Slimming Fruits

These are some popular fruits that don't pack on the pounds...

Raspberries: 1 cup=64 calories.  Raspberries are the berry with the highest fiber count, one cup has more than the amount in four slices of whole grain bread. So grab a handful and snack away.  Since these berries are only about one calorie a piece, it is a guiltless snack to enjoy.

Grapefruit: Medium Size=82 calories. Low in sugar, high in fiber.  Research shows they improve insulin resistance, meaning you feel full longer, as said by David Grotto, RD, author of 101 Optimal Life Foods.  Also a study done by the Journal of Medicinal Food showed that obese adults who ate a 1/2 grapefruit prior to each meal lost 3 more pounds over the course of 12 weeks than those that skipped a grapefruit appetizer.

Apples: Medium Size=95 calories. An apple a day helps keep the fat at bay.  A medium apple has 4 grams of fiber, most of it in the skin, so resist the urge to peel that apple!

Bananas: Medium Size=105 calories.  Bananas catch a bad wrap for being fattening, but in fact studies show that they contain "resistant starch" which is a type of fiber that helps your body digest slowly, keeping blood sugar stable and leaves you feeling full longer.


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