7 Fruits That Help You Lose Weight

· April 8, 2015
Eating fruit is absolutely necessary to be healthy. There are even some fruits that can help you lose weight naturally. Read on to discover them!

Eating fruit is absolutely necessary to be healthy. There are even some fruits that can help you lose weight naturally.

We’re going to explain which fruits to include in your daily diet and you’ll shortly notice how they’ll help you lose weight in a balanced fashion, without losing energy or vitality while eliminating excess fluids, fat, and toxins.

Fruits that can help you lose weight

Lemon

This citrus fruit is excellent for cleansing the blood as well as for helping burn excess fat in the body. People who suffer from heartburn can even eat it because, although it’s acidic, it has properties that can alkalize acidity once it hits the stomach.

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We recommend drinking it before breakfast, during the day, and also with meals, especially when they’re fatty.

Lemon water.

Grapefruit

Grapefruit is an excellent fruit for weight loss because it helps prevent fluid retention. It also cleanses the body, takes care of the liver, and dissolves fat.

You can eat this fruit whole or as a natural juice. If you don’t like the bitter taste, you can even sweeten it with a bit of stevia.

You can also consume grapefruit essential oil, especially when the fruit isn’t in season (but to specify, make sure it’s for oral use when you purchase it). Take one drop mixed with a bit of honey or oil every morning.

Watermelon

Due to its high water contents, watermelon is a very satiating food that will keep you from over-eating. It’s also diuretic. More than 90% of its weight is water, and there are only 20 calories in 100 grams of watermelon. It’s also rich in vitamin C, B vitamins, potassium, and lycopene.

It’s important that you don’t mix it with meals or eat it as a dessert because, due to its sugar and water contents, it can make you gain weight. In addition, we don’t recommend eating it before breakfast or between meals by itself.  Don’t mix it with other foods to see better results.

You can eat it whole or as a smoothie with a shot of lemon juice. Don’t remove the seeds, because they’re also beneficial.

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Berries

Berries like raspberries, blackberries, or blueberries stand out due to their high fiber contents and their ability to regulate sodium levels. They also contain anthocyanins, components that support sugar and fat assimilation, making these fruits indispensable for losing weight.

In order to benefit the most from these properties, we recommend consuming them mid-morning or mid-afternoon, just like strawberries. You can also find them frozen or in jams or juices.

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Apples

A lot of people consider apples to be boring, but they’re actually one of the healthiest fruits. If the apples you buy are organic, eat their skin. This will help your body burn fat due to their ursolic acid. They’re also high in fiber and can be eaten raw, baked, or boiled.

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Pears

Pears contain two indispensable antioxidants for losing weight: catechins and flavonoids. They fight fluid retention and also help eliminate toxins and fat in the body.

You can eat pears exclusively for dinner for one week, eating a balanced diet throughout the rest of the day. If you do this, you’ll see results quickly. You can also eat just pears and pear juice for one day, every two weeks.

Papaya

Papaya is a delicious exotic fruit that is high in fiber and water and low in calories. It helps correct protein digestion.

We recommend starting the day with some fresh papaya. You can also drink it in a smoothie and add some seeds. This is an excellent remedy for fighting intestinal parasites, which often times increase appetite. It’s also rich in vitamin C, folic acid, potassium, vitamin A, vitamin E, and vitamin K.

Photos courtesy of DorteF, robbplusjessie, and tom gill.