01 May 5 Fruits that can help you shed pounds!
This is going against the grain, as admittedly I am one of the sugar police, however, a recent study by the prestigious Harvard University found that a daily portion of one of these fruits can help you shed pounds!!
This is because they contain high levels of weight-loss boosting flavonoid compounds. They also up energy expenditure and lower fat absorption too.
The Nutrition and Metabolic research centre found in participants that just half a grapefruit led them to shed nearly 4lb over 12 weeks as it regulated their fat metabolism.
These little purple beauties are rich in antioxidants called phytochemicals. The University of Michigan found that this particular type of antioxidant zapped belly fat! It is thought that this is due to the effect on how the body stores and breaks down sugar.
3. Granny Smith Apples
The traditional Granny Smith apple not only keeps the doctor away, but also fat! The apple cultivates fat-fighting gut bacteria, found by the Washington State University.
Lemon’s detoxify the liver by alkalising your body when metabolised, stimulating the liver to burn fat. Best way to incorporate them into your diet is buy having slices in water. Having 2 cups before a meal is a proven method to lose weight, by helping to fill you up, thus eating less!
You may have been wondering what all the hype is with Coconut Oil, well its because Coconut’s are rich with medium chain triglycerides (MCFAs) which expand the liver’s rate of digestion system by up to 30 percent. They also keep you full for longer so you’re less likely to snack. Coconut oil is also linked to aiding the thyroid gland. Good sources of coconut that contain MCFA’s are Coconut oil, coconut milk, coconut flour, and destroyed (unsweetened).