Who doesn’t like fruit? I mean it’s half of the “fruits and vegetables” duo that works to keep you healthy and fit, right? True, but not all fruits are created equal when it comes time to trimming up your waistline. Some , because of their sugar content, can actually work against you! Here are a few top fruits for weight-loss.
While all apples have their upside it’s the green “Granny Smith” apples that seem to be best for weight-loss.
Scientists explain that the fiber and polyphenols from this variety of apples remain intact even after they have been subjected to the action of chewing, gastric acids and digestive enzymes. Once these compounds reach the colon, they produce butyric acid which promotes good bacteria. This re-balancing of the intestinal flora is what leads to weight loss.
Blueberries are an amazing fruit for many reasons. I love them, and not just because I’m a Mainer, but because they are great for your brain, a super anti-oxidant and perfect for weight-loss. One reason? They’re full of fiber and that helps you feel full.
Fiber is an effective weight-loss tool because it slows the digestion of foods so you feel full longer. Fiber adds bulk to your food while contributing few calories, so you feel full with less food. A cup of blueberries has 3.6 grams of fiber, making it a rich source.
Strawberries always remind me of summer. They are also really great for dipping, I love making a chocolate protein dip to go with mine! The best part is strawberries are a great snack for those of us who are looking to eat clean and maintain a healthy weight. They are loaded with vitamin C, and also contain calcium, magnesium, potassium and fiber. In fact,…
…strawberries promote the production of the hormone adiponectin and leptin, both of which are fat-burning hormones and metabolic hormones. This results in a higher metabolic rate and more weight loss.
I remember having raspberry bushes at our house when I was a kid growing up. We would play hard and when we were hungry just go pick some raspberries. They were so good and I still love them. So why are raspberries so good for weight loss? According to Organic Facts raspberries are…
…high in dietary fiber and manganese. Fiber aids in slowing down the digestive process so that you will feel full for longer. The trace mineral manganese keeps your metabolic rate high, and thereby burns fat.
Did you know that during the civil war truces were called to allow soldiers to forage for blackberries? It’s true! No they weren’t concerned with their weight, It seems that blackberry tea was thought to help with dysentery. Probably not something you’re concerned with. Nevertheless, blackberries are loaded with antioxidants and provide a number of great health benefits including helping you maintain a healthy weight. So why are blackberries so good for weight loss?
If you are trying to lose weight, blackberries can give you quick energy, and their fiber content can help you stay full until your next meal, preventing you from wanting to snack on more fattening foods.
One of my favorite snacks is green apple slices, sprinkled with cinnamon and dipped in almond butter! (YUMMY) Give it a try, I bet you’ll love it too.
So next time you’re looking for a snack reach for one of these top 5 fruits for weight loss. They’ll help you feel full satisfied and get healthy all at the same time 🙂 Looking for more ideas for losing weight naturally by eating wholesome clean foods? Check out this FREE clean eating video and learn how easy it is to be look and feel better than you have in years!