Beans: That includes chickpeas, lentils, soybeans, peanuts and just plain old beans. You can easily add them to your soup or salad. They are literally packed with nutrients that will help assist your body in staying healthy. Your body will notice the additional manganese, folate, potassium, magnesium, iron and protein you added to your diet. Also, the extra fiber and complex carbohydrates will help keep your blood sugar levels stabilized, keeping your hunger pangs at bay!
Almonds: It’s also a great source of monounsaturated fats, which can decrease your risk of heart disease. Next time you see some almonds, grab a few and enjoy the nuttiness of this crunchy snack.
Bell Peppers: One bell pepper is only 35 calories and has tons of vitamin A, B6, C and folic acid! So, it’s a healthy snack and it lowers your risk of heart disease!
Broccoli: You were told to always eat your broccoli and for good reason, but turns out that it’s a great source of vitamin C and it’s low in calories. It also contains phytonutrient sulforaphane, which helps your body clear potential carcinogenic toxins and prevents tumors.
Citrus Fruits: You can choose from a range of citrus fruits like oranges, limes, lemons or grapefruits for your source of vitamin C and potassium. The potassium will boost your heart health and regulate your blood pressure. Grapefruit especially has been connected to weight loss, because it helps your body to regulate its sugar levels.
Olive Oil: Yes, it’s not a food exactly, but it can be cooked with many foods and is a healthier option when cooking. It has been shown to prevent not only obesity, but also metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes
Grapes: These sometimes sweet or sour fruits give your body the antioxidants that it needs to protective your heart. If you’re having blood pressure problems, make sure that you have a snack of grapes
Blueberries: These tart, small berries are brimming with fiber to curb your hunger. It also contains anthocyanin to help reduce your risk of cancer, vision loss and heart disease. It’ll help you lose weight and keep your body from harm!
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