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Six foods to help lose weight

RBC Style has studied the scientific research results and compiled a list of products that help lose and maintain weight.
Six foods to help lose weight

For a start, a general tip: it is best to eat little and often. Split meals highly vaunted by nutritionists and Hollywood stars, really works. The fact is that the body continuously burns calories, even when you are lying on the couch with a laptop, as the internal organs also need energy to function. It is needed for the digestion process as well. Therefore, the more often you eat, the more active your metabolism.

1. Nuts

An excellent option for a healthy snack is nuts. They have a perfectly balanced amount of "good" fats, proteins and carbohydrates; they contain minerals, vitamin E and other extremely important and necessary substances. Nuts also reduce the risk of developing heart disease, type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome, and have an anti-inflammatory effect.

2. Chili pepper

According to several studies, the substance capsaicin found in hot red peppers like chili peppers, reduces appetite and promotes fat oxidation, the process by which fats are broken down into fatty acids and then converted into energy.

Unfortunately, when pepper becomes part of the daily diet, the effects of capsaicin gradually diminish. Besides, long-term chili consumption may not suit your stomach. If you have recently lost weight, but do not have the habit of eating spicy, you can study the recipes with hot pepper: it will help maintain your new weight.

3. Olive oil

However, despite being high in fat and high in calories, olive oil can help lose weight. Apparently, it is mainly about oleic acid, a monounsaturated fatty acid belonging to the Omega-9 group. Olive oil is one of the richest plant sources of Omega-9.

By the way, linoleic acid (Omega-6), which is also found in olive oil, also helps lose weight. This conclusion is made by scientists from Wisconsin [10] after having analyzed a number of relevant studies.

4. Vinegar

Vinegar not only brightens the taste of salads but also helps lose weight. For example, the results of studies by Italian and Swedish scientists have shown that acetic acid significantly lowers the glycemic index of foods high in carbohydrates and, accordingly, blood sugar levels, thereby reducing the harmful effects of simple carbohydrates.

5. Green tea

The benefits of green tea have been known for a long time. Here is an additional reason for choosing it over other hot drinks: green tea helps lose weight. The authors of one study came to this conclusion. They have been giving green tea to patients with type 2 diabetes for two months. The results showed that four cups of the drink a day significantly reduced body weight and waist volume, as well as lowered systolic blood pressure.

6. Whole grains

It is no coincidence that whole grains are on the top list of healthy lifestyle supporters: unlike refined grains cleaned of shell and core, whole grains are a rich source of fiber and other important nutrients as magnesium, potassium and selenium.

Source: https://style.rbc.ru/health/5a314ef89a79472f15c18e6f

Photos are from open sources.

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