Which Healthy Green Foods Help You Lose Weight?
All green foods aren’t fully loaded with fat releasing nutrients, but these power picks are here:
Avocados – Provide a healthy dose of belly fat-melting monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs) as well as 20 essential nutrients, including fiber, potassium, Vitamin E, and folic acid. Not a fan? Blend them to smoothies and you’ll also add body and creamy texture.
Kale – This nutrient-dense green, with a subdued, cabbage flavor, is superfood royalty. It’s chock full of fat releasing calcium, which research has linked to slimmer waistlines, It’s also got iron and lutein and is versatile enough to use in soups in place of other greens. A great snack: Bake washed kale in the oven for 10 minutes with a sprinkle of sea salt as a healthier alternative to potato chips.
Limes – Not just a drink garnish, this incredibly versatile citrus fruit has also been linked to weight loss. Choose limes that are firm and heavy for their size, with glossy skin and a deep green color. Limes are also the easiest way to jazz up a glass of ice water or coconut water.
Pumpkin Seeds – These tasty green morsels burst with essential minerals like iron, phosphorus, and magnesium, and are also a great source of zinc. Try sprinkling a handful of the toasted seeds on your salad or simply as a mid-morning snack. These green nuts are filled with antioxidants, and have been linked to a decrease in heart disease. The extra effort it takes to open each one also helps with weight management, because it slows down snacking and may help prevent overeating.
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