Love fruits? Don’t we all! Here is the list of the best fruits you can have when trying to lose weight.
We all know that eating fruit is essential for our health. But did you know that eating fruit can also help you lose weight?
This is because fruit has several weight-loss promoting properties. For instance, fruit is high in fiber, which helps you feel full.
Fruit also tends to be lower in calories. And the fewer calories we eat, the more weight we lose.
So today, I’m sharing 15 Best Fruits for Weight Loss. They’ll not only help you lose weight but taste delicious too.
So what are you waiting for? Let’s dig right in!
Do you really want to turbocharge your weight loss? Have some grapefruit!
One study found that individuals lost about 7 percent of their body weight over 12 weeks, just by eating ½ a grapefruit before each meal!
Now that’s a whole lotta weight!
So how does eating grapefruit help you lose weight? Well, grapefruit is very low in calories.
For instance, ½ a grapefruit contains just under 39 calories. They are also chock-full of water, which quenches your thirst and helps you feel full.
Besides, grapefruit has a low glycemic index. This means that it doesn’t cause blood sugar spikes.
Also, eating low glycemic foods may help you lose weight.
Are you trying to get rid of your muffin top? Have some blueberries.
Eating blueberries may help you lose the fat around your belly. That’s because blueberries are rich in anthocyanin antioxidants.
And eating foods rich in anthocyanins can help you lose weight.
Besides being rich in antioxidants, blueberries are also low in calories.
One cup of blueberries contains only 84 calories. And it is also a good source of fiber, which helps you feel full.
Craving a candy bar? Have a pear instead.
It will satisfy your sweet tooth- and help you lose weight as well. That’s because pears are rich in fiber pectin.
Pectin is a fiber that delays stomach emptying, aka digestion. And when your digestion is slower, it may help you feel full and eat less.
Pears are also quite juicy. In fact, they contain more than 80% water. So drink up, ahem, eat up those pears!
They say: “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.”. But did you know that an apple a day could keep the personal trainer away?
In a small study, participants were given 3 apples, 3 pears, or 3 oat cookies- all having the same amount of calories- each day for 10 weeks.
Those who ate the apples lost 2 pounds. Meanwhile, those who ate the pears lost 1.6 pounds.
On the other hand, those who ate the oat cookies lost…no weight at all. All the more reason you should have some fruit.
Like pears, apples also contain weight loss-promoting pectin. And they’re low in calories.
One medium apple contains 95 calories. They’re also packed with water- about 85% water.
5. Passion Fruit
Are you looking to change up your fruits? Try some passion fruit.
Passion fruit is tangy and tart, with a bit of sweetness. So, it’s a great fruit if you enjoy tart fruit.
What’s more, one passion fruit contains only 18 calories. Now you can’t beat that!
Even better, it has a low glycemic index. This promotes weight loss.
And passion fruit is an excellent source of magnesium. Magnesium may help reduce anxiety, which in turn may reduce stress eating.
Now rhubarb is technically a vegetable. However, most of the time, it is prepared like a fruit.
So, let’s just call it a fruit, okay? I won’t tell if you don’t tell.
One stalk of rhubarb contains only 11 calories. Yet, it provides almost 20% of your Vitamin K needs.
Studies show that high Vitamin K intake may lead to weight loss.
Now rhubarb is quite sour. So, you don’t want to eat it raw.
It’s best to cook it and add some sweetener to make it edible. I recommend erythritol.
Erythritol is a sweetener that won’t cause blood sugar spikes. And unlike some other sweeteners, it doesn’t leave a bitter after-taste. If you’d like to try some erythritol, you can get some here.
Do you like your fruits sweet yet tart? Have a kiwi.
Eating kiwis can trim your waistline. In a recent study, individuals ate 2 kiwis a day for 12 weeks.
By the end of the 12 weeks, they had lost 3 cm around their waists just by eating kiwis.
Kiwis are low in calories. One medium kiwi without the skin contains 46 calories.
Research also suggests that eating kiwis at night may help you sleep better. And sleeping well can help you lose weight.
If you’re eating kiwi, try and eat the skin. That’s because eating the skin can boost its fiber by 50%.
And eating fiber can help you lose weight.
Can’t bring yourself to eat the skin? Not a problem.
So, just go ahead and peel the skin using a vegetable peeler like this. This vegetable peeler has a non-slip handle. This makes it easy to use.
Feeling thirsty? Grab some watermelon.
Watermelon is about 92 percent water. So it’s perfect for quenching your thirst…and helping you feel full.
It is also low in calories. In fact, one cup of diced watermelon contains 46 calories.
Even better, watermelon contains citrulline, which may reduce muscle soreness. So, it makes the perfect post-workout snack.
Craving a croissant? Have an orange instead.
Research shows that an orange is 4 times as filling as a croissant. And aside from that, you’ll be saving a ton of calories.
One orange contains just 62 calories. Compare this to a medium croissant that contains 231 calories. Yikes!
Oranges are pretty filling because they’re rich in fiber. They also contain about 85% water.
And like all citrus fruits, oranges are rich in pectin, which promotes weight loss. However, a lot of the pectin is in the skin.
You can use orange skin, aka, orange zest in so many different ways. You can use it in your salad dressings, to season your meat, and in your baking.
So get out your orange zester, and let’s start zesting!
Bananas are high in sugar. So, they often get a bad rap.
But not only are they good for you, but they can also help you lose weight.
That’s because they don’t contain a ton of calories. For instance, one medium banana contains only 105 calories.
It’s also a good source of fiber. What’s more: unripe bananas are rich in resistant starch.
Resistant starch has many weight-loss properties. For example, it helps burn fat, decreases fat storage, and preserves muscle.
So go ahead and have a banana!
Avocadoes also get a bad rap. That’s because they have a ton of calories.
For instance, one avocado contains 322 calories. Yikes!
However, research has shown that eating avocadoes may help you lose weight. For example, eating avocados makes you feel satisfied.
That’s because avocadoes are rich in fiber. One avocado provides more than 50% of your daily fiber needs.
Avocadoes are also low in carbs and high in fat. So, they are great for a low-carb diet.
Now it can be tricky cutting an avocado. So to keep your fingers safe, you can use an avocado slicer like this instead.
12. Tart Cherries
Do tart cherries make your lips pucker? Me too!
But all that puckering is worth it. Tart cherries contain melatonin, the hormone which helps you sleep.
Having a good night’s sleep is so essential for weight loss. When you’re not well-rested, your cortisol levels rise, making you want to eat more.
You also tend to binge on foods high in calories and carbs. Your metabolism even decreases. Ouch!
Tart cherries are also low in calories. For instance, one cup of pitted tart cherries contains 78 calories.
And they are good sources of fiber. So cozy up and eat some tart cherries!
Ready for some more sourness? Have some cranberries.
Cranberries contain anthocyanin antioxidants which help you lose weight. And they’re low in calories.
One cup of whole cranberries contains just 46 calories. And it provides almost 20% of your daily fiber needs.
Now keep in mind that you probably won’t eat them by themselves because they’re pretty sour. Instead, you can add your cranberries to a fruit smoothie. Yum!
Okay, I know what you’re saying: No more sour fruits. But I wouldn’t be doing you a favor if I didn’t mention lemons.
Like oranges, lemons are rich in pectin, which helps you lose weight. Also, lemons are great for adding flavor to water.
And when you drink more water, you lose more weight. Infusing your water with lemon is very easy.
Simply add some water to a pitcher. This pitcher should work fine.
Next, add some lemon slices, ice, and mint. Easy peasy!
Are you trying to beat the summer heat? Bite into a peach.
Not only is it refreshing, but it can also help you lose weight. Peaches are high in flavor but low in calories.
One large peach contains just 68 calories. And they’re packed with water- up to 90 percent water.
This makes them super filling. Besides eating them as is, you can add them to your salads and smoothies.