If you want to lose weight or maintain your current weight then you need to ensure you are eating as healthily as possible.
Of course this means that your diet should consist of plenty of fruits and vegetables, but which ones?
The following is a list of 6 fruits that can help you maintain your weight.
Watermelon is made up of mostly water, 90% in fact is water, which means that it is not only low in calories but is filling too.
A 100 gram serving only contains 30 calories.
This fruit is full of vitamins and vitamins so you can eat them without compromising on your intake of essential nutrients.
It also contains less natural sugar than other fruits like apples, oranges and grapes so wont cause any blood sugar spikes that could potentially lead to further food cravings.
There is a saying that “an apple a day keep the doctor away”, but the weight loss benefits of eating an apple everyday should not be underestimated.
Just make sure that when you do that you consume the skin too. The skin of an apple contains an average of 4.4 grams of fibre, which can help fill you up.
Apples also contain a compound called pectin that in studies has been shown to promote weight loss. Pears also contain this compound.
The grapefruit is a good source of nutrients including pectin, vitamin C, folic acid and potassium.
Research has also shown that eating a grapefruit 30 minutes before a meal can help satiate you, leaving you wanting to consume less during the meal.
If you workout often then instead of reaching for a high calorie pre or post-workout snack, opt for a banana instead.
They are a good source of energy, but contain fewer calories.
Bananas are also a good source of filling fibre too, making them an ideal snack for when you are feeling peckish.
Tomatoes are full of antioxidants that can help reduce water retention.
They are also full of water and fibre so will fill you up too. The average tomato contains only 22 calories so ideal as a snack or as a side to your salad.
Finally, the tomato can help fight leptin resistance, which will ensure the protein leptin does not prevent you from losing weight.
Other health benefits of fruit
According to the World Health Organization, to reduce the chances of you suffering serious health conditions you should aim to consume at least five 80 gram servings of fruit daily.