Weight Loss and Strawberries

Strawberries are packed with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory enzymes, and have enough fiber to boost your digestion. Strawberries are an integral part of the Fat Resistance Diet program and can be eaten by themselves or with cereal, oatmeal and even yogurt. All you need to do is make a smart choice of coupling the fruit with a non-fattening dish.

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Constituents

Fruits are naturally packed with minerals and vitamins that are essential for proper functioning of the body. Strawberries contain anti-inflammatory enzymes and antioxidants, which can slow skin aging and increase the metabolic rate so the body burns fat instead of storing it. Strawberries also contain a lot of vitamin C, which also helps in boosting metabolism. Apart from this, the fruit contains magnesium, potassium and other trace elements, all of which have important roles in the human body.

Weight Loss

According to the Fat Resistance Diet, strawberries promote the production of the hormone adiponectin and leptin, both of which are fat-burning hormones and metabolic hormones. This results in a higher metabolic rate and more weight loss. With a healthy, well-balanced diet and adequate exercise, strawberries can help you reach your goal weight easily. Anti-inflammatory enzymes can take care of internal injuries or even tissue damage, thus allowing you to do the exercise you need to lose weight and remain healthy.

Other Benefits

Apart from weight loss, strawberries are helpful in controlling blood sugar by slowing the breakdown of carbohydrates into sugar. They are also considered to be "brain food" and promote brain health.

Choosing Strawberries

In order to get the maximum benefit from this fruit, it is important to choose big, red strawberries, since they have more vitamin C. Buy organic strawberries even when you buy frozen alternatives. Organic strawberries provide the maximum benefit. A lush red strawberry is also richer in antioxidants.

Using Strawberries

Strawberries are a good food option for weight loss as long as you are not adding them to ice creams or cakes. Instead, use them with healthy food options such as smoothies, yogurt, and oatmeal. If you are craving something sweet for a snack, you can top strawberries with a low-fat whipped topping.

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