A Harvard study shows that eating walnuts reduces your overall hunger and makes you feel more full. The reason for this is that eating that type of nut activates an area in the brain that is connected to hunger and craving control.
Also, the omega-3 fatty acids make our body burn fat faster.
9. Whole grain foods
A study from 2008 found that eating whole grain foods significantly improves and speeds up weight loss. Whole grains are rich in fiber, magnesium, and vitamin B6. The fiber makes us feel more full which reduces our chances of overeating.
Grapefruit is key if you’re trying to burn more fat! Research found that people who ate citrus fruit for 6 weeks lost an inch off their waist. Moreover, another Japanese study proved that even just the smell of grapefruit activates the brown fat cells that burn calories while also reducing the appetite.
Pears are another fruit that are amazing for weight loss. They’re rich in fiber, which helps us feel full for a longer period of time. They’re also high fructose and glucose, which provide a natural energy boost. And what’s even better is that unlike many other fruits, pears slow down the carbohydrate absorption in our bloodstream. Which means there is no rapid spike and fall of blood sugar, and in turn, less craving for more food.
And if that wasn’t enough to convince you, you can read here how the consumption of pears is associated with better nutrient intake, diet quality, and weight parameters in adults.
Berries are low in calories, which is already a great start, because one cup of blueberries provides fewer calories and more fiber than a banana. They are also full of fiber and antioxidants, which makes them very satisfying and they are some of the healthiest fruits.
A study at BMJ found that adults, whose diets contain the most flavonoids (found in strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and others), are less likely to gain weight.