Ah, warmer weather. Between weekend barbecues, pool parties, and frozen cocktails – summer is a delicious time to be alive. However, for many of us trying to lose weight, summer can be a time when unhealthy foods make their way into our lives, leaving us feeling stuffed and bloated. But there are plenty of alternate summer-y foods that both taste amazing and will keep you on the path to weight loss.
Here are some New Health Kansas favorites:
Made up of 92 percent water, this sweet treat is a summer staple for weight loss. Watermelon is a great way to stay cool and hydrated, even on the hottest summer days. As a bonus, this low-calorie fruit contains natural sugar that helps curb your sweet tooth – making it the perfect option for people looking to slim down.
Stay cool as a cucumber this season by adding this crunchy vegetable to your diet. Another ultra-hydrating food, cucumbers are loaded with inflammation-fighting antioxidants and essential nutrients like vitamins C and K. This low-calorie veggie makes for a great snack for those long summer days.
Eating half of a grapefruit before each meal can lower levels of insulin, a fat-storage hormone, which can help with weight loss. This yummy citrus fruit contains fat-burning enzymes, categorizing it as a weight-loss super food. Grapefruits take more energy to digest, so it helps you burn more calories. This juicy powerhouse also is a good source of protein, vitamin C, folic acid, and potassium.
Whether you're tossing them into your fruit smoothie or just eating them on the go, every time you grab a handful of blueberries, you're actually blasting belly fat and boosting brain power. The high fiber content of this tasty, blue fruit also promotes satiety, as our bodies cannot digest it. As a result, it stays in our stomachs and expands once it absorbs water – giving you that ‘I’m full’ feeling for longer.
With its proven ability to lower cholesterol, curb hunger, and even spot-reduce belly fat, the avocado is arguably one of the best foods for weight loss. In fact, a scoop of guacamole is one of the most effective appetite suppressants; avocados are a great source of healthy fat, and add-on ingredients, like jalapenos, lime juice, and onions, have also been linked to weight loss.
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