With the scorching heat on our heads, our favourite summer fruits are also here. Summer is known for the colourful fruits it brings with it. Mangoes, papayas, watermelon, plums, apricots, and our super favourite litchis! This one weather is the perfect time to start your weight loss journey. Not because you sweat more and it’s easier to wake up in the morning, but because with such a colourful variety, weight loss becomes easier. One major issue with most weight watchers is what they should eat, especially if they are vegetarians and do not have many options for healthy snacking.
Snacking on fruits is a better idea than to binge on processed foods which promise no calories and a lot of nutrition. One such fruit is litchi. Due to its sweet flavour, litchi has been dissed by many. This is simply because sweetness links to sugar and calories and weight gain. Contrary to popular belief, litchis are actually good for weight loss and can be consumed as a snack or even as a dessert for the sweet tooth contenders. Filled with vitamins, minerals, and fibers, litchi is good for anyone wishing to lose weight. It is better to consume litchi in its original form rather than depend on juices and packaged litchis if you wish to attain the most from its nutrients.
Note: If you are diabetic, please consult your doctor once before starting your litchi galore. That being said, anything in excess can be bad for you. Moderation is the key. 10-12 litchis every day should not harm your body if you are proper with your diet and exercise habits.
Weight loss: The main reason for litchis aiding weight loss is due to the fiber and roughage litchis pack in them. During weight loss, you need foods and fruits which have a combination of both to get rid of toxins through bulk formation. litchi can help in the process. Another factor which contributors to litchis being a weight loss fruit is the calorie content, which is quite low.
Digestion: As mentioned before, litchis contain fiber and hence, help in easy digestion. One big problem with weight loss fanatics is constipation. If you do not have enough fiber in your diet, you will have digestion issues and ultimately feel uneasy all the time. The point of losing weight is to be healthier, toning up is an added benefit. Good digestion also promotes healthy nutrient absorption.
Blood pressure: litchis are rich in potassium and low in sodium leading to balanced blood pressure levels. Blood pressure patients tend to be overweight because of the increased cholesterol levels. Eating litchis can help eradicate this issue.
Better immunity: If you have bad immunity, this can also lead to weight gain. Due to the intake of medications and food high on calorie which give you energy during such times, weight gain is an obvious by-product. Litchis are good for immunity as they pack vital vitamins and minerals.