Berries – Fruit and dessert – try blackberries, raspberries and strawberries –as they reduce inflammation and stop belly fat. Berries are excellent sources of vitamin C, carotenes, carotenoids, zinc, potassium, iron, calcium and magnesium.
Grapefruit – Lose weight and lower your cholesterol with grapefruit. The vitamin C in the grapefruit and the fact that grapefruit contain soluble fiber (the kind that dissolves in the stomach and takes longer to digest) helps you feel full on fewer calories.
Nuts – Satisfy your hunger with nuts! Eating about a quarter cup of almonds for 6 months resulted in a 62% greater reduction in weight and BMI than a diet that didn’t include nuts, according to a recent study.
Salmon – Packed with muscle – building protein, salmon helps speed up your metabolism and allows you to burn more calories even when you are at your desk or driving. Omega – 3s may also help reduce fat storage by lowering cortisol levels (scientists have yet to confirm how). The American Heart Association suggests eating at least two servings of fish per week for heart health.
Sweet Potatoes – Well known as “super foods,” sweet potatoes are rich in antioxidants, which help to stabilize blood sugar levels and lower insulin resistance, preventing excess calories from being converted to fat around the midsection.
Whole Grains – Whole grains contain more fiber, which helps you feel full longer and can decrease your daily calorie consumption.