4 Important Foods That Will Assist You With Your Weight Loss

There are actually some foods you can eat that will assist you in losing weight. This is vital because you can lose weight faster. It is true that healthy dieting will cause you to lose weight. However, there are some particular foods that you can eat to speed up the weight loss process so you can begin to look and feel better sooner. Let's find out what they are!

Food to eat to lose weight

We all know that there are certain types of foods that you should avoid like a plague if you want to lose weight. The list of foods you should NOT eat when trying to lose weight is a really big one, and avoiding all of them can be difficult, but getting rid fried and fast foods, all kinds of candies and cakes, anything made with white flour, alcohol, canned fruits, soda pop drinks (Pepsi, Coke, etc), corn syrup, potato chips and artificial sweeteners will go a long way in helping you lose weight. When it comes to foods that you not only can, but also should eat if you are trying to lose weight, things are a little more difficult, and you might hear a lot of different opinions on this one. For one, eating foods that contain a high amount of water, such as vegetables and fruits can help you lose weight. One research, done in a University of Tokyo, suggests that water found in veggies and fruits can lower your BMI index and fill you up more1. However, these 4 foods  can really help you to lose weight and they are quite tasty as well. Here they are and why they can help you shed pounds:

 

Grapefruit

 

Grapefruit is a really amazing fruit. Not only it is healthy and contains an abundance of vitamin C, potassium and folic acid, but the red and pink sorts also have lots of vitamin A. When you're choosing grapefruits, make sure to select those that are heavy for their size. Oh, and in case you were wondering, grapefruit juice you buy in the store does not have the same weight-loss effect as eating the fruit.

 

Lettuce

 

Many people view lettuce as nothing more than a plate decoration to put the “important food” on, but that is a mistake. Lettuce should be on top of your “food I'm allowed to eat” when going on a diet. One pound of lettuce has just 60-70 calories and with a good seasoning, can be quite tasty. A good source of B vitamins is the Romaine lettuce and it also contains manganese, which is helpful in regulating your blood sugar and  immune system. Look for purple and dark green varieties, as they contain the most nutrients.

 

Spinach

 

Spinach is rich in vitamin K, iron, folic acid and also contains vitamin C and beta-carotene, both of which are filled with antioxidants that can aid you in fighting disease. You can use this green instead of a lettuce in a salad, or make a meal out of it with some mushrooms and garlic.

 

Radishes

 

Rich in antioxidants, potassium, sulfur compounds and folic acids, these red colored veggies are a great help when it comes to digestion. However, the biggest mistake people do when it comes to radishes is to throw away the leafy tops. Don't do this! This part of vegetable contains more than five times the amount of vitamin C and more calcium than the root.

 

 

 

 

 

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1. http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20306719,00.html