An apple a day does more than keep the doctor away. It also helps with weight loss. If you recently started taking Phentermine 37.5mg for fast weight loss, review why experts want you to add apples to your diet.
Low in Calories & High in Fiber
Apples are high in fiber to keep your feeling full, but are low in calories.
“By replacing lower-calorie options with higher-calorie alternatives, your net caloric intake will inherently be lowered, leading to weight loss,” says dietitian Elizabeth Gunner, RDN.
And because they’re loaded with fiber, you’ll reap many weight loss benefits.
“A diet high in fiber aids in weight loss in a few ways,” says dietitian Lisa Andrews, MEd, RD, LD. “For starters, fiber is filling, so it helps curb your appetite.”
Significant Water Content
Hydration is key not just to health, but to weight loss. Too many people mistake thirst for hunger and end up eating when they should be hydrating.
“The high water content combined with loads of healthful fiber makes apples a wonderfully filling snack option!” says Gunner.
Rich in Antioxidants
The antioxidant content in apples also contributes to weight loss because of reduced inflammation.
“Inflammation is linked with obesity because it may affect insulin resistance—the way our bodies use insulin,” explains Andrews. “When we have insulin resistance, our bodies may produce more insulin, which makes our bodies fat. Quercetin may alter pro-inflammatory compounds in the body, and therefore impact insulin resistance.”
Low Glycemic Index
Apples won’t raise your blood sugar and subsequently contribute to weight gain and poor health.
“Eating foods with a lower glycemic index may aid in weight management because a steadier blood sugar will keep hunger at bay,” says Andrews. “Foods with a high glycemic index make our blood sugars rise faster, which means we’ll secrete insulin to lower blood sugar. When blood sugar is low, we become hungry and want to eat again.”