Fruits That Naturally Help You Shrink Belly Fat

Fruits That Naturally Help You Shrink Belly Fat
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Incorporating fruits into your diet is a smart move to make after weight loss surgery. There are many reasons for this, but one of the more important is that fruit helps you get your recommended daily intake of fiber. Since fiber keeps you feeling full longer, eating it helps suppress your hunger so you don’t eat too much food. Fiber also aids in digestion and may help prevent constipation, another common side effect of weight loss surgery.

While all fruits provide fiber and nutrients, some have been shown to be especially beneficial for those trying to reduce belly fat.

  • Apples

An apple a day keeps the doctor away — and it may keep the pounds away as well. That’s because of a compound in apples known as quercetin, which lowers cholesterol, reduces inflammation associated with obesity and helps regulate your blood sugar levels.

  • Avocados

Avocados are low in sugar but high in healthy fats. Since they’re also high in fiber, they’ll keep you feeling full after you eat them. Avocado oil is also high in monounsaturated oleic acid, which may help reduce your risk of heart disease by lowering your bad cholesterol levels while raising your good cholesterol levels.

  • Pineapple

Pineapple packs a double punch when it comes to getting rid of belly fat: It’s rich in both fiber and water, which can help keep you feeling full longer and prevent overeating. Eating pineapple regularly also seems to reduce visceral fat.

  • Berries
    Berries are another fruit that has been linked to weight loss because they’re high in fiber and low in sugar (or fructose). Fructose is processed by your liver instead of your stomach like other sugars, so it doesn’t send signals to your brain that you’re full after eating them.
  • Watermelon

Watermelon is one food that you can eat a lot of without really adding any calories to your diet. While it’s mainly made up of water, this fruit also contains lycopene, an antioxidant linked with reduced risk of various cancers, especially prostate cancer in men.


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Anna is an avid blogger with an educational background in medicine and mental health. She is a generalist with many other interests including nutrition, women's health, astronomy and photography. In her free time from work and writing, Anna enjoys nature walks, reading, and listening to jazz and classical music.

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