Is it true that ‘an apple a day, keeps the doctor away’?

Fruit by its very nature is nature’s fast food without a bad reputation, it is packed with vitamins, fibre, and other nutrients that are associated with a healthy diet.

It’s also low in calories yet high in fibre, so can help you lose weight.

All-in-all, eating fruit is linked to lower body weight and a lower risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, cancer, and heart disease.

Here are 11 of the best fruits to eat for weight loss.

Grapefruit. 

Very low in calories and high in vitamins A and C.
Apples.

Low in calories, high in fibre, very filling.

Berries.

Low in calorieswith many important vitamins. Positive effects on cholesterol levels, blood pressure, and inflammation.

Fruits with stones

Such as peaches, nectarines, and plums are low in calories, healthy snack. Good alternative to crisps, biscuits, and other junk foods.

Passion fruit.

Low in calories, high-fibre fruit that could benefit blood pressure and insulin sensitivity.

Rhubarb.

Low in calories and high in fibre, can help lower cholesterol.

Kiwifruits.

Highly nutritious, and high in fibre and low-calorie.

Melons.

Very low in calories and have a high water content.

Oranges.

High in vitamin C and fibre. Very filling keep you feeling full.

Banana.

Very filling and release energy slowly but don’t eat in excess.

Fruits to avoid if you are trying to lose weight

Avocado

High in calories.  100 grams of avocado contains about 160 calories although it is a good source of healthy fats, so best to eat this fruit in moderation.

Grapes

Still healthy but loaded with sugar and fats, 100 grams of grapes may contain 67 calories, and 16 grams of sugar.

Dry fruits

Dry fruits like prunes, raisins, etc contain more calories than in their original fresh moist format because they are void of water content. One gram of raisins may contain more calories as compared to grapes. About one cup of raisins contains 500 calories and one cup of prunes contains over 450 calories.

Banana

Yes, we said it was good for weight loss and it is. Banana is super-healthy, but just don’t eat in excess. They loaded with calories and have excessive natural sugars. One banana has about 150 calories, which is about 37.5 grams of carbohydrates. Eating 2-3 bananas each day could lead to weight gain.

Mango

One medium sized mango has approximately 150 calories