During winter, we tend to gravitate to comfort food. Here’s a list of food that are not only delicious, but they help us burn calories and curb cravings.

Oatmeal; eat this for breakfast and consume fewer calories at lunch. Guava; it has only 60 calories making it a perfect snack. Pomelo; rich in folic acid and potassium. Sunflower seeds; these are an excellent source of vitamin D and can prevent cancer. Honey; it’s a good source of antioxidants and is a natural sweetener. Macadamia nuts; great treat that may help reduce cholesterol. Prickly pears; high in magnesium and reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes. Coconut milk; fatty acids speed up metabolism and promotes weight loss. Watercress; good source of vitamin C and one cup has five calories. Chia seeds; add them to smoothies for a healthy start to your day. Dark chocolate; small amounts can satisfy your cravings. Greek yogurt; replace mayonnaise and sour-cream dip with this. Star fruit; not only is it loaded in potassium but it has only 29 calories. Red wine; has 80 to 90 calories per 120 ml. Shiitake mushrooms; help immune system to destroy viruses. Tangelo; consume before workout for an energy boost. Maple syrup; has more minerals and vitamins than sugar. Replace artificial sweeteners with pure maple syrup. Oysters; good source of B-complex vitamins. Liver; it’s relatively inexpensive and has a good source of protein. Last but not least, Kefir; this blend is the ideal food for athletes post workout.

This list is not exhausted, but are tips that are healthy and simple to merge in your diet.

http://www.besthealthmag.ca/eat-well/diet/top-20-winter-foods-for-weight-loss BestHealth Mag

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