Increase metabolism with fruits to lose weight

According to Wellness Junction, metabolism is the number of calories that each person needs to maintain their weight. Fruits are essential for a healthy diet, but they can also help increase our body’s metabolism and this can help us lose weight .

According to Leo Galland, MD, and Jonathan Galland, a hormone called leptin , which occurs naturally in the body, helps increase metabolism when combined with the consumption of the right types of fruits.

Blueberry flavonoids help increase metabolism

The blueberries are a super food to speed up metabolism. One of these reasons is that blueberries contain flavonoids, which makes them appear deep blue.

These flavonoids help increase metabolism, helping leptin in the body to function properly. This can help you lose those stubborn pounds that don’t seem to come off. It is suggested to add blueberries to your morning cereal to give your body a boost in the morning.

Apples and pears

Various studies show that these two fruits increase metabolism and weight loss . A study done at the State University of Rio de Janeiro found that women who ate three small apples or pears a day lost more weight than women who did not.

 

Potassium in melons increases metabolism

According to Nutra Legacy, melons such as green melon, casaba or prickly pear melon, cantaloupe, and watermelon, contain high levels of potassium, which is crucial for boosting metabolism.

The cells of our body need glucose from sugar for fuel . A substance called glycogen is stored in our livers and when blood sugar is low the liver releases glycogen into the bloodstream to counteract this. Our body needs potassium to help the liver make glycogen.

Without potassium, our bodies reduce metabolism. Green melon contains approximately 461mg of potassium, cantaloupe contains 494mg, and watermelon contains approximately 225mg of potassium in a single serving.

Adding a serving of these types of fruits to our diet can greatly help with our weight loss goals.

Papaya

The papaya helps you lose weight by its low calorie content. To this must be added the diuretic effect of potassium and the presence of papain, an enzyme that improves the digestion of proteins, maintains metabolism and favors the burning of fats.

 

Citrus

The citrus fruits are rich in vitamin C and in accordance with Form Fit, Vitamin C has fat burning properties that help speed up metabolism.

In fact, according to Science Daily, vitamin C may be able to help improve metabolism by around 100 calories per day.

Science Daily reports that this can be especially helpful to us as we age because aging slows our metabolism.

Eating citrus fruits like grapefruit, oranges, tangerines, tangelo, and even adding fresh lemon juice to water is a great way to boost your metabolism. Try adding a serving or two of citrus to your diet to help reduce your weight.

Fruits work best if eaten alone. Our digestive system will be able to assimilate the nutrients more effectively if the stomach is empty when they are ingested.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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