Thanks to the rise of ultra-low-carb diets in recent years, fruit has gotten a bad rap. In fact, according to CDC data, just 21 percent of American adults are getting the recommended one-and-a-half to two cups of fruit each day. And while cutting out processed sweets may benefit you in the long run, ditching healthy fruits from your diet can have a deleterious effect on your health in no time.
In fact, there's a significant link between fruit consumption and a reduced risk of chronic diseases, including heart disease and certain types of cancer. Better yet, for those trying to lose weight, the right fruit can be a serious boon: research published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association suggests that regular consumption of fruit can help reduce a person's risk of obesity and assist in weight loss.
So, which ones should we be eating? Read on to discover the 25 best fruits for a flatter belly. And when you want to make every meal healthier, enjoy the 23 Best Vegetables for Weight Loss!