So how can we eat well and still manage to lose weight? The secret lies in eating the right type of food. What is the right type of natural food for weight loss? Fruits and vegetables top the list. Here we will see some of the natural foods that help us to lose weight.
Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
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Fruits and vegetables are the best food to lose weight naturally. Fruits and vegetables contain fewer calories for the amount that we eat. All fruits and vegetables are made up of 90 % water. Water will make us feel full faster and we end up eating less food thereby indirectly helping in weight loss. Eating a variety of fruits and vegetables and eating them according to the season helps. Different colored vegetables and fruits have different vitamins and nutrients and by eating a mix of different fruits and vegetables, we will be able to get a number of different minerals and vitamins. People who ate more fruits and vegetables had lower body mass indexes and smaller waistlines.
Some of the best vegetables for natural weight loss are broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, grapefruit, lettuce, radishes, and spinaches. Some examples of good fruits for weight loss are apples, raspberries, strawberries etc.
Fruits and vegetables not only help weight loss but are also supply us with nutrients, especially disease fighting nutrients.
Broth is prepared by boiling chopped vegetables in water. This is boiled till the vegetables are very soft. This is left for 6 hours or overnight and strained. The strained liquid is heated and can be had with salt and pepper. This liquid is rich in nutrients. It is also easy to digest and filling. It does not contain too many calories and hence is very good for weight loss.
Vegetables can be substituted by meat, grains or fish.
Cinnamon has the property to regulate blood sugar and hence is a useful food for natural weight loss. Cinnamon can be sprinkled on cereals or smoothies for flavor and good health.
Lemon Juice with honey
Drinking a glass of lime juice with a spoon of honey, the first thing in the morning after waking up is one of the oldest and most effective weight loss foods. Lemons are alkaline and is also a good detox. Fresh lime can also be sprinkled on the food or salads for better taste and health.
Fresh Fruit Juices
Most of the fruits and vegetables mentioned above can be made into juices. Fresh Juices like eating fresh vegetables and fruits are very rich in nutrients and antioxidants. They are very satiating and can substitute snacks for effective weight loss.
Shellfish, Avocados, Celery, Apples, Bananas, Cherries and Tomatoes
The above mentioned foods are excellent to burn belly fat. They all are made up of different nutrients which in different ways help us to get rid of the excess fat in the belly.
A few nuts like cashew nuts, almonds, walnuts and pistachios are all good for weight loss especially to rid of the fat in the belly. The nuts are a very tasty option and can be used with cereals or just eaten as snacks. Remember not to use the salted or fried nuts and stick to the recommended daily dosage.
These are some of the food that not only help us to naturally lose weight, but also help to keep us healthy with their wide range of nutrients. A steady and effective weight loss is possible if food if eaten in moderation and when combined with regular exercise