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4 Low Calorie Foods that Boost Your Body’s Metabolism

Any nutritionist will tell you that the way to lose weight is not to starve yourself; it’s to eat the right foods. What causes you to put on weight is not eating food but eating more calories than your body burns. When this happens the excess calories are converted to fat and stored in various places in the body, especially around the hips and belly. So if you don’t change your diet, you will keep accumulating those jiggly tyres around your midriff. Thankfully, nature has provided us with foods that we can use to not only control our weight, but keep us healthy and whole. Which foods are these?

1. Beans and Other Legumes

These, among other legumes have long been touted as a fat-free replacement for meat as a source of protein. But this is only half the story; beans have been found to encourage increased production of a digestive hormone called cholecystokinin which works to quell the appetite. A research carried out at the University of California found that the hormone was highest in people who ate a meal that included beans than in those who didn’t eat the legumes. As a bonus, beans also stabilize blood sugar levels, allowing you to keep hunger pangs at bay longer. A close relative of beans, the soy bean, also adds plenty to your arsenal in the battle (Read More....)