Friday, July 2, 2010


Fiber is fundamental to digestion and proper assimilation of consumed. Did you know that simply adding an extra 6g of fiber per day to your diet will be enough to help you start losing weight again.

Here are three specific fiber-rich foods have been shown in research to help you lose weight and are easy to add to your diet.

#1 - Black Beans
A half-can of black beans gives you over 15 grams of protein, and Men's Fitness rated black beans as the CHEAPEST source of protein available. And Women's World magazine reported that black beans help keep the weight off 25% more effectively.
Black beans give you a double dose of fat fighting nutrients thanks to having both protein and fiber, and you'll be full all afternoon if you have black beans for lunch.

#2 - Nuts

Nuts get a bad rap, but a recent study in the Archives of Internal Medicine showed that eating 2.4 ounces of nuts per day helps you lower your cholesterol - without gaining weight. And other studies have found that replace carbs with almonds helps you LOSE weight.

These are the perfect snack.

#3 - Fruits and vegetables of all kinds

In a study I stumbled across in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (85: 1465-1477, 2007) found that subjects who ate more fruits and veggies while on a low-fat diet were able to lose more weight than other subjects.

By the way, check out these amazing properties of your favourite fruits:

Kiwis - one of the best sources of vitamin C Cherries - decrease inflammation and may help alleviate arthritis Grapefruit - reduces cholesterol Strawberries - fights cancer Blueberries, spinach, walnuts - increase memory

You can make an amazing spring salad from spinach, walnuts, blueberries, and strawberries, OR you can take those, add almond milk and a banana and make a refreshing smoothie.

For vegetarian blender drink recipes, go here: Easy Veggie Meal Plans


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