Intuitively, fruits always qualify when we go on a diet or a weight loss regime. The more natural and non-processed our diet is, the more we think we're on track to lose weight. While most of that is true, sometimes it's important to choose our fruits carefully. (who would ever think that, right?). Sounds counterintuitive but certain ones don't really qualify as fruits for weight loss. We say this because you're putting in an effort and have certain goals set for yourself, we'd hate for you to make uninformed decisions and get deceived by the innocent healthy image of certain fruits which actually don't let you lose weight at all, in fact, they do quite the opposite.
Some fruits do not make it to the list of fruits for weight loss because they are excessively sweet or have a high-calorie count. Some of the examples are grapes, dry fruits (especially prunes and raisins) and you're going to hate the third one because it's all our favorite, Mangoes. (Yes you've heard that right) Mangoes may have hidden calories that may hinder your weight loss plan.
But it is also important to remember that although some of these fruits are too sweet or contain hidden calories, they also hold a lot of other health benefits. For times when you face sugar cravings, you could guiltlessly pick out one of these fruits over cakes or desserts but don't include it on your weight loss plan.
So which fruits is good for weight loss,? Here are some fruits that actively help in weight loss. Don't hesitate to go pick them out right away. (Hope we've featured some of your favourite fruits too)
Coming up a list of best fruits for weight loss:
Whoever said "an apple a day keeps the doctor away" did have some truth in his words. Apple is a wonder fruit with multiple health benefits. Losing weight, reducing your belly + reducing cholesterol are some of them.
Since apples contain a lot of water and fiber, they are automatically very filling. One apple will keep your hunger satisfied and sustained for long periods. That's a good problem to have when you're trying to lose weight.
When we say that Apples contain a lot of fiber, your first doubt probably is then is whether apples are weight loss friendly or fattening. The short and long answer to that is, apples are high in weight loss friendly fibers. Since the fiber content is high and calorie content is low, it makes apples an excellent fruit for you to consume.
Also, the polyphenols in apples also play an important role in the metabolism of all types of body fat.
Next to qualify in the list of fruits to lose weight quickly is a no surprise. For ages, we've known lemons to aid weight loss. We've heard our mothers say it, nutritionists suggesting it, most of us have at certain phases in our lives also replaced all beverages with lemon water or had a cup of lemon and honey warm water every morning. There are certain theories as to why this is;
- Lemons are very high in Vitamin C which is a powerful anti-oxidant.
- Lemon phenols are present in the lemon peel which is known to have fat loss properties.
- Lemons contain pectin fiber. Another common theory is that this expands in your stomach and keeps you full longer.
Coconut is one among the ultimate fruits for weight loss. Among the many benefits it offers, weight loss is a major one and can also effectively help in improving performance in sports or exercise.
Coconuts suffice for a wholesome meal, keeping you full for a longer time and keeping you from junk cravings. But did you know that it consequently, also burns fat at the same time no matter in what form you consume them, ripe, dry or coconut water.
To sum up, the three most notable qualities of coconut are the below;
- They're low on carbs
- They help reduce cravings
The nutrient content and low-calorie count of oranges support weight loss, and their natural sugar offers a guilt-free way for you to satisfy your sweet tooth.
If you're looking to lose weight, make sure you snack on whole or cut up oranges instead of drinking orange juice
Oranges help with weight control because of their dietary fiber content. Fiber helps control your appetite. It swells with water and keeps food in your stomach for longer after a meal, so you'll feel full for longer after eating.
Watermelon is the perfect summer fruit for weight loss with high water content and dietary fiber. Nutritionists often prescribe watermelon on a weight loss diet. Watermelon is 92% water with valuable nutrients and vitamins, including Vitamin C and A.
We've all heard that the best way to lose body fat is by reducing calorie intake and increasing calories burnt.
- To reduce intake, the best way is to switch to low-calorie food like watermelon.
- The natural sugar in watermelons helps to reduce the craving of sweets and savories.
- It's also a good replacement of soda drinks due to its high water content which keeps the body hydrated especially during summer.
- Diet foods are usually not the most pleasant to eat but that's certainly not the case with watermelons because they are delicious.
- With zero fat and only 40 calories per serving, you can consume as much watermelon as your like without worrying about putting on a few more pounds.
The best part about figs is that it can be enjoyed both fresh and dried. Both types are beneficial for your health. However, in India, it's difficult to find fresh figs except in salads of some very posh French cafes. The dried version, known as Anjeer is very commonly available in the dry fruit section of any store.
Lately, figs are becoming popular with nutritionists who are recommending it in weight loss diets.
- They contain low calories making for a good snack
- They up your metabolism because they are high in minerals like calcium, vitamin A and B, potassium, phosphorus, manganese, copper which are all metabolism uppers.
kiwi contains 2.1 grams of fiber. Eat three medium-sized sliced kiwis first thing in the morning instead of your heavy breakfast. With Kiwis having nearly a full amino acid profile, it will make you feel clear and focused. You won't feel hungry because they are full of fiber.
- Kiwi provides fiber and vitamins C and K.
- They're low in calories and energy density.
- Kiwi fruit doesn't actually burn fat, it's high fiber content helps filling you up and suppressing your appetite which may make it easier for you to lose weight
You'll be happy to know that your all-time favorite Litchi has made the list. Even though it's been dissed by many people for its sweetness, you'll be surprised to know that litchi actually aids weight loss. The main reason is due to the fiber and roughage they pack in them. For weight loss, you need food which has a combination of both to get rid of toxins. Also, even though the fruit is sweet, it's very low in calorie counts.
Lychees are particularly high in antioxidants, including varieties that are known to help the body oxidize (metabolize) fat.
Pomegranates have been used for ages as a way to better your health.
Just like apple, a pomegranate a day followed by a very active session of exercise or yoga will help achieve a significant amount of weight loss. Pomegranates fuel your body with energy which is required for a workout session.
A bowl of pomegranate daily will help you fight weight gain. It fills your stomach reducing your cravings to eat unhealthy food thus curbing your weight effectively. They also effectively breaking down cholestrol.
Pomegranates also apparently could play a powerful role in curbing obesity.
We all like papaya as a fruit as much as we dislike it as a vegetable. You'll be happy to know that the fruit is also equally beneficial to your health.
Within its wonderful pulp lies a component called papain which is capable of providing therapeutic benefits to the body.
Papaya can also help you lose weight and it's an easy choice because of its wide availability in India.
- It posses large amounts of plant fiber with little calories
- Papaya improves digestion and promotes proper bowel movement
- Papaya is a good source of the antioxidant beta-carotene that helps to flush out the toxins. Eliminating toxins speed up metabolism.
- Papaya is also high in vitamins A, B, and C
Now that you have the list, aren't you already heading to the fruit vendor to pick up your choice of fruits to lose weight quickly