20 Superfoods that Help You Lose Weight, from Self.com

March 31, 2017

Self.com consulted nutrition experts to learn which foods can help you boost your metabolism or control your hunger. The article gives great ways to cook or use these foods in your meals! Click here to read the full article.

The 20 superfoods foods to add to your shopping list are:

Steak – women on a diet that included red meat lost more weight than those eating equal calories but little beef.

Eggs – women who ate an egg with toast and jelly each morning lost twice as many pounds as those who had a bagel breakfast but no eggs.

Kale – one raw cup has 34 calories and about 1.3 grams of fiber, as well as a hearty helping of iron and calcium.

Oats – oatmeal has the highest satiety ranking of any food.

Lentils – helps prevent insulin spikes that cause your body to create excess fat, especially in the abdominal area.

Goji berries – are more hunger-curbing than other fruit and have 18 amino acids that make them a source of protein.

Wild salmon – omega-3 fatty acids improve insulin sensitivity, helping build muscle and decrease belly fat.

Apples – people who ate an apple before a meal ate fewer calories overall. Apples are high in fiber which makes them filling.

Buckwheat pasta – buckwheat is high in fiber and, unlike most carbs, contains protein.

Blueberries – have the highest antioxidant level of all commonly consumed fruit and deliver 3.6 grams of fiber per cup.

Almond butter – may lower bread’s glycemic index (a measure of a food’s effect on blood sugar).

Pomegranate seeds – loaded with folate and antioxidants, and low in calories and high in fiber to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Chiles – capsaicin in chiles causes the body to burn extra calories for 20 minutes after eating.

Yogurt – carbs, protein and fat stave off hunger by keeping blood sugar levels steady.

Quinoa – fiber and protein keeps you satisfied for hours.

Sardines – high in protein and loaded with omega-3s.

Tarragon – try this herb in place of salt in marinades and salad dressings.

Parmesan – whole dairy like this cheese may have more conjugated linoleic acid than low-fat, which might help your body burn fat.

Avocado – has heart-healthy monounsaturated fat that increases satiety.

Olive oil – also has healthy fat that tames the appetite.

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