7 Foods That Do the Weight-Loss Work for You

June 18, 2014 at 11:28 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website, its 7 Foods That Do the Weight-Loss Work for You.

 

7 Foods That Do the Weight-Loss Work for You EatingWell2

 

Want to lose weight? Try increasing your daily fiber intake in the form of nutrient-rich high-fiber foods.
Why fiber? Recent research in the Journal of Nutrition suggests eating more fiber as a way to prevent weight gain or even encourage weight loss. Over the course of the two-year study, the researchers found that boosting fiber by 8 grams for every 1,000 calories resulted in about 4 ½ pounds of weight lost.

Try it for yourself. If you’re consuming 2,000 calories per day, aim to increase your fiber by 16 grams. Here are 7 fiber-rich foods that help do the weight-loss work for you.

 
Apples
A medium apple (3-inch diameter) contains 4 grams of fiber; a large apple (3¼-inch diameter) has 5. Apples also offer a bit of vitamin C and potassium…..

 
Green Beans
One cup boasts 4 grams of fiber, plus a healthy dose (30% daily value) of skin-helping vitamin C…..

 
Sweet Potatoes
A medium-size baked sweet potato (2 inches wide, 5 inches long…a little larger than your computer mouse), skin included, offers 5 grams of fiber—for just 103 calories. It’s also a nutrition powerhouse: providing 438% daily value of eye-healthy vitamin A (eat these foods to help you see more clearly), 37% daily value of vitamin C, plus some potassium, vitamin E, iron, magnesium and phytochemicals like beta carotene, lutein and zeaxanthin…..

 
* Click the link below to get all 7 Foods That Do the Weight-Loss Work for You, along with the recipes.

 
http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/weight_loss_diet_plans/diet_exercise_tips/7_foods_that_do_the_weight_loss_work_for_you?sssdmh=dm17.741998&utm_source=EWDNL&esrc=nwewd060914

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