42 Super Foods That Fight Fat | Body and Soul

Published May 8, 2009

(www.BlackDoctor.org) -- When you know better, you do better. This saying applies not only to life, but to your diet too. We all know we have to eat to live, but it’s what we eat that determines our health and weight. If we know what foods will keep use healthy and thin, we are more likely to eat them. If you are trying to lose a few pounds or keep the pounds that you’ve already lost off, reach for one of the foods listed below the next time your tummy starts to rumble.

 

NUTS AND SEEDS:

1. Almonds (raw, unsalted)
2. Flaxseeds
3.  Sesame seeds
4.  Walnuts

FRUIT:

5. Apples
6. Blueberries
7. Cherries
8. Grapefruit
9. Oranges
10. Pomegranates

BEVERAGES:

11. Blueberry juice (unsweetened)
12. Cherry juice
13. Green tea
14. Pomegranate juice
15. Vegetable juice

VEGETABLES:

16. Arugula
17. Bell peppers
18. Broccoli
19. Cabbage
20. Carrots
21. Leeks
22. Onions
23. Romaine lettuce
24. Scallions
25. Shiitake mushrooms
26. Spinach
27. Tomatoes

HERBS AND SPICES:

28. Basil
29. Black pepper
30. Cardamom
31. Chives
32. Cilantro
33. Cinnamon
34. Cloves
35. Garlic
36. Ginger
37. Parsley
38. Turmeric

FISH:

39. Flounder
40. Salmon
41. Sole
42. Tilapia

 

** BDO (www.BlackDoctor.org ) is the World’s largest and most comprehensive online health resource specifically targeted to African Americans. **

Written by <P>By De'Laney Rowland, BDO Staff Writer</P>

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