Fruits are an essential part of a healthy diet. However, fruits tend to vary when it comes to nutritional content. If you’re looking at stabilising your family’s weight then you need to add these healthy fruits to their diet. Their high concentration of pectin (a fibre found in fruits) and healthy carbs will not cause you to gain weight. Both of these nutrients are natural fat burners that will also help boost your metabolism.
Indian summers can be brutal and dehydration comes easily if we’re not careful. It causes fluid retention in your body. Fluid retention is not fat gain, but it could cause bloating and can make your tummy look bigger. Watermelon, being more than 90% water, helps you stay you hydrated. It provides only 30 calories per 100 grams and is rich in amino acid arginine which helps in burning fat. Eating fruits that are high in water content will leave you feeling full without feeling bloated. For the summer, watermelon is the perfect cooler with plenty of health benefits.
Guava is low in calories, high in fibre and has a low glycemic index. This fruit helps in activating your metabolism rate and is perfect for you and your family if you’re looking for a snack that is filling without compromising your vitamin, protein and fibre intake. It helps you stay healthy while ensuring it does not disturb your ‘weight loss’ journey.
Pears area great source of vitamin C. They’re packed with lots of natural fibre that take a little longer to digest keeping you full for awhile thus deterring you from partaking in any unhealthy snacks. They make a great snack to eat after a workout to regain some of the energy you used up during your exercise. Additionally, pears also help in keeping your cholesterol levels in check.
Oranges are nutrient dense fruits that are low in calories. They provide only 47 calories per 100 grams. These are considered to be a negative calorie fruit which means it contains even lesser calories than what your body requires to burn. Bottom line is, you can eat as many oranges as you want and avoid gaining weight.
Blueberries are low in energy density. Eating blueberries will help you feel full, without putting on weight and you can safely consume more of them without bulking up on calories. Blueberries are rich in antioxidants that will help in boosting your metabolism rate as well. They also contain fibre and regular consumption of blueberries also helps in reducing insulin resistance, cholesterol and hypertension.
Aside from just keeping your calorie intake in check, these five fruits have a slew of amazing health benefits. Adding them to your family’s daily food intake, as snacks, in salads etc. will help boost immunity, reduce cravings, keep your blood pressure in check and more.