“Salmon helps your body burn off fat rather than store it,” says Andrea Wise, a Chicago-based nutrition coach. The omega-3 fatty acids in salmon are healthy fats that directly inhibit inflammation. Salmon also provides you with vitamin D. Studies show that low levels of vitamin D have been linked to retaining fat instead of burning fat. Wild salmon has more omega-3s than farmed so choose wisely. If you can’t stand salmon (we know it’s an acquired taste!), there are more palatable ways to get omega-3 fatty acids like flaxseeds, walnuts and edamame.
“If this F word sounds foreign, don’t fret – it simply refers to the bioactive component of fruits and vegetables which have the potential to influence weight,” says Swanson. Upping your intake of flavonoid-filled foods like blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, apples, pears and oranges is associated with preventing weight gain. Whole fruits are best: they have fiber and are low calorie. Blueberries are particularly outstanding: They are extraordinarily high in polyphenols, micronutrients that combat cellular stress by slowing down and blocking the inflammatory response in the body.
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