10 Foods That Will Help You Slim Down

10 Foods That Will Help You Slim Down

Fluctuating weight can be a women’s biggest fear. Most women are unsure of consistent methods to lose weight, below you will find a list of foods rich in fiber and protein that will help your body to feel full.

Fiber has many benefits to the body.

·         Helps maintain bowel movement

·         Helps control blood sugar level

·         Lowers cholesterol

·         A high-fiber diet may lower your risk of hemorrhoids

To get the fiber your body needs, you should include these delicious high-fiber foods:

Apples

Apples are loaded with fiber! An apple a day keeps the doctors away.

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Broccoli

Broccoli is a type of cruciferous vegetable, and also the most nutritious food on the planet. It has vitamin C, iron and manganese to name a few. Contains 2.4 grams per cup.

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Brown Rice

Everyone loves white rice, it’s no good for you. One cup of cooked white rice only contains a half gram of fiber versus brown rice that contains 3.5 grams of fiber per cup. “Eating good; vegetarian with the brown rice” – Kanye said it best!

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Carrots

One small carrot contains on average 1.4 grams of fiber. It is Bugs Bunny’s favorite; it should be yours too!

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Sweet Potato

Ladies when you have a baked potato (with skin) instead of a bag of potato chips, you’re not only eating fewer calories, but you’re less likely to feel hungry. Sweet Potato has around 6 grams of fiber per baked potato which gives you only 160 calories. Yes, I mentioned sweet potato, that doesn’t mean the Patti LaBelle sweet potato pie, unless it’s a cheat day.

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Protein also has benefits to the body, below are just a few.

·         Helps improve muscle mass

·         Promotes healthy brain function and learning

·         Helps with maintaining strong bones

·         Slow aging and promote longevity

 

The power of protein is an extremely important component, below you will find the top protein foods:

Fish – (Cod, Tuna, Salmon)

Studies have found that people who eat fish on a regular basis are less likely to die of heart attack. You should consume 250 milligrams per day of the omega-3 fatty acids. If you eat salmon or tuna, you can actually get a week’s supply of an eight-ounce portion

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Yogurt and Milk/Soymilk

Not only does yogurt taste delicious, but is also the most common natural remedy for yeast infections. A container of yogurt with 6 ounces has about 17 grams of protein. Milk/soymilk contains almost every single nutrient your body needs. 1 cup of milk contains 8 grams of protein. 

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Lean Turkey and Chicken

Women are required to eat a minimum of 46 grams and if you’re pregnant you will need 71 grams of protein each day. Chicken and Turkey breast both contain all the essential amino acids your body requires on a daily basis.

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Mixed Nuts

Nuts like almonds, cashews, peanuts and walnuts add lots of protein and unsaturated fats to your diet. Almonds are ranked the highest-protein nuts, if you consume almonds frequently it will help lower your cholesterol. Cashews have plenty of iron, zinc and trace minerals. Peanuts contain less sugar and are considered one of the nuts to boost your energy. Peanuts are high in protein and antioxidants.

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Egg

Egg white contains over 40 kinds of protein. Eggs are a rich source of vitamins, including A, E and K. Eggs also has valuable minerals like zinc, iron and calcium. It is EGGGs-actly what your body needs to build muscle.

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There are tons of different recommendations by various nutritionists, experts, and dietitians who offer tips and tricks. Most important ladies you still have to exercise, working out is also equally important for the body.

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