Don’t go thinking you’re too cute to bite into a mango every now and then. And if you despise fruits, well after reading this story, you might not want to fight the irresistible fruity taste of any of these top three fat fighting fruits!
According to the Health & Nutrition website, people tend to cut calories in order to lose, and while cutting calories is good, you may not want to cut too much because that will only lead to starvation. Despite dieting and signing up for a membership at the gym, it’s a tiring process when you have to count calories, and utilize exercise to burn extra calories.
Whichever way you do it, in order for you to lose weight you need to burn more calories than you are taking in.
First, whole fruit – like apples, oranges, and berries – contain few calories (some 100 calories and under for a one-cup serving), have plenty of fiber, and contain vitamins and minerals that are necessary for your body (you know, keeping homeostasis in your body).
Secondly, when paired with a protein, fruits may provide a great balance of nutrients that enables the amino acids in protein to travel inside your muscles and get the job done (that is muscle growth and repair)! Plus, fruit may suppress your appetite all because of the fiber and high water content.
Here are the three TOP fat burning fruits that you will need in your diet to kick start your weight loss (courtesy of Health and Nutrition):
Have you ever thought to yourself, “Gee, bananas must be a really healthy fruit!”? Well if you have, you would be right!
Bananas are low in calories (100 calories) and have plenty of fiber and resistant starches.
Resistant starches are carbohydrates that – once in your body – act like dietary fiber.
Why? Resistant starches are NOT broken down by normal digestion, which could add plenty of appetite-suppressing benefits.
Plus, bananas contain a TON of vitamins and minerals such as potassium and others. And, bananas may also help your body burn MORE fat!
Although mangos are full of sugar – and should be enjoyed in moderation – they should still be considered a fat-fighting fruit!
Mangos contain roughly 130 calories, plus roughly THREE grams of fat-busting fiber!
Not to mention they are filled with vitamins A and C, which are powerful vitamins for fighting off nasty cold and flu viruses, as well as protecting against the harmful effects of free radicals.
Low in calories, but FULL of nutrition, grapes are a perfect, healthy snack to include in any weight loss plan!
You may be asking about calories – ONE cup of grapes contains roughly 100 calories. And, they are essentially a fat free food!
Plus, grapes contain plenty of vitamin C and others that are essential for improving health!
The best choice between red or green grapes = red grapes! They contain more antioxidants (like resveratrol) which have been shown to improve many aspects of health and wellness.