Here Are The Best Fruits For Weight Loss

With diets like keto rising in popularity, fruit has developed a bad reputation for weight loss, due its carbohydrate and sugar content. But don't believe the hype — fruit can actually be your friend in your weight loss journey.

While fruit does contain some carbs and sugars, the sweetness in fruit comes from natural sugars — not the same type of sugar you'd find in a cookie. Furthermore, the fiber, minerals, and antioxidants help you process the natural sugars more slowly and keep you feeling fuller longer (via EatingWell).

Fruit is also a healthy sources of carbohydrates, according to Medical News Today, so enjoying some fruit is also not the same thing as eating a loaf of bakery bread. However, there are some fruits that are better for weight loss than others.

Berries, like raspberries and blueberries, are a good choice for weight loss because they are high in water content and contain the lowest glycemic index of all fruit (via Medical News Todayy). 

Benefits of fruit and weight loss

Raspberries are high in fiber for such a little fruit, and blueberries are chock full of antioxidants — especially wild blueberries, according to EatingWell. Citrus fruits like oranges and grapefruit are known for their immunity-boosting vitamin C content, but are also good weight loss choices. The carotenoid antioxidants in oranges can help reduce belly fat and improve your eyesight. 

Apples and bananas are also solid fruit choices. Apples with the skin on are high in fiber, while bananas help with bloating thanks to their resistant starch, potassium, and fiber. Pears also contain high fiber and potassium levels to keep you full and fight inflammation.

Although these fruits are considered the best for weight loss, all fruits should be a part of a well-balanced diet. The natural sweetness from fruit can help curb those sweet tooth cravings, while increasing your fiber intake improves your digestion. A healthy diet, along with exercise and good sleep, are key in feeling (and looking) your best.