From the time you were little you may remember hearing people, all around, reminding you to eat more fruit.
And, for the most part, this is sold advice.
All fruits contain essential vitamins and minerals. Some fruits are loaded with antioxidants that can neutralize free radicals in your body that damage cells and can lead to illnesses and disease.
But that doesn’t mean all fruits are created equal.
If you are trying to lose weight and burn fat, this is the one fruit you should avoid because it slows down your metabolism in the morning.
It’s super duper sweet — and that’s the reason why mango is one of the worst foods to eat if you are trying to lose weight.
A little mango is just fine — after all, it can’t be denied that this delicious fruit is packed with vitamins C, A, and magnesium.
But one mango contains a whopping 201 calories and 46 grams of sugar, with just 5 grams of fiber.
All of that sugar can cause your blood sugar levels to spike and then plummet — which is bad news for your body and metabolism.
If you’re trying to cut down on sugar, there’s another fruit to avoid: cherries.
Yet another healthy fruit with vitamins C and A, fiber, potassium, and even protein, cherries are a joy to eat and are totally nutritious. But it’s easy to go overboard with them (because they’re so tasty) — one cup without pits has 13 grams of sugar, which is the same amount you’ll find in many desserts.
Wondering which fruits are recommended for both weight loss and health?
Think: berries — as in, every berry in the berry family, from strawberries to blackberries.
Berries are low in sugar and calories and high in both fiber and antioxidants. If you’re looking to boost your immune system, strawberries — which meet 100 percent of your daily requirement for vitamin C — are a topnotch choice.
With nine grams of sugar, fiber, and vitamins and minerals, grapefruit is a popular breakfast food because it boosts your metabolism and satisfies you fast, which means less chance of overeating the wrong kinds of foods at breakfast.