December is the season to be jolly. Lots of good food, parties here and there, reunions, drinking and gift giving. However, holiday season is not an excuse to pig out on unhealthy foods. There are certain foods that can aid in losing weight. You can at least add a combination of two or three of these foods in your dishes. Here are some of the best slimming foods you should start buying and eating right now.
Salmon is rich in Omega 3 fatty acids, which makes it good for the heart. The fatty acids also speeds up the metabolic rate.
Apple is a good choice for snacks. It is packed with vitamins, minerals and fiber that provides a feeling of satiety for longer periods.
Spinach contains vitamins A, B, C and K. It is also rich in calcium, which is needed in proper muscle contraction. It is perfect for almost any kinds of dishes and is very low in calorie.
Walnuts make you feel full for longer periods because it is rich in fiber, healthy fat and protein. It can be eaten alone, mixed with other nuts or added to your favorite bowl of salad.
Tomatoes are known for being rich in anti-oxidants, lycopene, and vitamin C. In addition, they are also low in calories and have diuretic properties.
Asparagus speeds up the process of fat burning with its abundant vitamins A and C. It also has diuretic properties, which keeps you from getting bloated.
Broccoli is a favorite addition in oriental dishes. It is rich in vitamins A and C, fiber and folates while providing very low amounts of calories.
Berries contain anti-oxidants and are rich in vitamin C. They also contain high amounts of fiber, which makes them ideal snacks. Fiber rich foods take longer to digest and break down. In addition, they also contain less calories.
Aside from having high amounts of protein, soybeans make it easier to break down fats and convert them as fuel for the body.
Garlic can be easily added to almost any dish. It is thermogenic, thereby increasing metabolism at a higher rate.
Whole grains provide energy without spiking your blood sugar levels. They provide a slow and steady release of fuel, which prevents increase in insulin levels.
Did you know that vitamin D helps burn fat faster? Mushroom contains high amounts of the fat-soluble vitamin.
Avocados contain monounsaturated fatty acids, which is good for burning off fat cells. Enjoy it as a smoothie, fresh, or as guacamole dip.
Eggs are perfect for breakfast because it is rich in protein, which makes you feel full for a longer period. In addition, eggs are rich in Vitamin B12, which helps break down fat cells faster.
Vinegar helps stabilize blood sugar levels. Therefore, it prevents sugar crash that can result to carb overloading.
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