photo cred – tumblr
Great source of fibre and will aid in the metabolization of foods. Broccoli is also a source of IC3, which actually suppresses the production of estrogen which encourages weight-loss in women.
photo cred – tumblr
Essentially composed of 80% water, acts like a diuretic, and aids in the breakdown of fat cells. Cucumbers also help eliminate excess fluids in the body promoting weight-loss. Bonus: Increased energy levels due to a compound called Tartrate acid.
photo cred – foodfuck
Contains less saturated fat than other types of protein meats. It is low in calories per serving size compared to other lean meats such as turkey and chicken and also contains omega-3 fatty acids which the body cannot produce itself.
photo cred – thefoodarchivist
4. Brown Rice
Relatively lower in energy density. Brown rice is lower in energy density because of the higher fibre content it contains; so it is able to fill you up with fewer calories.
photo cred – beautifulpicturesofhealthyfood
A natural diuretic. Although this will make your pee stinky – asparagus is about 4 calories per spear. It contains no fat, no sodium but tons of vitamins and minerals such as iron, potassium, calcium etc.
photo cred – goddesselune
Aids in digestion and cleans out the liver. Bonus: They boost the immune system because they are fight off viruses and bacteria.
photo cred – the-more-u-know
7. Apple Cider Vinegar
Promotes fat loss and keeps appetite at bay. Bonus: It helps clear up skin.
photo cred – salamnamasteindia
8. Herbs & Spices
Boosts metabolism and immune system. Spices and herbs have also been linked to help significantly lower blood pressure, bad cholesterol, and increase glucose metabolism.
photo cred – careeningsegue
9. Chili Peppers
Shown to increase the body’s heat production and oxygen consumption which means you are burning extra calories. Hot peppers are also rich with phytonutrients, they reduce inflammation, and are a great source of Vitamin K.
photo cred – foodffs
Spinach helps promote weight-loss because of its health benefits. All around spinach (and other leafy greens) contain many vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals. Basically, spinach is a source of protein, calcium, vitamin C, antioxidants, vitamin E, lipoic acid, folic acid, lutein, and fibre. 1 cup of raw spinach is only 7 calories – which helps you feel full longer.
photocred – yummyinmytumbly
11. Green Beans
Known for its dietary fibre and mineral fluoride – green beans are great for munching on to lose unwanted pounds. They are also very low in calories and relatively inexpensive.
photo cred – food52
Proven to assist in getting rid of belly fat because it stabilizes blood sugar, lipids, and cholesterol. However, simply consuming ginger won’t result in fat loss, an overall healthy lifestyle would need to be taken in effect.
photo cred – confectionerybliss
13. Green Tea
Some studies show that an active ingredient called EGCG promotes weight loss. Green tea is also filled with antioxidants preventing cancer. Having a cup of decaffeinated green tea before bed will help you sleep better because it has a natural chemical called theanine which provides a calming effect on the body.
photo cred – happyvibes-happylives
Proven to reduce insulin levels. Insulin is a hormone that regulates sugar in the body and an excess of insulin (or sugar) will lead to weight gain.
photo cred – juicypooh
15. Flaxseed Oil
Known for preventing and fighting disease. Flaxseed oils contain fiber, omega-3-essential fatty acids, and reduces water retention.