Lose weight: The 6 green foods to lose weight

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Not all fruits and vegetables are loaded with nutrients that can burn fat, even if they are good for you. These 6 vegetables really are and they will help you lose weight.

Green cabbage

This high-fiber vegetable goes great with lean protein such as chicken breast, lean ground turkey or tofu . You read that: make this green vegetable the star of your plate – it’s full of fiber, vitamin C, folate, and manganese – and you’ll feel fuller sooner and less tempted by a second plate or dessert. An easy recipe? Slice a small head of cabbage very thinly and season with a little olive oil, vinegar, honey, salt and pepper.

Lawyers

The lawyers provide a healthy dose of monounsaturated fatty acid, known to melt abdominal fat, and 20 essential nutrients such as fiber, potassium, vitamin E and folic acid. A study by the American Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC ) indicates that people who eat it frequently eat better overall, eat less sugar, and have a lower BMI and waist circumference. A new study from the University of California at Los Angeles found that participants who crowned their hamburger with a slice of avocado were less prone to inflammation and reduced blood flow than those who ate their hamburgers without a lawyer . Not too tempted? So, put it in your smoothies; the avocado will give them body and a creamy texture.

Pumpkin seeds

These small green bites are loaded with essential minerals such as iron, phosphorus and magnesium and are an excellent source of zinc. Throw a handful of these delicious roasted pumpkin seeds on a good soup or nibble them as a mid-morning snack. If you can not find one, pistachios are an excellent substitute. These small, green-fleshed nuts are rich in antioxidants and their consumption has already been linked with a reduced risk of heart disease. The extra effort of opening the shell helps with weight management as it slows down and can prevent you from eating too much.

Green peppers

The peppers greens are full of vitamin C, a real fat burner. Studies show that people with vitamin C deficiencies will store more fat, so eating fruits and vegetables rich in vitamin C can help your body get into weight loss mode. Since vitamin C also helps the body absorb iron, do not hesitate to pair this vegetable with iron-rich foods such as beef, salmon, chicken or spinach. A snack idea quickly made and good for the line? Put a spoon of low-fat ricotta on a slice of pepper, pepper, munch!

Kale

This nutrient is rich leafy vegetable with a less pronounced flavor than cabbage really deserves its superfood status. It is packed with calcium, a nutrient that research has already associated with reducing waist circumference. It also contains iron and lutein (good for the eyes) and is versatile enough to replace other vegetables in a soup. An excellent snack: bake kale leaves washed and lightly salted about 10 minutes, and you’ll get a delicious healthy substitute for potato chips.

Lime

This extraordinary citrus is not only good to accompany your cocktails since it is also associated with weight loss. Choose green lemons with shiny skin and a deep green, firm and heavy for their size. For a dessert that is both simple and healthy, grate the zest of two limes, then mix them with their juice and 750 ml (3 cups) of light coconut milk and 125 ml (1/2 cup) of honey. Blend, pour into a bowl and put in the freezer until frozen. Lime is also the best way to decorate a glass of ice water or – or a light beer.

Dr. Monika Mathur

Ph.D Yale University

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