5 Foods You Need to Avoid if You Want to Lose Weight
When looking after our figures we tend to think of fruit as a low-calorie and healthy food, eating it for snacks and even instead of dinner. This is, however, not correct for every kind of fruit. Many of them contain too much sugar — almost as much as chocolate.
Bright Side decided to find out which fruit should be avoided to keep your shape.
Strawberries are one of the best products for healthy nutrition. This berry contains fiber, vitamin C, lots of water, and very little sugar, which helps fight cellulite.
Apricots are quite heavy. Too many apricots may lead to indigestion, but the main danger is in the stone. If you like eating the insides of the apricot stones, you should know they contain amygdalin, which forms hydrogen cyanide in the stomach. It’s a potent poison that may cause nausea, dizziness, and fainting if consumed in large amounts.
Melons and watermelons contain lots of fiber and water, quickly satiating you and having a diuretic effect. These berries help remove toxins and fight such conditions as cellulite and acne. They’re a great help when it’s hot, restoring the water balance, which is also crucial for a good figure and skin.
Pears have a significant drawback: they can disrupt the work of your intestines because of their powerful constipating effect.
Thanks to a low sugar content, vitamin C, and antioxidants, forest berries won’t harm your figure. On the contrary, they help produce collagen and burn excess fat.
Avocado, on the other hand, isn’t a product you’d eat on a diet. It’s sometimes called
"butter fruit," and for a reason: its energy value is 227 kcal. Avocados are better used as stuffing or spread in small amounts.
Apples are among the best fruit for fitness. They have no fats whatsoever, and their energy value is about 60-100 kcal. Apples contain lots of fiber and satiate well, all the while fighting cellulite due to antioxidants and pectins.
Grapes are, on the contrary, among the worst fruit both for your figure and for your overall health. Grapes contain a lot of sugar, their rind is hard to digest, the seeds can congest the intestines, and acids in them damage tooth enamel.
Grapefruit is number 1 in the fight against excess weight because of its powerful fat-burning qualities. Grapefruit enzymes help actively process calories. No calorific meal (no more than 800 kcal) will damage your figure if you eat half a grapefruit with it.
Bananas, though, are the most "energetic" fruit. They digest slowly, and scientists recently found certain substances in them that block the activity of cells responsible for fat splitting.