15 Amazing Fruits for Weight Loss #infographic

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Gather round for good news, apple-shaped friends! There are tons of fruits to choose from in the produce aisle–all brimming with good-for-you vitamins and antioxidants. But when it comes to targeting dangerous belly (visceral) fat specifically, there are, in fact, a handful of fruits that reign supreme.
And they happen to share a visual cue: They're all various shades of red! Research suggests that the fruits richest in flavonoids called anthocyanins—compounds that give fruits their red or purple color—boast unique "zero bellies" properties, making them one of the few weight loss tricks you'll be happy to use every single day. Here's fifteen of them to choose from:
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A study printed in the journal Metabolism found the eating half a grapefruit before meals may help reduce visceral (belly) fat and lower cholesterol levels. Participants of the six-week study who ate grapefruit with every meal saw their waists shrink by up to an inch! Researchers attribute the effects to a combination of phytochemicals and vitamin C in the grapefruit. Consider having half of a grapefruit before your morning oatmeal, and slicing a few segments to a starter salad.


Tart cherries have been shown to benefit heart health as well as body weight, in a study on obese rats. A 12-week study by the University of Michigan found that rats fed antioxidant-rich tart cherries showed a 9 percent belly fat reduction over rats fed a “Western diet.” Moreover, the researchers noted that the cherry consumption had profound ability to alter the expression of fat genes.


Berries—raspberries, strawberries, blueberries—are packed with polyphenols, powerful natural chemicals that can help you lose weight–and even stop fat from forming! In a recent Texas Woman’s University study, researchers found that feeding mice three daily servings of berries decreased the formation of fat cells by up to 73 percent! A University of Michigan study showed similar results. Rats who had blueberry powder mixed into their meals had less abdominal fat at the end of the 90-day study than rats on a berry-free diet. 

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