5 Foods for Weight Management

by | Updated: December 3rd, 2016 | Read time: 1 minute

Cutting certain foods from your diet to lose weight makes sense. Adding foods usually doesn’t. But the following five diet superstars may help support satiety while contributing to overall good health.

· Oatmeal:  Packed with protein and soluble fiber, oatmeal is the perfect weight management food. Fiber slows digestion, prolonging a feeling of fullness. Oatmeal is low in fat and calories and has the added benefit of helping support healthy cholesterol levels already within normal range.

· Soup: With a high percentage of water and filled with nutrients from added vegetables and grains, soup helps fill you up while also nourishing your body. Eating a bowl of low-fat soup before a meal is often recommended to support satiety.

· Chiles : Chiles contain a compound called capsaicin that has a thermogenic effect, burning extra calories for 20 minutes after it’s eaten. Spicy foods are less likely to be eaten quickly in large quantities.

· Green Tea: Green tea contains natural compounds that may boost metabolism. Green tea is also high in antioxidants which provide protection from free radicals, or unstable molecules (generated during exercise, normal body metabolism and exposure to environmental factors) that attack healthy cells, damaging their DNA and structure.

· Vinegar:  Vinegar helps support satiety possibly because the acetic acid it contains slows the passage of food from the stomach to the small intestine. One study showed that people who ate bread dipped in vinegar felt fuller than those who ate it plain.