Here are 12 key super foods for weight loss:

Try to incorporate two or three of these foods into each of your meals and at least one of them into each snack.

  • Diversify your food at every meal to get a combination of protein, carbohydrates, and fat.
  • Sneak a little protein into each snack.

A - Almonds and other nuts (with skins intact) Superpowers Builds muscle, reduces cravings  Fights Obesity, heart disease, muscle loss, wrinkles, cancer, high blood pressure

B - Beans and legumes Superpowers Builds muscle, helps burn fat, regulates digestion  Fights Obesity, colon cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure

S - Spinach and other green vegetables Superpowers Neutralizes free radicals, molecules that accelerate the aging process  Fights Cancer, heart disease, stroke, obesity, osteoporosis

D - Dairy products (fat-free or low-fat milk, yogurt, cheese) Superpowers Builds strong bones, fires up weight loss  Fights Osteoporosis, obesity, high blood pressure, cancer

I - Instant oatmeal (unsweetened, unflavored) Superpowers Boosts energy, reduces cholesterol, maintains blood sugar levels  Fights Heart disease, diabetes, colon cancer, obesity

E - Eggs  Superpowers Builds muscle, burns fat  Fights Obesity

T - Turkey and other lean meats  Superpowers Builds muscle, strengthens immune system  Fights Obesity, various diseases

P - Peanut butter Superpowers Boosts testosterone, builds muscle, burns fat  Fights Obesity, muscle loss, wrinkles, cardiovascular disease

O - Olive oil Superpowers Lowers cholesterol, boosts immune system  Fights Obesity, cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure

W - Whole-grain breads and cereals Superpowers Prevents body from storing fat  Fights Obesity, cancer, high blood pressure, heart disease

E - Extra-protein (whey) powder Superpowers Builds muscle, burns fat  Fights Obesity

R - Raspberries and other berries Superpowers Protects heart; enhances eyesight; improves balance, coordination, and short-term memory; prevents cravings  Fights Heart disease, cancer, obesity  Source: Women's Health Magazine


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