Saturday, June 04, 2011

LOSE WEIGHT NATURALLY

I know losing weight is something most of us wouldn't mind.  It's something that some of think about little, while others of us think about a lot.  Wherever you fall, I hope you find today's post helpful!  Fruit is something I think many of us take for granted!  Sadly, many people snack on junk food rather than an apple.  We all need chips or cupcakes every so often right?  What we should be doing, however is swapping out those junk foods for real foods, like fruit!  There are so many options out there, even the pickiest eater should be able to find at least one type of fruit that they enjoy!

Fruits in general are very good for you, but there are certain ones that offer extra benefits.  You can find one type of fruit to be a good source of vitamin C, while another one is a good source of fiber.  Each one being unique.  So if you don't really know all that much about the benefit of fruits, or which ones are best to incorporate into your diet, if your looking to loose weight, read on.....
These are some of the best fruits out there for your diet!


APPLES:
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-when eaten with the skin on, they will increase your daily fiber intake
-fiber helps make you feel full after eating it and causes people to eat fewer calories overall
 
GRAPEFRUIT:
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-promotes fat burning
- has the ability to regulate insulin and blood sugar
-also appears to reduce appetite
-A half grapefruit is only 39 calories and a great source of vitamin C

ORANGES:
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-Contain a good amount of Vitamin C, which will help with immunity while trimming the waistline
-detoxifying properties 
 
-small orange: 45 calories

BANANAS:
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-a healthy option because they contain potassium and are low in sodium, which can aid in weight loss

-average size banana just under 100 calories

BERRIES:
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-are low in calories and contain antioxidants

Raspberries & Blackberries:
-high in antioxidants, low in calories and high in fiber
-have more fiber than any other berry
-10 raspberries = 10 calories
-blackberries 1 cup = 62 calories

Strawberries:
-carry enough Vitamin C and antioxidants, which fight free radicals that can damage cells
 
-1 small strawberry = 2 calories 
 
Blueberries:
-Considered a "super food"
-rich in antioxidants and brain bulking capabilities
-most antioxidant healing power of any fruit or food
Fifty blueberries = 40 calories 

CHERRIES:
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-rich in vitamin A
-contain large amounts of anti-inflammatory, anti-aging and anti-cancer compounds such as quercetin and ellagic acid

 - 1 cherry = 5 calories

MELONS:
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water in food, much like fiber, can fill you up and decrease your appetite

watermelon: 92% water
50 calories per cup
 
cantaloupe: 90% water

You can't go wrong with eating something that's almost entirely water!  Watermelon is one of my favorite fruits too!  So yummy!  A perfect treat on a hot summer day! 

What do you think?  Will you be doing any swapping this upcoming week?  Incorporating any new fruits?  What fruits do you love already?

I also love red grapes, you can eat 10 of those for 34 calories, not bad at all!  I hope this helps!  

Also be sure to enter the Perricone Giveaway!  It ends tomorrow at midnight! Click here to enter!

Info found through bing and http://www.livestrong.com/

7 comments:

wickeRmoss said...

very informative post! i followed you!

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Mrs. April said...

Mmmmm! This post made me hungry!!

-April

Sherin said...

Just bookmarked this page. Eating fruit as a substitute for junk food is definitely one of the best way's to be healthier. And thanks for adding the nutritional values to all the fruits. I love all berries and cherries. We're growing cherries in our garden.

Couture said...

I enjoyed reading this post! The pictures of the fruits are really beautiful and make me want to snack on fruit and not on junkfood anymore!

Miles Of Style said...

very informative indeed! i dont really have a fondness for fruits but i try and eat a banana or some papaya or citrus fruit everyday.

Louisa said...

Very interesting post
My favourite fruit is the orange- I eat it every day!
I also really love all the berries - unfortunately they are so expensive (but probably it is worth the investment :-))
Xoxo
Louisa

Leia said...

I love fruits and eat them every day! My current seasonal favorites are pineapple, black plum, guava, pomelo, grapes and mango :)

Leia

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