Most of us are aware of the common belief and drilled in message regarding produce and weight loss: you should to eat vegetables if you want to lose a few pounds.
But, would it shock you to know that some research indicates that fruit is actually correlated with weight reduction?
In a recent study, 77 overweight and obese dieters showed greater weight loss with increased fruit consumption. This is huge, especially given that increased vegetable consumption did not show the same positive correlation. Meaning - the consumption of more veggies did not affect weight loss beyond a certain extent, but the increased consumption of fruit DID! One theory is that when you consume this natural sugar (which our body craves from birth), you won’t be as likely to grab-and-go another little candy bar, cup of coffee, soda, bag of chips, or whatever is leaving you hanging from that salad you ate at 12pm.
Please click here for a short summary of the study.
What fruit might be the best for you?
It's as easy as an apple a day... it's great to go with melon in the spring...and berries in the summertime are the most super of fruit food.
Good News - frozen berries maintain the nutritional benefits of fresh. So, load up at Costco or your local store, and pack 1 cup of them into your morning smoothie with protein powder, spinach, 1/2 banana, and milk
A Very Happy Friday From Your MineFit Head Coach,