Wouldn’t it be nice if we could eat a lot of delicious food and still manage to lose weight? Well, there is a way to do so. When it comes to fruit, there are many types of fruit that you should be eating in order to lose weight, which is great since fruits are delicious. Without further ado, here are some of the best fruits you should add to your grocery cart next time you go grocery shopping in order to improve your health (and waistline):
Now, you may be wondering how to use goji berries. As mentioned, they can be eaten as a snack. You can eat them alone, or mix them up with your favorite nuts such as almonds or walnuts, and other dried fruits such as raisins. I personally also enjoy boiling goji berries in water and sipping it as tea after dinnertime as a relaxing and healthy drink. You can also boil goji berries and sprinkle it over different foods, such as yogurts or salads to create an extra burst of flavor while satisfying your hunger.
You can normally purchase the seeds by themselves in the supermarket, but if your grocery store only sells the whole pomegranate, you can take out the seeds yourself. Cut the pomegranate in half, then soak the halves in a tub of cold water while separating the seeds from the skin of the fruit. You can eat the seeds on their own as a snack, or throw them onto salads to give an extra crunch. And, of course, you can drink the pomegranate juice for its numerous health benefits.
Grapefruits can be eaten on their own. Slice on in half, then use a knife and cut inside the wedges, then scoop them out. If you’re too lazy to do so (like me), you can simply peel the skin off, chop the grapefruit into segments and eat it that way. I find that chopping up the grapefruit rather than peeling by segment makes it easier to chew the grapefruit. Or, for a sweet treat, cut the grapefruit in half and put it in the oven to caramelize the top. Grapefruit slices can also be used in cooking, such as serving with salmon or chicken, or throwing on top of salads.
Apples make great snacks to bring along. If you're like me, and like to eat them in bite size pieces, you can cut them up and spritz with lemon juice to prevent the flesh from turning brown. A neat trick I read recently is that you can cut the apple into quarters and tie it together with a rubber band until consumption. If you feel like eating an apple pie, you can dice up an apple, sprinkle cinnamon and nutmeg, and pop it in the microwave or oven. Delicious!
A Closing Note
Losing weight or maintaining a healthy weight can often be found to be tricky for people, especially when they have a sweet tooth. However, rather than reaching for that candy bar or bag of gummies, try reaching for one of these fruits as a snack or to incorporate in your meals. There’s a good chance that these fruits will help to satisfy a sweet tooth and help in weight loss in the process. Fruits: delicious, satisfying and healthy for you. What more could one ask for?