Losing weight can be a struggle, especially when working out alone isn't doing the job. We all try to eat healthily, but sometimes we have to reevaluate our meal plans in order to drop those last extra pounds.
With so many fad diets out there, how do you know what to eat? Well, there's no diet required here! Nature has provided us with 6 fruits that will help you in your weight loss journey. Not only are they low in sugar, but they are also full other other amazing health benefits! Check them out below:
Kiwis have 9g of sugar per serving and contain five times the amount of vitamin C as an orange. Its bright green flesh is also rich in vitamin A, K, E and B, potassium, copper, folate, and fiber.
Kiwis are also one of the few fruits that are generally safe from pesticide residues, making the list of the top ten safest foods.
With 4.9g of sugar per serving, strawberries make a great snack. They are considered to be one of the healthiest fruits and their rich red color means they are packed with antioxidants. They are also completely sodium, cholesterol, and fat free, so what's not to love?
Did you know strawberries also have an anti-aging effect? The vitamin C in them helps collagen production and tones the skin.
Avocados, with just 0.7g of sugar, are not normally considered when thinking about fruit. However, they are one of the healthiest you can eat. While they are high in calories, those calories are from healthy fats, which actually protect your heart and lower bad cholesterol.
Avocadoes are chock full of antioxidants and provide the body with all 18 essential amino acids. Plus, added to a smoothie, it can make a delicious meal replacement. Blend half an avocado with a handful of strawberries or raspberries and a cup of almond milk. It makes for a fast and delicious breakfast drink!
Blackberries have 4.9g of sugar per serving making them a perfect low-calorie treat. They are rich in both vitamin A and C and also offer more antioxidants than both blueberries and strawberries.
Blackberries are also high in both soluble and insoluble fiber, are anti-inflammatory, and now a new study has revealed that they may also combat oral bacteria that lead to gum disease.
The grapefruit has been at the center of many weight loss diets for decades, but at just 7g of sugar per serving, it really is a low-calorie option. Not only are these tasty citrus fruits high in vitamins and antioxidants, but they will also fill you up.
Try eating half a grapefruit or drinking a glass of grapefruit juice before meals. You'll likely feel full faster and consume fewer calories overall.
Raspberries have 4.4g of sugar per serving and are a high fiber and fat-free fruit that should be part of your diet. They make you feel full longer, promote digestion, and the strong antioxidants raspberries contain fight against aging, cancer and heart disease.
They are also anti-inflammatory and are full of essential vitamins, leading some to tout them as one of "the world's healthiest foods"!
Now that you know what fruits you should be incorporating into your diet to lose weight and live a healthy life, what's the best way to enjoy them? Personally, I'm a big fan of smoothies and the video below will give you three healthy smoothie ideas to effortlessly get you on your weight loss journey!