Here are some fruits which won’t add to weight gain

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Lifestyle - An­jali Muk­er­jee, nu­tri­tion­ist

Fruits are known to be healthy if eaten in its whole form. Juic­ing them is known to cre­ate prob­lems of weight gain in some in­di­vid­u­als. Here is a list of healthy fruits that you should eat this sea­son:

PINEAP­PLE

The fruit con­tains brome­lain, which has the abil­ity to di­gest pro­teins. It also has anti-in­flam­ma­tory prop­er­ties. Due to its ben­e­fi­cial ef­fects on di­ges­tion, it helps re­duce the risk of cancer and heart dis­ease. It’s rich in man­ganese and vi­ta­min C, which are ben­e­fi­cial for im­proved heart health and im­mu­nity.

AP­PLE

It is rich in fi­bre, es­pe­cially if you eat them with the skin. They help lose weight in some geno­types. It con­tains pectin, which is a pre­bi­otic fi­bre that feeds the good bac­te­ria in your gut. This, in turn, helps im­prove your meta­bolic health. The fi­bre in ap­ple also helps re­duce choles­terol. Eat­ing three or more ap­ples (with the skin) a day helps re­duce one’s ap­petite due to its high-fi­bre con­tent.

POMEGRANATE

The an­tiox­i­dants in pomegranate guard the body’s en­dothe­bial cells against dam­age, and there­fore, it is

known to pre­serve vas­cu­lar func­tion in age­ing adults. It pro­tects against and fights car­dio­vas­cu­lar dis­eases by sup­port­ing the syn­the­sis of ni­tric ox­ide (which helps di­late blood ves­sels), re­duces ox­ida­tive stress (which pro­tects the ar­ter­ies), and in­hibits ox­i­da­tion of the bad choles­terol (LDL). It also has very pow­er­ful an­ti­in­flam­ma­tory ef­fects. Some stud­ies show that pomegranate juice may re­verse ath­er­o­scle­ro­sis if had reg­u­larly for one year. How­ever, if you are di­a­betic then you are bet­ter off eat­ing a cou­ple of whole pomegranates. Pomegranate juice is also known to stop the pro­gres­sion of prostate cancer. There­fore, pomegranates are in­cred­i­bly healthy for most life­style dis­eases, and you must eat at least one pomegranate ev­ery day.

WA­TER­MELON

Rich in ly­copene, carotenoids, vi­ta­min A and C, wa­ter­melon is a su­per­food that helps re­duce high blood pres­sure. It is also a nat­u­ral di­uretic, as it con­tains 90% wa­ter and is low in calo­ries. It helps re­lieve con­sti­pa­tion. Some peo­ple do ex­pe­ri­ence more gas and bloat­ing af­ter con­sum­ing wa­ter­melon. They should avoid tak­ing this fruit at night. For those who do not like to drink wa­ter, eat­ing wa­ter­melon is a good way to im­prove hy­dra­tion.

Pomegranate pro­tects against and fights car­dio­vas­cu­lar dis­eases

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