Apples are so well-known for containing anti-cancer compounds that their ability to restore the microbial balance in the gut is frequently overlooked.
The fiber and polyphenols in the skin and flesh of whole apples are fermented in the colon, where they fuel the development of healthy bacteria, which helps to reduce obesity-related inflammation.
You already know that a handful of blueberries is more nutritious than a handful of Gummy Bears.
In a small study published in the journal Appetite, young women were given either a refreshment of mixed berries or a snack of candy with the same number of calories as the fruit.
A grapefruit half contains approximately 40 calories and nearly 4.5 grams of pectin, a soluble fiber known for its cholesterol-lowering properties.
Due to its antioxidant components, grapefruit has been shown to be associated with greater rates of weight loss.
It's easy to forget that avocado are technically fruits, but regardless of their designation, avocados have also been found to support weight loss.
The fiber and monounsaturated fats from eating one avocado daily improve healthy gut microbiota and aid with weight loss.
Having one avocado a day as part of a moderate-fat diet was associated with decreased hunger as well as lowering LDL cholesterol, notably the small-dense LDL that's most dangerous to heart health.
Even though it's sweet, cantaloupe is mostly water, about 94% water.
Fresh watermelon a day for four weeks and then a low-calorie cookie of the calorie equivalent of the watermelon during a different four weeks, found that hunger was significantly reduced only after eating the fruit.
watermelon test than it was at week four of the cookie-eating segment of the experiment.