If you are like most women who care about their health and maintain a good weight, surely when you think about improving your diet to eat healthier, you should also consider choosing foods that do not provide you with many calories and give you help lose weight.
In this sense, one of our best allies is fiber. Present in fruits, vegetables and whole grains, in addition to helping you go to the bathroom regularly and giving you a greater feeling that you are satisfied after eating it, it also helps you lose the fat accumulated in the stomach area. In a recently conducted study, participants who increased fiber intake by 10 grams a day lost almost 4 percent of their stomach fat - and without making any other lifestyle changes!
Try these delicious food options and you can incorporate fiber into your daily menus in many ways and without sacrificing good taste:
• Barley and vegetable soup. Barley has some protein content, so you won't even have to add meat to the broth.
• Stuffed peppers. Use rice to fill the peppers and in addition to enjoying the bellicose flavor of the combination, you can count on 5 grams of fiber per serving.
Tabule salad with shrimp. If you like seafood, this dish provides you with 11 grams of fiber. Serve it cold.
• Italian beans with pesto and bulgur wheat. Beans are an excellent source of protein, and if you combine them with bulgur wheat, which has fewer calories and almost twice as much fiber as brown rice, you have a winning choice.
• Fruit smoothie. Make yourself a banana, grape, blueberry, yogurt, and orange juice smoothie. You will receive your daily ration of fruits with fibers and it will refresh you on a hot day.