Friday, April 19, 2013

Fruits and Vegetables Ideal for Weight Loss

Fruits and vegetables that are ideal for effective weight lossFruit and vegetables are essential for good health and to it helps in losing weight. Almost all fruits and vegetables are characterized by low in calories and fat, and also high in fibers which are the three main essential ingredients for successful weight loss. They also contain vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.

In weight loss it is important to stick to low calorie diet, in that case fruits and vegetables plays a vital role in such aspect.

Here’s some information about the fruit and vegetables that you may want to include in your diet. For you to ensure that you attain favorable weight loss according to your preferences.

High Carbohydrate Content

  • Banana
  • Plum
  • Pear
  • Kiwifruit
  • Pineapple
  • Mango
  • Grapes
  • Fig

Fruits in this category are best consumed during breakfast for they give the best energy to start the day. Best consumed with, dates, almond, raisin, and prunes.

Low Carbohydrate Content

  • Watermelon
  • Apple
  • Papaya
  • Cantaloupe
  •  Peach
  • Nectarine

Fruits in this category are high in water content. Therefore, it aids in controlling the body temperature and helps in expel ling bad cholesterol in our body. They provide the necessary energy for the cardiovascular and nervous systems to function optimally. Dieting with this kind of fruits helps in burning excess fat.

Minimal Carbohydrates Content

Falls in this category are citrus fruits and berries

  • Cranberry
  • Raspberry
  • Blueberry
  • Blackberry
  • Strawberry

When eating berries it is more effective in losing weights if added with small amount of lime, lemon, or sweet lime. They help in promoting bowel movement and also detoxifies. Also aids in cleansing the blood making the cardiovascular system healthier.

High Water Content

  • Water Melon
  • Musk Melon
  • Cantaloupe
  • Honey Dew

Watery fruits provide excellent hydration for digestion and low amount of carbohydrates that gives instant energy to the body.  Also aids in effective excretions of toxins in the body and good digestion.

Dried Fruits (No Water Content)

  • Raisins
  • Dates
  • Prunes

Dried fruits must be added in fresh fruits in small quantities. They are excellent source of vitamins and minerals. Dry and fresh fruit hand in hand are effective in burning excess fat, reducing  cholesterol, improves immune system and aids in detoxification.

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