Everyone knows that eating vegetables is a great way to get healthy and burn fat, but with the do days of summer in full swing, nibbling on a piece of carrot or broccoli just won’t do. Like veggies, fruits are also a great way to burn fat and keep your diet on track. If you’re looking for some sweet ways to burn fat this summer, check out these delicious fruits that will not only help you shed the pounds, but keep you cool as well.
Oranges, lemons and grapefruits are all citrus fruits and have high levels of vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid. Vitamin C burns fat by liquefying it so the body can flush it out of your system. It’s best to eat citrus fruits alone and raw so they can deliver their richest nutrients to your body.
Apples contain pectin, which restricts the amount of fat cells can absorb. This forces cells to discharge fat deposits, which helps in natural weight loss. The pectin in apples also lowers LDL, or bad, cholesterol. Apples are filling and can curb cravings, so try eating one before a meal.
A variety of berries also contain pectin and are low in saturated fat, carbs, and cholesterol. Try rotating a mix of blackberries, blueberries, strawberries and raspberries into your diet. Snack on them raw or add them to yogurt or oatmeal. Berries flush toxins out of the body and boost metabolism, which will ultimately help you achieve the waistline of your dreams.
Honeydew is a good choice because melons are high-volume foods. High volume foods are not calorie-dense and they contain a lot of water, fiber and air. These foods can satisfy your appetite without requiring you to eat a lot of calories. Half of an entire large honeydew melon is only 180 calories, and 90 percent of honeydew is water, all of which can reduce your appetite and help you lose weight if you are dieting.
Grapefruits are an oldie but goodie when it comes to losing weight. A medium-sized grapefruit has only 40 calories, but also contains a unique compound that can better help you control your blood sugar and insulin levels. Try eating one grapefruit a day for breakfast or as a snack during the day and watch the pounds melt away.