Weight Loss Foods 21 to 30

21 - quinoa
21. Quinoa: Expert nutrionist Fiona Hunter says: ‘Quinoa has a low GI and contains around almost twice as much protein as rice and almost three times more protein than couscous, which makes it good choice for anyone watching their weight because protein rich foods help you feel full quicker and stay feeling full for longer. In fact, quinoa contains so much protein that the World Health Organization equates the protein levels in quinoa to the amount found in milk. It also contains useful amounts of phosphorus, calcium, iron, vitamin E and B group vitamins as well as fibre.
 22 - couscous
22. Cous cous: Cous cous is an excellent source of carbohydrate. As a low fat and low calorie grain, it converts to glucose more slowly than refined carbohydrates such as white bread, encouraging energy rather than lethargy. It also swells in the stomach, which means we fill up more quickly and tend not to eat so much. Instead of adding butter – which is fattening – try adding lemon juice – a good source of vitamin C.
23 - sunflower seeds
23. Sunflower Seeds: They contain Vitamin E, a potent anti-oxidant that can protect the body from harmful traveling free radicals that trigger cardiovascular disease, strokes, various types of cancer and other illnesses. Linoleic acid, an essential fatty acid, is plentiful in these particular seeds, helping to boost your body’s metabolic rate so you can burn fat more efficiently. It also helps you to control your weight, and maintain healthy cholesterol, triglyceride, and insulin levels. Decreasing abdominal fat and aiding muscle development are two bonuses you will receive from the linoleic acid that is found in the seeds. This is a strong weapon to use for your fat burning goal.
 24 - yoghurt
24. Yogurt: Researchers found that obese adults who ate three servings of fat-free yogurt a day as part of a reduced-calorie diet lost 22% more weight and 61% more body fat than those who simply cut calories and didn’t bone up on calcium. Yogurt eaters also lost 81% more fat in the stomach area than non-yogurt eaters. “Not only did yogurt help the study participants lose more weight — the average weight loss was 14 pounds (6,35 kg) — they were about twice as effective at maintaining lean muscle mass,” says researcher Michael Zemel, PhD, professor of nutrition at the University of Tennessee, in a news release. “This is a critical issue when dieting — you want to lose fat, not muscle. Muscle helps burn calories, but it is often compromised during weight loss.”
25 - mackerel
25. Mackerel: Oily fish are cold water fish, such as salmon, mackerel, trout , sardines and fresh tuna (not tinned tuna though, as the processing removes the good fats). But these fish are worth the additional calories, as the fat they contain is the good type of essential fat called Omega 3. Our bodies can’t make this type of fatty acid, so we need to include it in our diet. There are many health benefits to eating Omega 3 fats and new ones are being found all the time. Omega 3 fats are also anti-inflammatory and can reduce inflammation in the body and its associated pain.
 26 - salmon
26. Salmon: Lean sources of protein help you feel full without adding fat. However, 50% of women ages 18 to 50 don’t know if they get enough of this essential nutrient. Up your intake with salmon; it’s a leaner choice than red meat and is chock-full of MUFAs (monounsaturated fats) to boot. A 2008 study found that dieters eating a MUFA-rich diet lost an average of 9 pounds (4 kg), while their low-fat diet counterparts gained, on average, 6 (2,7 kg).
 27 - pineapple
27. Pineapple: One slice of pineapple contains 40 calories from fruit sugar, and contains no fat or protein. It contain fiber, Vitamin C, Manganese and other antioxidants. The fiber will help to fill you up as will the water content. Manganese is good for strengthening bones. There is also Pectin, which coupled with Vitamin C prevents bloating. Also contains water, and you know water is really healthy. It also contains Bromelain, which promotes muscle strength and muscle elasticity, and is known to prevent the onset of cellulite.
 28 - celery
28. Celery: Did you know that Celery boosts metabolism? A faster metabolism will cause your body to burn more calories even without exercising. Even if you don’t exercise at all, the acceleration of your metabolism will use much more energy, and much more fat. So, if you can have a celery snack once or twice a day, between your cleanse for life drinks, you’ll be doing your body a huge favor by accelerating your metabolism and promoting weight loss.
29 - lentils
29. Lentils: In addition to the specific nutritional benefits, lentils can make a big difference as a whole, too. A diet high in whole grains and legumes may boost weight loss, and lentils’ slow-burning protein and fiber may be to thank. One study found legumes can keep those bellies full an extra 2 to 4 hours, potentially making them a key to controlling appetite and slimming down. Plus, each little lentil is packed with cholesterol-reducing soluble dietary fiber.
30 - black pepper
30. Black pepper: A study, published in ACS’ Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, shows the main substance in black pepper, known as piperine, can stop the formation of new fat cells. Piperine is the substance in black pepper responsible for its pungency. The amount of piperine varies from 1-2% in long pepper, to 5-9% in the white and black peppers. Study results showed that piperine reduces fat levels in the bloodstream and has other beneficial health rewards, such as antioxidant properties.