Fruit often gets a bad break when it comes to weight loss, mostly because of its sugar content. While it’s true that some fruits are a bit more sugar-filled and less beneficial for shedding those unwanted pounds, certain varieties prove useful aids in fat loss.
As we age, our bodies tend to store unhealthy fat around the abdomen. This is dangerous fat — known as visceral fat — leads to conditions like diabetes and heart disease. Fortunately, the super fruits we’re going to mention here don’t simply help you lose weight, but they also specifically target that stubborn visceral fat.
What Fruits Are Beneficial For Weight Loss?
Not all fruits are created equal. Bananas, for example, aren’t as helpful for weight loss as some other kinds. Here’s a list of eight delicious fruits that can burn that belly fat.
This fruit, which is rich in phytochemicals and vitamin C, has been found to reduce visceral fat and lower bad cholesterol when consumed regularly. A study printed in the journal Metabolism concluded that participants who ate half a grapefruit before each meal lost half an inch around their waists.
Fiber is a key ingredient in the reduction of risky visceral fat. One surprising source to find this helpful fiber? Apples. Your mother was right when she told you an apple a day keeps the doctor away.
Cherries have been found to aid in heart health as well as weight loss, possibly because of their ability to reduce that belly fat we’ve been talking about. Additionally, antioxidant-rich cherries actually alter the expression of fat genes.
Berries have long been praised for their disease-fighting properties and their antioxidants, but recent studies have found that this super food does even more. It can help you lose weight and may even stop fat from forming.
Although watermelon is on the list of high-sugar fruits, it holds its own on this list as well. Research has shown that eating watermelon may improve cholesterol and, yes, decrease the accumulation of fat.
Peaches, Plums, and Nectarines
Metabolic syndrome, which increases your risk for weight-related conditions, may be minimized or eliminated by these three fruits. The phenolic compounds from peaches, plums, and nectarines regulate fat-gene expression, giving these fruits their beneficial properties. Even better? Fruits that contain pits are known to be the lowest in sugar content.
How Can Matrix Age Management Help?
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