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The fruitier way to lose weight

What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of losing weight? It is either exercise or diet. Now, when it comes to diet, many people think that they have to eat bland and boring food to get rid of those extra pounds. However, there are some foods, with multiple nutritional benefits, that will not only help you to lose weight but also appease your taste buds. Fruits are one such option. With hundreds of varieties and distinct flavours, fruits are packed with many nutrients that not only help you to keep a track of your weight but also boost the functioning of various organs.

In this blog, we have listed some healthy fruits that can help you get rid of those extra pounds, with the help of the experts specialising in bariatric surgery in Gurgaon.

Grapefruit - It somewhat looks like a giant orange and is one of the cult favourites of fitness lovers as half of the fruit is enough to help you meet 65 per cent of your daily Vitamin C requirement. As far as the calories are concerned, the same amount of grapefruit will only provide you with 39 calories, which means that the whole fruit contains nearly 80 calories. If you go for the red variety of grapefruit, it will also help you to meet 28 per cent of your daily Vitamin A requirement. Amazing, isn't it?

Apart from being a phenomenal source of vitamins, grapefruit is also known for its low glycemic index which means that unlike many other fruits it releases sugar at a very slow pace. This is particularly good for people with insulin resistance. Want to get rid of belly fat? Grapefruit can help you with that too. You can take it as it is or make fresh juice.

Apples - It has been rightly said that an apple a day keeps the doctor away. The fruit contains low calories while being packed with fibre. One large apple can contain as many as 116 calories and can provide you with 5.4 grams of protein. Apples are quite filling, which means that eating them can help to keep you full for a long time. This is extremely beneficial in lowering your appetite as well as getting rid of the habit of unnecessary snacking. Another amazing thing about apples is that they can be eaten raw or even cooked form. You can add them to your yoghurt, cereals, oats and smoothies.

Berries - These small, colourful fruits are a powerhouse of nutrition and ideal for weight loss. Half a cup of berries has only 42 calories but at the same time, it can help you meet 12 per cent of the daily Vitamin C requirement and 18 per cent of the daily Vitamin K requirement. These are one of the healthiest snack options as they are quite felling in nature and delicious too. You can eat them as they are or at them to your smoothies or cereals. Apart from helping you lose those extra pounds, berries are also known for alleviating the levels of cholesterol, blood pressure and inflammation.

Stone fruits - Have you ever heard the term before? Also referred to as drupes, these are seasonal fruits that have a stone or pit inside them just like cherries, plums and peaches. Such fruits have a very low glycemic index and a loaded with Vitamin C and Vitamin A, making them a highly preferred choice for people who want to lose weight. Speaking in terms of calories what medium peach contains round about 58 calories and a cup of cherries contains just 58 calories. Such fruits are very fleshy and delicious and can be easily used to replace unhealthy snacks like cookies and chips. These can be taken in many different forms and also used to make healthy desert options.

Kiwi - Who doesn't love kiwi fruits? These are 10 on 10 when it comes to taste and 20 on 10 when it comes to their nutritional value. These are rich in vitamin C, vitamin E, folates and fibre. Despite being sweet, their glycemic index is very low which means these do not spike up your blood sugar levels and are best for you if you are suffering from insulin resistance. As we all know a diet that is rich in fibre aids in weight loss, kiwi fruits are all you need to shed those pounds.

If you are finding a difficult to lose weight and need expert guidance you can consult our experts for top bariatric surgery in Gurgaon.

Dr. Vinay Kumar Shaw, Head of the Department and Senior Consultant

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