Most of us love some or the other fruit if not all of them and what we do look forward to is them being sweet. Be it a mango, a plum, a banana, papaya and those the lovely and watery melons, it is a huge gamble on what they will taste like. But how good is that sweetness for us? Is okay for weight loss considering they do not have white sugar? Here is a list of some of those fruits which can be had and are known to aid weight loss. So all fruit lovers, it is time to rejoice as there are indeed some fruits to help you in your weight loss journey.
Fruits can be enjoyed in any form or at any time, be it as breakfast, snacks or even lunch. They have natural sugars which are free of chemicals, artificial sweetners and preservatives if you buy the organic ones or you know that your fruit seller does not tweak with their properties with injections and colouring. Here are a few fruits that are truly good for us especially when we want to lose those extra kilos and have something which is delicious but not harmful.
This fruit i slow in sugar and has many health benefits. One such benefit is that of weight loss where as per research, if the fruit is consumed the right way, can be great for weight loss. If you have half a grapefruit before meals it is said to help in reducing belly fat and even lower irregular cholesterol levels. According to a 12-week study, overweight people who consumed half a fresh grapefruit before a meal straight for 3 months, lost about 5 kgs.
"An apple a day keeps the doctor away" is something our parents instilled in many of us when we were kids. We would get some pieces in our lunch boxes, or in breakfast on the sides or handed over the entire fruit in the evening while finishing our homework. Reason being that apples are great sources of fiber and iron which we need while growing up. But this fibre-rich food found in nature is also great for us now when we want to lose weight. Apples help in enhancing metabolism this helps in belly fat reduction. The presence of pectin in apples restricts cells from absorbing fat.
These are not exactly fruits that we can chomp on but their juice is what we add in many of those weight loss recipes. Lemons are excellent for detoxing the liver and to alkalize the body. If we have a healthy liver, it will keep our body’s ability to digest and burn fat, steady. Lemons are also said to help in preventing the accumulation of fat in the body. You can have its juice mixed warm water in the morning.
In India, these may be a bit expensive, but if you can manage to get your hands on them once in a while then you must! Avocados have a type of fat which prevents sugar spiking which generally causes body to store fat. These fruits have healthy omega-9 fatty acids and they also are said to help in speeding up the conversion of fat into energy. You can easily boost your metabolism with it. Besides, the fat and fiber in them makes you feel full for a longer time.
Bananas can be first love not just for monkeys but for us homosapiens as well. They are delicious and it is believed that they have "resistant starch” which helps in burning fat and controls appetite. The fibre makes us feel full nad also works in blocking absorption of the carbohydrates. This lets our body burn all that fat as energy. Also, bananas are a rich source of potassium which is great for muscle building. The high magnesium in them help battle bloating and digestion problems.
So which fruit is your go-to remedy? Stay tuned to HerZindagi for more on what is good for weight loss.