Fat Burning Fruits
Eating fat burning fruits is one of the best things you can do for yourself. Fruits are some of the best fat-burning foods and they supply your body with natural sugars and replace your need for artificial sugars over time.
Here is a list of the best fat burning fruits:
Apples - are rich in fiber and help your digestion and most importantly they don't have sodium or fat and are stacked with vitamins and minerals. Eating an apple can help you burn fat because apples have pectin which coats the cells within our body thereby limiting the amount of fat said cells can absorb. Furthermore, pectin binds with water meaning that it helps flush-out excess fat.
Avocados - this fruit helps fat burning because of its high concentration of monounsaturated fat. Specifically, oleic acid which is found in macadamia nut oil. This type of fat aids in fat burning and also lowers LDL (Low Density Lipoprotein - the bad fat) levels. Avocados also have high levels of beta-sitosterol, which can lower your blood cholesterol and protects the prostate.
Blueberries - are great for fat burning because they have high antioxidant properties which helps the cardiovascular system perform better during exercise and training. In fact, it is the #1 antioxidant fruit. Furthermore, blueberries also lower cholesterol and are high in pectin which diminishes the fat-binding properties of our body cells. They also help with strengthening blood vessels and clear up arteries. Blueberries are also known to help reverse age-related physical decline by slowing down the aging process as well as reducing cell damage that can lead to cancer.
Grapefruit - citrus fruits such as grapefruit are among the best fat-burning fruits due to their high content of Vitamin C. The acidity of Vitamin C cuts through fat and lowers the fat's ability to "stick" inside the body. It is important to note that fruit juice (in this case grapefruit juice) is not nearly as effective as the real fruit.
Peaches - are delicious and low in calories. They have ample amounts of vitamins A and C. We already mentioned (above) the fat-burning properties of Vitamin C. Vitamin A helps prevent cancer in organs and glands that contain epithelial tissue. Moreover, due to the fact that peaches are more than 80% water they are a good source of dietary fiber making them a great choice when trying to loose weight. Finally, researchers suggest that peaches have good antioxidant activity, antimicrobial activity and good tumor-inhibition activity.
Pineapple - has disease-fighting properties owing to the fact that it contains bromelain - an enzyme which breaks down protein. More accurately, it can break down blood clotting proteins (called fibrins), resulting in increased circulation which allows tissue to drain properly. Fasting diets which focus on toxin-flushing often use pineapple to get rid of the toxins within the body which, in turn, helps with weight loss. Pineapples are also loaded with vitamins and minerals such as calcuim, potassium, fiber and Vitamin C. In addition, pinnapples help strengthen our bones because they are rich in manganese which is a trace mineral needed to build bone and connective tissue. They are among the most versitile of fat burning fruits in terms of benefits.
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