It is a well-known fact that fruits are an integral part of a balanced diet. While they are essential to keep you healthy, many fruits have a high sugar content that can make you put on weight if eaten in excess. However, if you are one of those people who is looking for ways to reduce weight, there are some fruits that can help you with just this. The following is a list of some such fruits.

Grapefruits
Grapefruits are a great way to lessen both belly fat and cholesterol levels. Added to this, the Vitamin C content in the fruit helps to boost immunity levels. It is recommended that you have at least half a grapefruit daily before your main meal.

Berries
If you want to lose weight, ensure that berries are a part of your diet. All berries work effectively well due to the polyphenols in them. These natural chemicals not only cut down the excess fat already present but also prevent fat from getting accumulated. Some commonly available berries are blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries.

Avocados
Though they are high in fat content and have no taste, avocados also have the ability to help in burning excess fatty acids because of the omega 9 fatty acids in them. Additionally, they increase the body metabolism by converting the fat into energy rapidly. They keep your stomach satiated and prevent your urge to binge on unhealthy foods.

Apples
The common apple is a great way to knock off those extra pounds. Loaded with more fiber and less calories, this fruit keeps you full when you eat a whole one. As a result, you do not feel the urge to munch on unhealthy snacks. Additionally, the antioxidants and minerals, as well as Vitamins B and C give you energy for a long time. Pears also help in fat reduction much the same way as apples.

Papayas
There are two key advantages that papayas have to offer. One is they are not expensive like many other fruits. Second, they can be safely had by even diabetics. Enriched with Vitamins A, B, and C, minerals like calcium, phosphorus and iron and plant fiber, this fruit is low in calories and can help you to lose weight. You can include papaya as a part of your salad for lunch or have it as a juice along with your breakfast.

Lemons
This fruit has been known to help in cutting down on obesity for quite a long time by burning the excess fat and digesting food easily. Often people trying to lose weight drink a glass of warm lime juice mixed with honey on empty stomach. An added advantage of lemons is their detoxifying property that helps to flush out the toxins from the body.

Watermelons
Although this fruit is supposed to be loaded with sugar content, various researches conducted on watermelon indicate its capability of enhancing lipid profiles and lessening the amount of fat in the human body. This watery fruit also helps keeps hunger pangs at bay and resists your temptation to indulge in unhealthy snacks.

Pomegranates
Like with any other fruit, the best way to have a pomegranate is as it is. But, if you do not want to eat the fruit in its natural form, try having it as a juice. With its high iron content and capability of removing toxins from the human body, the polyphenols and antioxidants in the fruit cut down on the accumulation of arterial lipids in the body, lower the appetite levels and enhance the body metabolism.

 

 

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