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WEIGHT-LOSS FOODS

Can certain foods really help you eliminate toxins, banish bloat, and shed fat? The research says yes! Slim down this year with these nine options:


Grapefruit, like lemons (see below), is known for reducing bloat, aiding detox, and slimming the belly. Even the smell of grapefruit can reduce appetite and stimulate metabolism. Grapefruit is also high in nootkatone, a compound that’s been shown to reduce overall weight and abdominal fat. In one study, people who ate half a grapefruit before meals lost more weight than a control group, and also improved insulin resistance.

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