Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Want a great dose of Antioxidants? Top 10 Fruits to eat

Top 10 Fruits for Antioxidents

There are so many diets out there, and books on how to lose weight. While some might take the weight off for a time, others will have you just losing water weight and are a very quick fix that won't last long term. Before I was a trainer, I was on and off the diet wagon based on which book was a best seller at the time. Thanks to the South Beach diet, eating a strawberry threw me into a tailspin. Many years ago, I was in search of the perfect diet that would help me shed all the baby weight I gained while prego with baby #2. In Phase 1 of the South Beach Diet, fruit is off limits completely. I did ok for the first day or two, but on day 3, had a strawberry and quickly fell into the thinking everyone has while on these things..."now I've blown it for the day - might as well eat what I want since I already screwed up". I had never cared much about the bakery at the grocery store either, until I started South Beach! 

While it is true that you will lose weight with this diet, it put my mind into that "Diet" mode that is not healthy and seems restrictive. I was probably off and on phase 1 of South Beach for 2-3 years. It wasn't until I stopped trying these types of "diets" and learned how to eat healthy foods, that I was able to start losing the weight.

Fruits are something that shouldn't be restricted in a meal plan (in my opinion). Yes, grapes and ripe bananas are higher on the sugar scale than others, and while I would probably limit the consumption of them if trying to lose weight, I wouldn't make them totally off limits. These are 10 fruits the USDA ranked for the disease-fighting antioxidants...
  1. Blueberries
  2. Cranberries
  3. Blackberries
  4. Raspberries
  5. Strawberries
  6. Apples
  7. Cherries
  8. Black Plums
  9. Avocados
  10. Pears
Fruit is natures dessert ~ enjoy!

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  1. I've been reading a lot about antioxidants lately and researching on various recipes to make daily. I love berries and I think they are nutritious and provides less sugar than their bigger fruit cousins. I'm trying to maintain my ideal weight after trying the military diet and I can confidently say that the low carb diet worked wonders for me. I exercise with a fitness buddy and I am mor aware of what I eat by having a food diary, too. I stumbled on a site recently that shows tips and infos on losing weight http://3daysmilitarydiet.com/diet-plan/military-diet-day-3.html