Anyone who tells you to not eat fruit for a diet plan is foolish. Stop listening to them, they do not have your best interest in mind. It is true that fruits are high in calories and natural sugar, but not everything is about the calorie count. It should be common sense that a banana which has 100 calories is much healthier than a low-fat bag of “cookies” that are pumped with chemicals and fake sweeteners.
Some people will still claim that that counting calories is more important than consuming smart calories. Although a large equation to weight loss is consuming a little less calories than you use, it is more complicated than that beyond the surface. A wise diet will not lead you to calorie counting that deprives your body of the nutrients it needs to burn fat and build muscle.
So remember, fruits are not your enemy. Some fruits even contain many nutritional substances that will actually burn fat, not make your body gain it. Here are list of some of the fruits that will help you conquer and burn the fat on your body.
1: BlueberriesBlueberries help you battle body fat while decreasing cardiovascular disease and risk of diabetes. In a study by University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center rats reduced their belly fat by 2 percent when consuming a small amount of blueberries every day.
The results are linked to high percentage of high antioxidants that rid your body of toxins that lead to weight gain and other health problems. Adding blueberries to yogurt of a bowl of cereal is an easy way to incorporate them into your diet.
2: CoconutCoconuts contain medium chain triglycerides (MCFA) that raise the metabolic rate of the liver up to 30 percent.
They are also a sweet and filling snack that you can replace with other junk food cravings. You can try coconut oil, coconut milk, coconut flour, coconut water or unsweetened shredded coconut. Dried coconut is also a tasty snack and can be added to all kinds of recipes to add a little flavor.
Try adding coconut milk to a cup of coffee for a sweet and tasty treat.
3: AvocadosAvocado nutrients have fat that tell your body to stop spiking blood sugar. Spikes in blood sugar cause your body to store extra fat, and excess fat on our bodies is something that we all want to avoid.
Keep in mind these fruits are calorie and fat heavy, so just one combined with a meal is plenty for a day. Try adding a slice or two to a salad. You can also try making some spicy guacamole with jalapeno peppers. Incidentally jalapenos burn fat as well.
4: TomatoesThese fruits are packed with a whole lot of vitamin c and phytonutrients that both are fat killer. Vitamin C is what enables our bodies to burn fat that is already stored with exercise. The phytonutrient caretenoid serves as an antioxidant for our body that helps with losing weight and cardiovascular health.
With literally hundreds of varieties of tomato available, there are plenty of different tastes to keep you coming back for more.
Try slicing up a fresh tomato then drizzling olive oil and vinegar on top for a savory and light snack.
5: Apples and PearsApple and pears help you lose weight in two different and very effective ways. Both fruits are packed with fiber that helps increase the metabolic rate and stay full in between meals. The second way they help is by adding pectin to a diet. Pectin actually restricts cells from taking in fat and it helps cells absorb water.
Try slicing an apple or pear up in the morning then caring it in a baggy for a quick snack when you are on the go.
6: GrapefruitWe discourage you for falling for the old grapefruit fad diets, but that doesn’t mean that this fruit isn’t a rock star food that burns fat. Grapefruits contain the antioxidant naringenin which evens out insulin levels.
This is a way of warding off the infamous hunger pains while allowing the body to burn fat more easily. You can just cut a grapefruit in half then enjoy it with a spoon for a quick snack that is fun to eat.
7: BananasBananas are filled with healthy fibers that help curb appetite and make the body burn fat. The indigestible fibers in bananas, or a resistant starch, block carbs from being absorbed by the body. This makes the body burn fat as energy instead of the carbs.
The potassium in bananas helps build muscle that will in turn burn fat. A triple threat we love our yellow banana friends. You can try making a simple banana shake with yogurt, milk, bananas and ice for a healthy and cold treat.
8: PomegranatePomegranate juice is filled with antioxidants that get rid of the unwanted toxins in our body. The type of antioxidants in pomegranates are polyphenols, and these antioxidants boost the body’s metabolism according to a study from the University of California. To top it off they stop arterial lipid build-up and lower the appetite.
Try drinking a glass of pomegranate juice with a meal, or making a pomegranate milkshake. If the taste is a little too strong for you, you can try cutting it with water.