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The 20 Most Weight-Loss-Friendly Foods on The Planet (16-20)

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16. Fruit

Most health experts agree that fruit is healthy.

Numerous population studies have shown that people who eat the most fruit (and vegetables) tend to be healthier than people who don't.

Of course, correlation does not equal causation, so these studies don't prove anything. However, fruits do have properties that make them weight-loss-friendly.

Even though they contain natural sugar, they have a low energy density and take a while to chew. Plus, their fiber content helps prevent sugar from being released too quickly into your bloodstream.

The only people who may want to avoid or minimize fruit are those on a very low-carb, ketogenic diet or have an intolerance.

For most fruits can be an effective and delicious addition to a weight loss diet.

SUMMARY
Though fruits contain some sugar, you can easily include them on a weight loss diet. They’re high in fiber, antioxidants and various nutrients that slow the rise of blood sugar after meals.

17. Grapefruit

One fruit that deserves to be highlighted is grapefruit. Its effects on weight control have been studied directly.

In a 12-week study in 91 obese individuals, eating half a fresh grapefruit before meals led to weight loss of 3.5 pounds (1.6 kg).

The grapefruit group also had reduced insulin resistance, a metabolic abnormality that is implicated in various chronic diseases.

Therefore, eating half a grapefruit about half an hour before some of your daily meals may help you feel more satiated and eat fewer overall calories.

SUMMARY
Studies indicate that grapefruit may suppress appetite and reduce calorie intake when eaten before meals. It’s worth a try if you’re want to lose weight.

18. Chia Seeds

Chia seeds are among the most nutritious foods on the planet.

They contain 12 grams of carbohydrates per ounce (28 grams), which is pretty high, but 11 of these grams are fiber.

This makes chia seeds a low-carb-friendly food and one of the best sources of fiber in the world.

Because of its high fiber content, chia seeds can absorb up to 11–12 times their weight in water, turning gel-like and expanding in your stomach.

Though some studies have shown that chia seeds can help reduce appetite, they did not find a statistically significant effect on weight loss.

However, given their nutrient composition, it makes sense that chia seeds could be a useful part of your weight loss diet.

SUMMARY
Chia seeds are very high in fiber, which fills you up and reduces appetite. For this reason, they can be useful on a weight loss diet.

19. Coconut Oil

Not all fats are created equal.

Coconut oil is high in fatty acids of a medium length, called medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs).

These fatty acids have been shown to boost satiety better than other fats and increase the number of calories burned.

What’s more, two studies — one in women and the other in men — showed that coconut oil reduced amounts of belly fat.

Of course, coconut oil still contains calories, so adding it on top of what you're already eating is a bad idea.

It’s not about adding coconut oil to your diet but about replacing some of your other cooking fats with coconut oil.

However, studies show that coconut oil is less satiating than MCT oil — a supplement that contains much higher numbers of medium-chain triglycerides.

Extra virgin olive oil is worth mentioning here, as it’s probably one of the healthiest fats on the planet.

SUMMARY
Coconut oil contains medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) that may increase satiety after meals. MCT oil supplements are even more effective.

20. Full-Fat Yogurt

Yogurt is another excellent dairy food.

Certain types of yogurt contain probiotic bacteria that can improve the function of your gut.

Having a healthy gut may help protect against inflammation and leptin resistance, which is one of the main hormonal drivers of obesity.

Make sure to choose yogurt with live, active cultures, as other types of yogurt contain virtually no probiotics.

Also, consider choosing full-fat yogurt. Studies show that full-fat dairy — but not low-fat — is associated with a reduced risk of obesity and type 2 diabetes over time.

Low-fat yogurt is usually loaded with sugar, so it’s best to avoid it.

SUMMARY
Probiotic yogurt can increase your digestive health. Consider adding it to your weight loss diet but make sure to avoid products that contain added sugar.

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