw away those junk food snacks and replace them with the 10 best fruits to eat for weight loss.

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Strawberries

Any weight loss diet should contain strawberries as a daily snack. Whenever you have cravings for sweets, eat strawberries. Strawberries are low in calories and rich in vitamins and antioxidants.  Regular consumption of strawberries is helping eye and heart health as well as the immune system.

Avocados

I’m wild about avocados, but research proves that they’re awesome.  A study published in the Nutrition Journal on 26 healthy but overweight participants and asked them to either replace other foods with avocados or simply add avocados to their meals.  The results showed that those who added avocados to their lunches had a decreased desire to snack between meals by 40% over the course of three hours.  Twenty-eight percent even reported feeling satiated (full) as long as five hours later.

Apples

Not just to keep the doctor away…Apples are packed with fiber, which helps to keep you satisfied after eating by regulating your blood sugar. Perfect for a mid-day snack or a salad topper.

dozen red tomatoes

Tomatoes

I’ve talked about the benefits of tomatoes in a past blog post, but it’s worth repeating. Tomatoes are loaded with antioxidants that help to fight water retention in your body and results in fast weight loss.

sliced kiwis

Kiwifruits

Very nutrient-dense, kiwis are an excellent source of vitamin C, vitamin E, folate, and fiber, and have significant health benefits. In one study, 41 people with prediabetes ate two golden kiwis per day for 12 weeks. They experienced higher vitamin C levels, a reduction in blood pressure, and a 1.2-inch reduction in waist circumference.  More kiwi for me, please!

Pears

Pears have a higher content of fiber than most other fruits. They are rich in Vitamin C. And known to reduce your chances of developing type II diabetes and coronary heart diseases. Pears also reduce your cholesterol level and keep your energy levels stable. Their high levels of fiber keep you fuller for longer contributing to your weight loss goals.  One of the great fruits for weight loss.

Blueberries

In a BMJ study of more than 100,000 men and women, researchers discovered that subclasses of powerful antioxidants called flavonoids found in select fruits and vegetables may prevent weight gain. The fruits with the greatest effect on weight maintenance were chock full of flavonoids called anthocyanins, and blueberries top this list. Antioxidant power aside, blueberries are also rich in fiber that keeps us feeling full longer.

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Bananas

Not just great for smoothies!  Bananas are one of the best fruits for weight loss.  Bananas are a wonderful source of potassium, vitamin B6, manganese, magnesium, vitamin C, folate, and protein.  With all of these vitamins and nutrients, bananas are plenty helpful for general health and specific ailments from muscle cramps to headaches.  Bananas also make for a great fat burner because they offer high levels of dietary fiber while being low in calories.

Watermelon

Watermelon is a perfect weight-loss snack. It’s low in calories and has a high concentration of amino acids known as arginine that helps your body to burn fat.  Plus, watermelon hydrates you and makes you feel fuller.

Grapefruit

Recent studies have shown that people consuming grapefruit on a daily basis tend to lose much more weight than if they don’t do so. Grapefruit is a high carbohydrate fruit that is best taken as part of your breakfast because it can compensate for the night’s fasting with its high sugar content and will also help in the day’s digestive process for your body.

Do you have a go-to fruit that you use for weight loss? If so, I’d love to hear from you at hello@heartandsoulblog.com. And be sure to sign up for our newsletter below to receive health and wellness posts like these right to your inbox.

 

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