Top 12 Foods for Weight Loss

Top oods for Weight Loss

No, consuming large amounts of certain foods will most likely not make you lose weight. It is true that certain foods have a high thermogenic effect that may minimally raise your basal metabolic rate, but eating massive amount of hot peppers will likely just give you an upset stomach. So how can certain foods make you lose weight? It’s an inadvertent effect of increasing satiety from foods so that you end up eating less and craving less food throughout the day, which allows you to have a lower overall caloric intake, and if by the end you feel that lost your bust due to the weight loss, make sure to check where you will find a solution.

1. Protein

Lean protein sources are typically low in calories and are by far the most satiating of the macronutrients. They allow you to stay fuller, and satisfied for much longer than do most foods.

  • Egg Whites. Removing the white from the yolk eliminates virtually all the cholesterol and fat from the egg while retaining 4 grams of protein and a mere 16 calories per egg white.
  • Wild Salmon. This is another low-calorie lean protein source that is great for your heart and health due to its Omega-3 fatty acids, essential amino acids, vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin B6, vitamin B ,vitamin E, and large amounts of calcium, iron, zinc, magnesium, and phosphorus.
  • Organic Turkey Breast. At 32 grams of protein per 4 ounce serving, turkey packs a protein punch that’s low in saturated fat. It’s also loaded with B vitamins and may aid in cancer prevention.

2. Vegetables

Fibrous vegetables are your best friend since they are high in satiating fiber and micronutrients and extremely low in calories.

  • Broccoli. Low in calories and high fiber, broccoli is loaded with more vitamin C than an orange and is rich in potassium, beta-carotene and vitamin K to help maintain a healthy nervous system, immune system and bone health.
  • Kale. With only 36 calories per cup, kale is loaded with fiber, vitamin C, vitamin A and vitamin K.
  • Spinach.  Loaded with 20% of RDA dietary fiber as well as vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin E, beta-carotene, manganese, zinc and selenium, spinach not only aids in weight loss but in the health of bones, skin, immunity, vision, and the nervous system.

3. Grains

Whole grains have a low glycemic index which mean they will be more satiating and provide a longer sustained energy source over simple carbohydrates and sugars.

  • Steel Cut Oatmeal. Being the least processed type of oats, a 1/2 cup serving of cooked steel-cut oatmeal provides only 150 calories. It is a good source of complex carbohydrates, and provides 4 grams of soluble fiber, which works to lower cholesterol. It also provides 5 grams of protein.
  • Buckwheat Pasta. Low on the glycemic index and packed with fiber, this type of Japanese pasta helps keep blood glucose levels stable by providing complex carbohydrates. It also contains each of the eight essential amino acids, making it a rare non-animal source of complete protein.
  • Quinoa. This is yet another low-cholesterol complex carbohydrate high in fiber that contains all eight essential amino acids, making it another non-animal complete protein source.

4. Fruits

High in fructose but also jam packed with essential fiber, vitamins, antioxidants and phytochemicals that are vital to your overall health.

  • Goji Berries. These berries have only 35 calories per tablespoon and containing just about every vitamin to aide in free radical reduction, cancer prevention, vision and overall longevity.
  • Grapefruit. Grapefruit is loaded with fiber and is high in water content and enzymes that aide in fat oxidation, as well as high in vitamin C, vitamin A, lycopene, and naringenin.  Grapefruit helps lower your cholesterol levels and may even help prevent colon cancer.
  • Blueberries. Low on the glycemic index, blueberries are packed with vitamins and antioxidants and are only 84 calories per cup.

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