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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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Protein Good for Heart

Protein offers more versatile protection from the heart attackers when compare to other food groups.

Here what to consider:

1. Eat more fish
Fish like salmon and tuna are rich in omegas-3. Omega-3 fatty acids that keep heart rhythm steady and discourage blood clotting.

2. Poultry
Poultry like chicken and turkey are low in artery-clogging saturated fat. They are much healthier than their red meat counterpart (beef and pork).

3. Beans
 Beans are not only rich in high-quality proteins but are also one of nature’s richest sources of soluble fiber, which whisks cholesterol out of your body and helps hold blood sugar levels steady.

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Eat Protein to Boost Energy at Work

Tired at Work

Tired at Work

Are you easily feeling tired at work in your office?

Before you start thinking making yourself a cup of stronger dose of caffeined coffee, let me tell you one thing that you can do to boost your enery, without drinking too much coffee.

The main reason people easily feel tired and sometimes fatigue is because of the lack of protein. You see, we all know that our body needs protein to build up, maintain, and replace the tissues in our body.

Other than that, protein too is essential in making hemoglobin, the part of red blood cells that carries oxygen to every part of our body. The more red blood cells in our body, the more red blood cells that carries oxygen run through our brain, the more alert we beocome.

Protein from animal sources, such as meat and milk, is called complete, because it contains all nine of the essential amino acids. Most vegetable protein is considered incomplete because it lacks one or more of the essential amino acids. This can be a concern for someone who doesn’t eat meat or milk products. But people who eat a vegetarian diet can still get all their essential amino acids by eating a wide variety of protein-rich vegetable foods.

How do you ensure yourself that you have more protein intake while at your desk?

If you’re looking for mental energy and alertness, tuck into an egg at breakfast and munch on a protein-rich snack mid-afternoon. Pack some almonds and nuts for a quick and convenient protein snack. You can enjoy it while sitting at your desk.

Eating Protein-rich Sandwich

Eating Protein-rich Sandwich

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