Find out which unexpected foods can help you shed pounds.
By Diana Kelly Levey
Depending on the weight loss plan you’re following, you may have sworn off a number of foods for a variety of reasons — perhaps they don’t fit into the diet our cavemen ancestors ate, your friend told you that she read a certain food is terrible for you, or some celebrity said she effortlessly dropped her baby weight by cutting this one food out of her diet. Whatever your reason for eliminating certain foods from your daily diet, we’re sharing why science supports adding these wholesome foods back into your eating plan.
Smear a tablespoon of natural peanut butter onto your whole wheat toast in the morning or add it to your smoothie for a source of good-for-you fats in the form of monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs). These natural fats can help you lose belly fat, particularly the deep, dangerous visceral belly fat that can surround your organs.
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