Fruits are among the finest sources of vitamins and antioxidants for healthy and sustained weight loss.
Some of them will increase your metabolism if you want to maximize the effects of your diet and reach all your weight loss goals.
The best fruits to consume in the morning, in the opinion of licensed dieticians Johna Burdeos and Dana Ellis Hunnes, are grapefruits, melons, and bananas, among a few others.
These fruits go well with other breakfast items and are super filling as well.
They are abundant in vitamins and antioxidants, which are essential if you want to lose some weight in a healthy manner.
Here’s what you should know about each of these breakfast fruits!
Bananas are likely already well known to help with weight loss.
Hunnes advises consuming this fruit first thing in the morning to increase metabolism and reduce the pounds.
“Less ripe bananas can also be a good choice due to their resistant starch, and when they are greener their carbs take a bit longer to digest. They are good for the microbiome. It can help with weight loss and just overall calorie intake,” Hunnes explains.
Bananas contain a lot of fiber. More precisely, 10 percent of the daily recommended amount of fiber, or 3 grams, is found in a medium sized banana.
Because foods high in fiber like bananas are more filling than low fiber ones such as apricots and plums, research indicates that a fiber-rich diet can aid in weight loss.
This citrus fruit is a wonderful source of fiber and minerals.
It contains particularly high levels of vitamin C, vitamin A, as well as antioxidants.
A medium grapefruit contains no more than 52 calories, which is incredibly low.
These fruits are also very hydrating since they also have a lot of water in them.
When incorporated into a balanced diet, grapefruits can aid in weight loss while also promoting feeling full and satisfied after the first meal of the day.
Hunnes notes that “Grapefruits are low in calories but high in fiber, and filled with water as well and just like berries, they keep you fuller on fewer calories. Eating grapefruit can be a healthier alternative for somebody who drinks grapefruit juice and who wants to lose weight since juice offers more calories. Lastly, grapefruits are quite low on the glycemic index scale, meaning they have a slower release of sugar into the bloodstream.”
Since the Cucurbitaceae family includes melons, this means that they are related to cucumbers and squash, both known for their positive effects on our gut health.
The majority of sweet melons fall into 2 main categories: watermelons and muskmelons, despite frequently being grouped together.
Melons like watermelons, cantaloupes, honeydews, winter melons, and others are among the most popular fruits.
Melon is another fruit really low in calories and can be included in your morning meal if you’re trying to lose weight.
A cup of melons contains only 46 to 61 calories, depending on the variety so you can add them to pretty much anything!
Burdeos mentions that melons are also “high in water, to help with hydration and the feelings of fullness whilst providing limited calories. Like apples and berries, melons can also be cut up and added to cereals, yogurt, and smoothies.”