Get your favorite fruits in, while still losing weight!

Top 10 Fruits for Weight loss

Fruit often gets a bad reputation in the weight loss world because they are typically high in sugar. However most fruit contain many nutrients that are beneficial to your health. Some can also help keep you full while eating fewer calories. I have provided a list of top 10 of fruits and why they are the healthier choice in the fruit world.

Berries: Berries contain important vitamins. They also have very many positive effects on cholesterol levels, blood pressure, and inflammation. Berries are also low in calories, so be sure to fill up on these!

Strawberries: Based off my list below, strawberries and bananas actually have the highest amounts of sugar, but provide great amounts of packed nutrients that outweigh the sugar. There are 3 grams of fiber and only 50 calories for a cup of strawberries. And for me, because I crave candy often, this is one of the closest fruits to crave your satisfaction of sugar instead if something much worse.

Grapefruit : Grapefruit is a healthy snack before main meals to help reduce your overall food intake. Because of it's high water content it will help increase your fullness, and not providing very many calories. Crazy enough, it takes more energy for your tummy to digest the grapefruit than the amount of calories. They are also high in vitamin C and A.

Apples: Who doesn't love apples? They are high in fiber, low in calories, and can also be quite filling! Even better, studies show they may help support weight loss. Great snack and easy to carry around!

Melons: Melons are high in water content, as well as being low in calories. So in the summer stay hydrated with some melons while losing weight.

Banana: Bananas are filled with potassium and ample nutrients. Because they are jam packed with nutrients and fiber, they are a great part of a weight loss plan. Even though they have more sugar than other fruits, if you eat a banana, it is better than heading straight to candy.

Avocado: My Favorite. Even though avocadoes are high in fat, they help promote weight loss and weight maintenance. Often times people do not realize if you cut out a tremendous amount of carbs in your diet, then you must increase your "good fats" content high enough to keep your body and metabolisms operating optimally. So by having an avocado this will help increase your good fats. Higher fats increase metabolism and testosterone levels. These levels are the main once that help in fat loss.

Oranges: Other than smelling fresh and so clean, oranges actually provide fiber and a great amount of Vitamin C. They can also keep you feeling full and satisfied throughout the day.

Kiwi: Kiwis low in calorie and high fiber. They are perfect for a weight loss plan. In addition they provide tons of nutrients and a range of health benefits.

Passion Fruit: Passion fruit is a low-calorie, high-fiber fruit that may benefit blood pressure and insulin sensitivity. Therefore another one to your list of ideal fruits for weight loss.



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