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Eat Whole Grains to Lose More Weight

Whole grains control body weight better

Harvard University researchers who, after more than 8 years of analysing the diets of more than 30,000 people , discovered that those who ate whole grains daily weighed 2.5 pounds less than those who ate only refined-grain foods.

The antioxidants in whole grains help control inflammation and insulin. Thus eating whole grains won’t cause spiking in blood sugar inside our body.

As extra wonder, whole grains also strengthen your heart, helping you live longer.

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Lose Weight with Nuts

Nuts Help You to Lose More Weight

Nuts are packed with monounsaturated fatty acids that lower your risk of heart disease and diabetes.

According to researchers from Georgia Southern University, eating a high-protein nuts such as almonds increases your calorie burn.

New York Presbyterian Hospital discovered that just 1 ounce of almonds boosts vitamin E levels, increasing memory and cognitive performance.

Those who like to eat pistachios tend to lose 10 to 12 pounds, on average after eating them for 3 months.

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Obese People Likely to Injure Knee

American Joural of Preventive Medicine, 2007 reported that obese people are 20 times more likely than lean people to tear their knee cartilage.

You have been warned!

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Lose Weight Drinking Soup

Veg food soup

Veg food soup

Who know that drinking soup could help you to lose weight?

Researchers in Great Britain say that eating soup–rather than a solid meal plus a drink–may help dieters lose weight.

How?

It has something to do with the way our stomach handles water.

When water and solids are blended together into a soup the whole mixture stays in the stomach, and people feel fuller for longer.

When you feel full, the body has slowed the production of ghrelin, the hunger hormone, and people tend to eat less overall which can lead to weight loss.

Source: How soup can help you lose weight, BBC News, UK

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Eat more of These Foods to Shed Pounds

Are you skeptical that eating more can actually help you to lose weight?

Well, don’t be!

These foods will help you to lose weight in no time.

1. More protein
Research has found that eating a reasonable amount of protein instead of carbohydrates can indeed encourage weight loss.

Your body has to work harder to digest proteins than it does with carbohydrates and fats, so protein actually burns more calories. Moreover, because it takes a while to digest, it also makes you feel full longer.

2. Eggs
According to the study at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center of Louisiana State University System, volunteers in the study who substantially cut calories from their diets while eating egg breakfasts lost an average of six pounds in eight weeks, reduced their waist measurements 83 percent more, comparing to those who eat bagel for breakfast.

3. More fats
Eating more fats doesn’t necessary mean you’re putting more pounds to your weight.

Christine L. Pelkman, assistant professor of nutrition at the State University of New York at Buffalo conducted a study, which showed that subjects who consumed 33 percent of their calories from fat (many of them from nuts) lost the same amount of weight as those whose diets were only 18 percent fat.

Like protein, fat increases satiety, that pleasantly full feeling that signals us to put the fork down.

Eat more foods that are unsaturated fats like olives and olive oil, nuts, legumes, and fatty fish like salmon.

4. Drink more water
Drink more water increase your body metabolic rate and thus, help you burn more fats.

5. Eat more fruits
Fruit consists mostly of water and fiber, so it fills you up without adding a lot of calories.

In a six-year study at Laval Hospital Research Centre at Laval University in Quebec, people who increased their fruit intake—whole fruit only, not juice—put on less weight than those who ate little or no fruit.

Therefore, eat more fruits such as grapefruit and apples. Skip fruit juice because you’ll get less what whole fruit has to offer.

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Blueberries Ward Off Diabetes, Heart Disease – New Reasearch

Blueberries

Blueberries

In a recent study supported by the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council, researchers found that a heart-healthy diet that includes blueberries may help ward off belly fat, high cholesterol, and high blood sugar.

Experts point out that the antioxidants found in blueberries are also found in other berries and dark-colored fruit, such as red grapes and cherries.

Source: Blueberries are good for the heart, study hints, Reuters, UK

Related articles with blueberries as healthy food:

1. Best Food for Flat Belly

2. Berry Good as Anti-Aging Food

3. Top Five Foods for Healthy Skin

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Weight-loss tip — Eat Foods High in Volume and Low in Calories

How to feel full by eating less?
By consuming fewer calories, and at the same time you can lose weight over time and keep it off.

Two factors play an important role in what makes food less calorie packed and more filling:

Water. Many fruits and vegetables are high in water, which provides volume but not calories. Grapefruit, for example, is about 90 percent water and has just 38 calories in a half-fruit serving. Carrots are about 88 percent water and have only 52 calories in 1 cup.

Fiber. High-fiber foods — such as vegetables, fruits and whole grains — not only provide volume, but also take longer to digest, making you feel full longer.

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