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5 Tasty Protein-Rich Foods That Help You Lose Weight!

Easily available and protein-rich!

The older we get, the more responsibilities we take up and the lesser time we get to work out. Less workout implies less weight loss! They say you are what you eat, and if you aren’t finding time to workout, try changing your diet to low-carb and high protein one and see the results! It’s a myth that only chicken and eggs have protein; there are also other protein-rich foods you can try for rapid and healthier weight loss.

 

SPINACH

 

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It’s no joke that Popeye used to turn into a Superman as soon as he ate his spinach! The green leafy vegetable is not only rich in protein but also in Vitamin A, C and antioxidants. Don’t eat it raw, you’ll get demotivated with the bland taste! Try steaming it and add it to you pulses or chicken or just boiled sweet potatoes; it tastes like heaven and will give you the much needed nutrition along with some weight loss if followed on a long term. Eat as much as you want and if you love Indian cuisine, then nothing better than palak ki dal or palak paneer (Paneer is rich in calcium).

 

BEANS

 

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Beans are rich in proteins, minerals, vitamins and antioxidants! They’re not only good for your heart but also for your weight! Boiled beans seasoned with spices can make for healthy a healthy snack when your body is craving for one during 4-7 pm. Curries made of beans along with phulkas are also very healthy and filling!

 

ALMONDS

 

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A handful of Almonds can help keep your cravings away and are also tasty as hell. These nuts were once fed to a sample group and the results showed that people who fed quarter cup almond lost weight sooner and had lesser BMI than the ones who hadn’t consumed them. They’re not only rich in protein but also amino acid. (The study is published in The Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition).

 

PEANUT BUTTER

 

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Avoid talking to people who ask you to quit peanut butter! Why should you keep yourself away from this heavenly spread? However, here’s the trick, a standard two spoon spread on your whole wheat bread is great to fulfill the need of necessary healthy fats, but too much is too bad! This is one addictive food and make sure you don’t have more than advised as it can create havoc on your waistline. According to a study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, eating peanuts can help control cardio-vascular diseases. Of course, 2 table spoons of this spread have 7 grams of protein.

 

GUAVA

 

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Yes, this amazingly tasty fruit has the highest content of proteins. Not only does it have proteins but also it’s rich in fibre. Remember that summer cart where they would sell guava seasoned with salt and pepper…yummmmm! That will help in your weight loss; go get some from the market asap! Also, we’re lucky it’s a tropical fruit and many others in the world don’t have access to it!

 

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