Weight Loss Foods 31 to 43

31. Pears: Just one pear packs 15% of your daily recommended amount of fiber. One study found that women who ate three pears a day consumed fewer calories and lost more weight than those who didn’t. Ditch the peeler though; the skin is where all that filling fiber is hiding!
32. Lemons: There are many health benefits of lemons that have been known for centuries. The two biggest are lemons’ strong antibacterial, antiviral, and immune-boosting powers and their use as a weight loss aid because lemon juice is a digestive aid and liver cleanser. Lemons contain many substances–notably citric acid, calcium, magnesium, vitamin C, bioflavonoids, pectin, and limonene–that promote immunity and fight infection.
33 - peaches
33. Peaches: These little orange colored jewels are high in fiber and produce a full feeling for those looking for tasty snacks. Additionally, they’re made up of 80% water which helps flush your system out.
34 - broccoli
34. Broccoli:  Broccoli is high in the vitamin C our bodies need to effectively absorb the calcium we eat. And studies indicate that calcium aids in weight loss. Plus, broccoli also has phytochemicals that boost immunity and protect against disease–all while being very low in calories!
35 - grapefruit
35. Grapefruit: Turns out there may be some good research to back up grapefruit’s reputation as a fat fighter. In a 2004 study at the Scripps Clinic in La Jolla, California, researchers investigated the effect of grapefruit on weight loss and found that eating half a grapefruit before a meal can actually help people drop weight. The researchers studied the effect of grapefruit capsules, grapefruit juice and real grapefruit. All three seemed to help, but the folks eating the real grapefruit got the best results.
36 - red wine
36. Red wine: The research shows enjoying the odd glass of Merlot may be less of a guilty pleasure and have an additional benefit. Scientists have revealed a compound found in red wine can help control obesity. The substance, called piceatannol, delays the generation of young fat cells and prevents them from growing into mature fat cells. The compound blocks insulin’s ability to activate genes that carry out further stages of fat cell formation. The heart-healthy agent found in the grape-based beverage is also thought to protect the body from heart and neurodegenerative diseases and cancer.
 37 - kidney beans
37. Kidney beans: Red beans are very low in calories. What calories they do have are dedicated mostly to vitamins and minerals. Red kidney beans are filled with dietary fiber, protein, and have 99 percent of vitamin B9, 14 percent of calcium, 64 percent of iron, 38 percent of magnesium and a minor amount of zinc. All of these vitamins and minerals are essential to your body’s functioning. When your body is functioning properly, it will also digest food easier and have a higher metabolic rate.
 39 - eggs
38. Eggs: Trade your morning bagel for an egg breakfast and tip the scale in your favor. A 2008 study in the International Journal of Obesity found that overweight adults who ate two eggs for breakfast (as part of a low-calorie diet) consumed fewer calories later in the day, compared with those who ate the same calorie’s worth of bagels. After 8 weeks, the egg group lost 65% more weight and reduced their waistlines by 34% more than bagel eaters.
 40 - dark chocolate
39. Dark chocolate: Dark chocolate is full of MUFAs (monounsaturated fats); studies show eating a diet high in these healthy fats can rev your metabolism to burn fat and calories. It may also help by curbing cravings for salt, sweet, or fatty diet-wreckers.
 41 - apples
40. Apples: Eating an apple before mealtime can lower your intake of calories during your dining — and the amount is significant. Appetite magazine concluded that consuming an apple before lunch can decrease your caloric ingestion at the meal by about 15%. The study showed that those who curbed their appetite with an apple before lunch ingested 185 calories less during the meal. That alone could lead to shedding 1.5 pounds (0.7 kg) per month and 20 pounds (9 kg) per year. If you nosh on an apple before dinner, as well, the gains could potentially double.
42 - potatoes
41. Potatoes: If you are trying to lose weight by cutting calories, adding sweet potatoes to your diet may help you get a maximum amount of nutrition. Although a sweet potato contains only about 112 calories, none of which are from fat, it has 2 grams of protein and more than 100 percent of your recommended daily intake of vitamin A, a nutrient that helps your eyes, bones and immune system stay healthy.
42. Oranges: Not just rich in Fibre, the high vitamin C content of oranges is conducive to fat burning. Vitamin C promotes the production of Carnitine in the body which oxidizes fatty acids (breaks them down/burns fat). Preferably eat your oranges fresh rather then in supplement form or juice. The fruit is highest in fiber and a filling and sweet satisfying end to meals.
 44 - papaya
43. Papaya: Papayas can be eaten raw or cooked. They are fleshy with a sweet tart taste, and make a great addition to your yogurt. A cup of papaya has only about 55 calories with 3 grams of fiber. Papayas are high in vitamin A and C, folate and potassium. This fruit also has papain, a unique natural enzyme. This enzyme can help promote faster transit of food through your gut, which makes papaya a great aid to weight loss.