10 Best Fruits and Vegetables for Weight Loss

Posted In Health - By Evelina On Friday, October 25th, 2013 With 0 Comments

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Especially after giving birth to a child or in any other circumstance that creates weight problems, we face a challenge: how to lose weight and then how to maintain the weight we have acquired. We try everything: Atkins, Dukan, Weight Watcher, exercise, body treatments, but none of them seem to work. At one point we become so obsessed with losing weight that our own body doesn’t help anymore and it becomes accustomed with the little food we give it. The one thing we all must learn is that drastic diets never do any good and that we have all of the tools to lose weight right in the fridge or garden. Between all those diets you have tried time and time again, there are certain fruits and vegetables that not only help you not to gain weight, but eaten in any quantity they help you lose weight.

Fruits

1. Strawberries

The chemical composition of strawberries represent approximately 90% water content. Otherwise, we have many vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, C, E and K and minerals such as calcium, phosphorus, iron, copper, manganese, potassium, sodium. Consume them in any quantity you want, being recommended in hepatitis, anemia, fatigue, cardiovascular disease.

2. Oranges

Oranges are one of the most important sources of minerals, especially calcium and phosphorus. Oranges stimulates immunity and strengthen all body functions.

3. Apples

Not for nothing are apple diets are recommended for people who have problems with high blood pressure and cholesterol. With purification and detoxification properties, apples can be eaten in any quantity.

4. Cantaloupe

It has a high water content, so it is not fattening. Eat it whenever you have the chance, especially since it has a significant amount of vitamins A, B and C, with diuretic and laxative effects.

5. Pineapple

Pineapple is usually referred to as the best friend of weight loss. This fruit burns extra calories accumulated in the body. Some nutritionists recommend that after a meal you eat a few slices of pineapple. It contains approximately 90 % water and many minerals and vitamins B, C, potassium, manganese, calcium, iodine. Pineapple consumption fights atherosclerosis by preventing fat deposits on blood vessels.

Vegetables

6. Cucumber

It is one of the least calorie vegetables with a high water content. It has about 10 calories per 100 grams. In addition, consuming it, you benefit from vitamins B, C and E, potassium and sodium amounts.

7. Carrot

It is one of the largest and most important source of vitamin A. It has fewer calories and it is high in water.

8. Cabbage

It is a true source of minerals: potassium, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, sulfur, copper and vitamins A, B, C, H, K, it has an effect of tissue regeneration, rejuvenating the body. It regulates blood sugar level and, of course, no calories since it has virtually no calorie, it can be consumed in any quantity.

9. Cauliflower

Cauliflower helps detoxify the body, prevents cancer and lowers blood glucose. It has a very high content of vitamin C, B, K and E.

10. Artichoke

It is a true ally in treating obesity and is a great “tool” for people suffering from arteriosclerosis and high cholesterol. In addition, it’s an excellent source of vitamins A, B1, B2 and important minerals such as sodium, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and manganese.

Fruits and vegetables are a food group that should not miss from your daily menu. The amount of fruit or vegetables per day may be unlimited as there are no known side effects of high consumption in this group. All fruits abound in nutrients (soluble vitamins C and B, potassium, phytonutrients, antioxidants and more fiber) that protect against cardiovascular disease, cancer and have beneficial effects on all systems of the body.

 

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