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Fruits for Weight Loss

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 0 0

Weight Loss Fruits

Fruits are healthy - they are packed to the brim with nutrients and they are easy to digest. They can also help the body maintain a normal weight and they can help keep your body in top condition. This in turn helps weight loss. Fruits also boost your metabolism which can help burn calories faster.

Weight Loss Recipe

Eat Right

Weight loss isn’t some kind of complex concept for which you need conspiracy theories. You eat right and you workout and weight loss will come for sure. But some people need an additional boost sometimes – in order to make their metabolisms work faster so they can get rid of more calories and shed those pounds. Fruits should be an essential part of a weight loss diet.

Fruits for Weight Loss

Dietary Fiber

If you increase your fruit intake you are getting more fiber into your system which gives your body a feeling of being full so you don’t go snacking around all the time in between meals. Fruits have a lot of nutrients and less calories which benefits your system and aids weight loss. Even if you can bring down your calorie intake by 500 calories every day you can easily lose up to a pound (depending on your metabolism) in a week’s time.

What Fruits are Best?

Some fruits are better than others when it comes to weight loss because some fruits will allow you to have more nutrients with a lesser amount of calories. But before you make all kinds of fruit a part of your diet, it is important not to have to much fruit and have a balanced vegetable and fruit diet.

Packaged Fruits

Also it is better to have fruit with a low to moderate glycemic index which means that the sugars in these fruits are absorbed slower which is better for the system. Fruit and fruit products with higher GI should be avoided or at least kept to a minimum. Also remember that store-bought fruit juices are not a good replacement for having natural fruits. 

Low Glycemic Index fruits

The usual fruits with the lowest glycemic index or GI include apple, cherries, grape fruit, pear, plum and strawberries. Fruits that have a moderate GI include apricots, grapes, kiwi, mango, oranges, peach and sultanas. Fruits that have a high GI are watermelon, raisins, pineapple and cantaloupe melon. Bananas can have a low to high glycemic index depending on their ripeness.

 Summary

Fruit smoothies can be a good addition to your meal plan but you have to make sure not to add any additional sugar in them. Use sugar alternatives if you really need to have a sugary taste otherwise avoid that as well. While incorporating more fruit in your diet can help speed up the metabolism so you lose more calories and burn more fat, it is not a good idea to replace your entire meal with fruits. Your brain and other systems working inside your body need a balanced amount of carbohydrates as well as other nutrients to function properly. So it is not a good idea to have an entire diet that comprises of fruit.


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