One of the biggest myths about weight loss is that sugar in fruit makes you gain weight. While eating too much sugar is not recommended, fruit is a healthy source of carbohydrates that also supports your weight loss journey with vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients.
One of the best fruits to add to your weight loss plan are raspberries. Like all berries, raspberries are a great pick for weight loss because they have a low sugar content and a high fiber content. This keeps you full, feeds the healthy bacteria in your gut, and still satisfies your sweet tooth.
But that’s not all. Raspberries contain a phytonutrient called rheosmin.
This phytonutrient is able to increase the metabolism inside fat cells, helping us lose weight at a faster pace. Increasing metabolism is the key to weight loss, and it allows the body to eat more food while losing weight at the same time.
Who doesn’t want that?!
Eating raspberries when they are at their peak ripeness will make this effect even more powerful, compared to eating raspberries that are only halfway ripe. A good way to do this is to buy raspberries at farmers markets that are freshly picked, or buy them frozen. Freezing puts the ‘pause’ button on nutrition, meaning that nutrients will not decrease as they sit in the freezer.
Here are 5 ways to add raspberries to your diet and help you lose weight in a healthy way.
- Add frozen raspberries and chocolate protein powder to a smoothie to satisfy your chocolate cravings. Check out the recipe here: Raspberry Chocolate Mousse Shake.
- Combine raspberries with almonds for an on the go snack.
- Add a few frozen raspberries to your overnight oats, get the recipe here.
- Add a few raspberries and a squeeze of lemon juice to your water bottle.
- Sweeten up your salad with some fresh raspberries and sliced almonds.
Other fruits that are great to include in your daily diet are bananas, apples, oranges, blueberries, and blackberries.
Knowing how many carbohydrates your body requires each day is important when losing weight. This way you’ll know how much fruit you should consume. Balancing carbohydrates, fats, and proteins specific to your metabolic type will make the weight loss journey much easier and enjoyable. Take the quiz today to find your metabolic type and start eating for your body type.