Top 5 Power Foods That Will Help You Lose Weight
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Top 5 Power Foods That Will Help You Lose Weight

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These are the top 5 power foods that will will help you lose weight! Add foods like blueberries, almonds, grapefruit, salmon, kale to your diet for optimal health!
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Top 5 Power Foods That Will Help You Lose Weight

Looking to shed those last few pounds but desperate for something good to eat? We’ve got you covered. Welcome to MsMojo, and today we’ll be counting down our picks for the Top 5 Power Foods That Will Help You Lose Weight.
 
 

#5: Blueberries

 
Sure, they might not scream romance like strawberries, but what they lack in sensuality they make up for with health benefits. For starters, according to USDA researcher Ronald L. Prior, blueberries deliver more antioxidants than any other fruit or vegetable. They go a long way in terms of anti-aging properties, preventing heart disease and cancer. Second, blueberries are low in calories and full of important nutrients. In fact, a one-cup serving only amounts to about 84 calories! This makes them the perfect low- fat snack when you’re craving something sweet. Finally, the anti-inflammatory quality of blueberries make them particularly helpful in reducing muscle pain after exercise. Going for a run? Eat a handful of these bad boys first!

 

#4: Almonds

 
They’re not just good for you, but convenient too! Throw a handful of almonds in a plastic bag or Tupperware container and you’ve got yourself a healthy pick me up on hand at all times. Nuts in general are great for weight loss, but almonds lead the pack. Low in carbs but chock-full of fiber and protein – two things known for reducing hunger – this tiny brown nut is a quick and easy alternative to the many unhealthy snack foods you’re likely to be tempted by. Almonds are also filled with antioxidants. Just make sure to get them with the skin on, as that’s where many of the antioxidants reside.
 

#3: Grapefruit

 
A common theme among the foods found on our list today is that they not only promote weight loss, but also simultaneously deliver a number of long-term health benefits; Grapefruit... is no exception. It all starts with the grapefruit’s ability to lower your body’s insulin levels, which in turn helps curb appetite. One serving, which is roughly one large, half grapefruit, only contains around 53 calories, but when combined with other foods or eaten before a meal, it can help your satiation. Furthermore, grapefruit is loaded with various nutrients and vitamins, including: vitamin C, pectin, folic acid and more. Generally speaking, it is GREAT for heart health. Looks like it’s time to start eating this tangy citrus fruit.

#2: Salmon


 Eating salmon once a week isn’t going to magically make you thinner. But as one of the leanest sources of protein at our disposal, it should be a staple in your healthy weight loss diet. Additionally, salmon is loaded with omega-3 fatty acids, which are known to help lower your blood pressure while helping to prevent heart attack and strokes. Just make sure you aren’t drowning your nutrient-rich dinner in butter or creamy sauces. Instead, try cooking with a variety of herbs and spices … ensuring that your fish is plenty flavorful, but low in calories. Swap out that red meat for a piece of wild Alaskan salmon on the weekly meal plan and your body will thank you.
 

#1: Kale

 Packed with nutrients, low in calories and rather tasty… kale is truly deserving of the label “superfood”. This leafy vegetable is overloaded with vitamins, powerful antioxidants and has low energy density…something that many call crucial weight loss. Much like spinach (another leafy-green power food), kale is versatile, and can be consumed raw, cooked or blended in a smoothie. If that’s not enough to make you swap out potato chips for the baked kale alternative... consider these long-term benefits: kale has been known to lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of cancer. It also contains lutein and zeaxanthin, which help to promote ocular health. All that to say… you should really embrace the green.
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