FOODSTHAT FIGHT FAT
“Choosing lean beef as a source of protein canactually be a calorie-saver,” says Sutter Health ClinicalDietitian Julie McAllister. “A 3-ounce serving of lean beef providesthe same amount of protein as 1½ cups of beans, but with half the calories. Its nutrients such as protein, iron and B-vitaminshelp to maintain a healthy weight and build muscle.
Eggs are full of protein, but many people don’t eat theyolk (thus making eggs an incomplete protein source), dueto their fear of fat and cholesterol. By doing this,you’re throwing out the most nutritious part of theegg! The egg yolk contains 43 percent of the total egg protein and has the highestconcentration of nutrients and aminoacids required for optimal brain function.
Oatmeal is a whole-graincereal low in fat and calories, hasno cholesterol and carries many health benefits
stemming from the ber content, including a reduced risk
of developing heart disease. A serving of uncookedrolled oats contains 3g of fat, which is 5 percentof your recommended daily intake for fat.
Wild salmon is apowerful food to include in your dietbecause it contains Omega-3 essentialfatty acids, which deliver a wide range
of health benets. It’s low in saturated fat
Americans spend an estimated $42 billion per year on weight loss foods, products and services, many of which don’t even work. And with the endless number of food options available, we often choose what is convenient and comforting instead of what’s healthy. It’s time to go back-to-basics and take a closer look at the types
of food we choose to fuel our bodies. We’ve compiled a list of 20 foods to help you ght hunger, boost your
metabolism and ultimately, lose weight. And guess what? These foods deliver health bonuses, too!
Battle thebulge andward off disease withthe foodsin yourkitchen!
By Rochelle Marapao
and calories, but high in protein. Besides preventing excessiveweight gain, wild salmon prevents high cholesterol, lowers highblood pressure and promotes eye health.
Apples are low in calories and high in ber with
barely any fat and almost no sodium. They are also full of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals that increase vitality andenergy. Best of all, apples are delicious and satisfying.
Buckwheat pasta is high in ber and unlike
most carbohydrates, it has lots of good protein. Secondly, it’sslowly digested, making it even out the insulin levelsand the blood sugar which, in turn, helps controlsugar cravings.
Packed with antioxidants
and phytoavinoids, blueberries are
high in potassium and vitamin C, makingthem the top choice of doctors and nutritionists.Not only can they lower your risk of heart disease
and cancer, they are also anti-inammatory.
Almond butter tastes delicious andis rich in monounsaturated fats, which reduce levelsof cholesterol and decrease the risk of heart ailments. Other
benets include lowering blood pressure and helping to control
blood sugar. Almond butter is also rich in antioxidants andvitamin E.
Pomegranates are a great source of vitamin C,a proven immunity booster. Studies show that the tannins in