Vegetarian Foods That Aid Weight Loss

By.  Robert j. Maatthews

Protein and fiber-rich legumes like lentils, beans, peas, and chickpeas keep you full. They manage blood sugar with a low glycemic index.

Legumes

Almonds, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, etc. include healthful lipids, protein, and fiber. They enhance metabolism and cut calories when eaten moderately.

Nuts and seeds

High in calories, avocados contain monounsaturated fatty acids that are satiating and metabolism-boosting. Fiber controls blood sugar.

Avocados

Quinoa, a complete protein with fiber, stabilizes blood sugar, lowers fat accumulation, and makes you feel full, lowering calorie intake.

Quinoa

Spinach, kale, collards, and others—are low in calories and carbs but high in nutrients. Weight loss is helped by fiber, vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals.

Leafy greens

Broccoli and cauliflower—cruciferous vegetables—regulate blood sugar and satiety, reducing calorie intake.

Broccoli

Berries like strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries are low in sugar, high in fiber, and nutritious.

Berries

Cinnamon and its anti-inflammatory qualities stabilize blood glucose and increase insulin sensitivity, boosting carbohydrate metabolism and reducing fat storage.

Cinnamon

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