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WELL WOMEN OF COLOR | Rosalind Brooks

November 5, 2017 by  
Filed under Extra, Health

Good Foods for Weight Loss

Do you want to shed a few pounds and change your diet — but not sure where to start? If you are searching for foods that are good for weight loss, the list below is a good place to start.

Leafy greens

Kale, collards, spinach and swiss chard have properties that help shed pounds. They are low in calories and carbohydrates but high in fiber. They’re also high in vitamins, minerals, calcium and antioxidants.

Salmon

This oily fish has a significant amount of iodine and omega-3 fatty acids. These ingredients help to reduce inflammation.

Cruciferous vegetables

Compared to other vegetables, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, broccoli and cabbage have plenty of fiber and a decent amount of protein — which is very good for weight loss. They also contain cancer-fighting substances.

Tuna

For a healthy diet, tuna is a great food because you will get high protein and low calories.

Beans

Black beans, lentils, kidney beans and legumes are beneficial for weight loss. These foods are high in protein, fiber and resistant starch.

Avocados

Avocados contain a healthy fat. They also contain a lot of water, potassium and fiber. It is a perfect addition to your salads.

Grapefruit

Research shows that eating a half of a grapefruit before a meal caused weight loss of about 3.5 pounds over 3 months.

To reach your weight loss goals, you should walk daily, plan your meals, be committed, and be patient. It takes time and effort — but it’s worth it!

If you have any questions about how you and your loved ones can stay healthy, send an email to roz@wellwomenofcolor.com. You can also visit the Vegas Roots Community Garden to purchase fresh, life-giving vegetables straight from the source. For more information, go to vegasroots.org.

 

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