‘Hips don’t lie’ is a very famous saying which tells that whatever you eat is seen on your hips which never lie about your health. Fat deposition around various parts of the body is most challenging and out of that belly fat is one of the biggest challenges to shred off.
10 Fruits that can burn fat
Overall weight gain than normal is increasing in almost all age groups. Not only children but kids are also being affected tremendously. Regular intake of junk, oily food, refined flour products, sugars, empty calories, cold drinks, alcohol, smoking is some of the biggest factors that result in abnormal fat deposition in the body. Sedentary lifestyle, inactivity, and smoking are some of the other important factors that contribute to the weight gain.
Diet plays a very important role in fat deposition as well as that in burning fat. Nutrients from food have a direct effect on fat burning. Metabolism is another very aspect that is directly related to fat burning and depositing. Higher the metabolism, higher will be the fat burning if proper foods are incorporated at the appropriate time.
We all know how weight is gained through high-calorie junk food and then it becomes very difficult to lose that weight. In this article, we will see the top 10 fruits that will shred off those extra pounds in no time accompanied by regular customized exercise regime and lifestyle modifications.
Fruits are one of the major food groups and it has its own nutritional profile. They are rich sources of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants; fiber and some being low in calories prove excellent for weight loss and fat burning. These fruits can be consumed throughout the day in between meals or as meal replacers or early morning empty stomach to get maximum benefits. Also, fresh fruits should be used and not the canned ones. Similarly, fresh homemade juices should be used and not processed and packed juices.
Apples are rich in pectin, a soluble fiber that helps to burn fat and gives satiety when eaten. Also, being low in calories apples are excellent meal replacers and healthy to eat. Along with pectin, apples also contain Vitamin C which proves excellent for burning fats. They have shown significant effects on reducing visceral fat and overall fat burn. Apple cider vinegar is very effective for fat burning and regular intake of it can show great results.
Lemons have powerful antioxidants like Vitamin C and citric acid which helps to burn fat. Vitamin C has given good results in reducing belly fat. One glass of lemon water without sugar should be the first thing in the morning.
Avocados are rich in monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA) which is considered good fats. These fats are very useful in burning fat depositions not only on externally but various studies have shown them to reduce fat on external organs also.
Indian gooseberry also called ‘Amla’ is the richest source of Vitamin C. Amla juice mixed with turmeric helps to burn fat faster and also adds glow to the skin. Not only as a fat burner, Indian gooseberry excellent for skin and hair. Amla juice with turmeric should be taken empty stomach early morning pre work out for maximum benefits.
Raw banana is rich in pectin and resistant starch which gives longer peaks for energy release. The fiber in raw banana helps to shed pounds and fat around the belly. It also helps to trim the waistline. Higher the fiber content, the longer time it will take to digest and thus slows down the gastric emptying giving higher time for insulin to act. This whole process accelerates the fat burning.
Raw papaya is rich in papain which has given good results in fat loss. Raw papaya can be eaten in the form of chutney or as such raw in fruit bowl combination. It is also rich in pectin and fiber which helps to lose fat around the belly and hips. Ripe papaya can also be eaten but in moderation, because it has more sugars which can add to the calorie content. Papaya had therapeutic benefits on the body.
Berries like strawberries, blueberries are rich in pectin and antioxidants that help to burn fat. Polyphenol compounds in blueberries have shown to breakdown the belly fat. Also, being low in calorie berries is an excellent option for snacks and in between meals.
Pineapple has an enzyme called bromelain which accelerates the metabolic activity of the body resulting in fat loss. Pineapple juice is more effective than raw pineapple and has shown good results in reducing the belly fat.
Pears are also rich in pectin and Vitamin C which accelerate the fat burning process. Low in calories, pears can be great snack items and healthy sources to attain multiple vitamins and minerals. It is packed with antioxidants and plant compounds along with a good portion of dietary fiber which shows good results on fat burning and weight loss.
Grapefruits are rich in vitamin C and antioxidants. Moreover, it has a component called naringenin which boosts up your metabolism and this leads to fat loss. Also, it uses insulin more efficiently leading to low-calorie intake. Being rich in many nutrients, it adds extra benefits to your weight loss regime.
Let us see how we can use fruits to target fat burning:
- Indian gooseberry juice and turmeric on empty stomach-1 glass
- Pineapple juice on empty stomach -1 glass (Freshly made)
- Raw papaya -1 bowl (100grams) along with breakfast
- Raw banana-1 medium size (60grams) along with breakfast or mid-morning snack.
- Grapefruit: 100grams along with breakfast or post-lunch.
- Avocado: 1 medium size (50grams) in breakfast or in oatmeal.
- Lemon: lemon water -1 glass with 1 pinch of salt and asafetida on empty stomach as soon as you wake up can be very beneficial for weight loss.