6 Foods to Help You Lose Weight

Posted by Joe on 4/27/2015 to General Health
Most of us want to stay fit and active as we get older. One of the most important ways to do so is to keep our weight under control. Below are 6 foods that you should try to eat more of to stay healthy and slender in your later years:

#1 Avocados



There is no reason to not eat fats - as long as they are the correct ones. Avocados contain oleic acid, which is a compound found in this fruit's monounsaturated fats. This acid can help your body to feel less hungry. So, try to eat 1/2 an avocado per day to lose weight.

#2 Black Beans

Who knew? A cup of black beans has a huge 15 grams of protein, which helps to keep you feeling full for hours after your meal. Also note that black beans do not contain any saturated fat that you find in most meats.

#3 Oats

Oats have a lot of fiber, so a 1/2 cup serving can make you feel full longer. Also keep in mind that that same 1/2 cup has almost 5 grams of resistant starch, which is a healthy carb that increases the metabolism and burns fat.

#4 Blueberries

Blueberries are known for their ability to keep us looking younger. Also, a cup serving of blueberries has a mere 80 calories. They also contain four grams of fiber so you will stay feeling full.

#5 Broccoli

Cooked or raw broccoli can prevent some types of cancer. It also has a lot of fiber and has just 30 calories per cup. Eating a lot of this cruciferous vegetable will certainly help you to keep off weight.

#6 Brown Rice

Brown rice has more fiber than white rice, and it also contains almost 2 grams of resistant starch per serving, which helps your body to burn fat and increase metabolism.

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Date 4/29/2015
Debra Holbrook
What body? It's gone!! :-)

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