If you are on a weight loss diet, adding strawberries could prove to be highly effective in beating the bulge.

Here are 5 reasons why strawberries should be included in your diet to loose weight

  1. High in fibres:  The fibre in a bowl of strawberries may be instrumental in shedding belly fat and assist in overall weight loss.  Fibre makes you feel full for longer, resulting in you consuming less fattening foods.  Add strawberries to your cereals, or blend them in a smoothie.
  2. Low calorie intake: 100 grams of strawberries contain only 33 calories.  To successfully lose weight, you need to reduce your daily intake of calories for the desired result.
  3. Boost digestion: A tea made from strawberry leaves is a traditional remedy to sooth acid indigestion.  The fibre in the fruit can aid a slow bowl.  Poor digestion can lead to weight gain as we may not be able to absorb our nutrients properly.  This may lead to a slowing down of the metabolic rate, which makes if more difficult to burn calories.
  4. Rich in gallic acid: Gallic acid helps to fight inflammation and restores the normal functioning of weight reducing hormones which are often blocked due to chronic inflammation.
  5. Anthocyanins boost: Anthocyanins are plentiful in strawberries, providing the bright red colour of the fruit, and helps the body to produce a hormone called adiponectin.  This hormone boosts the metabolic rate and aids in weight loss.