Natural Foods

Natural foods have been shown to have wide-ranging health benefits. Read up on some of the most popular natural foods and their characteristics.

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Low-fat buckwheat offers dieters many nutritional advantages, quick-cooking properties, and versatility. Buckwheat contains all eight essential amino acids, and is high in fiber. Learn about this surprising diet-friendly fruit.

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Bulgur is high in fiber and protein, and low in fat and calories. This diet food offers bulk and nutrients to fill you up. Learn how bulgur helps shed pounds.

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Cabbage offers dieters vitamin C, fiber, and potassium with no fat or cholesterol. Learn about the different cabbage varieties, its disease fighting antioxidants, and how cabbage can add volume with few calories to your meals.

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Garlic is great for weight loss. Learn how to reap the benefits of garlic, about garlic's disease-preventing potential and healing compounds, and how to use garlic to add flavor to diet food.

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Learn about the lettuce types best for dieting and how to create a healthy salad with the right ingredients. Lettuce can take the edge off hunger, while filling you up with its fat-fighting fiber.

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Kale fights fat. Discover this green for its high fiber content great for suppressing a dieter's appetite. With a combination of vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients, kale is a dieter's dream food.

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Low-calorie lemons and limes can be used for their tart juice. Learn how adding these fruits to you diet can help you fight fat by perking up all the fresh, low-calorie foods.

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Fish is packed with vitamins and minerals, and a source of omega-3 fatty acids. Learn what kinds of fish are best for weight loss and the health benefits of eating fish.

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Artichokes are high in fiber and low fat, making them the perfect weight loss food. They're easy to prepare, but difficult to eat. Learn about this food that makes you lose weight.

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When you were a kid, your mom told you spinach was good for you. When is Mom ever wrong? Spinach offers twice as much fiber as other greens. Learn about spinach.

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Squash has a reputation for fiber. Eating squash is particularly satisfying, because the bulk fills you up, allowing you to forgo fattening second helpings. Find out about squash and weight-loss.

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Strawberries are bursting with delicious flavor, and they fight fat by eliminating the need for a fatty sweet or dessert. Luscious strawberries are the most popular berries. Learn about strawberries.

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Sweet potatoes contain carotenoids that appear to help stabilize blood sugar levels and lower insulin resistance, making cells more responsive to insulin. This can ultimately help with your weight-loss efforts. Learn about sweet potatoes.

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It seems that tomatoes are at the center of low-calorie living. They naturally lend themselves to health-conscious cooking, because tomatoes are sweet yet low in calories. Learn more about tomatoes.

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When you cut back on meat, you may also be cutting back on important nutrients, too. Filling the void, though, is fat-fighting wheat germ. Find out about wheat germ.

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Nonfat yogurt is a good weight-loss food to add to a healthy-eating diet. Besides being very high in calcium, when added among other healthy foods, it can help you lose weight. Learn about nonfat yogurt.

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Cauliflower, a flowering low-carb vegetable, offers nutrients dieters need to stay healthy. Cauliflower can improve heart health and as a vegetable packed with Vitamin C, strengthen the immune system. Discover the health benefits of cauliflower.

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Corn is a great weight-loss food. Corn is a good source of nutrients including vitamin C. Learn how high fiber corn can fill you up, lower cholesterol, help digestion, and help you lose weight.

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Dates are sodium-free, fat-free, cholesterol-free, and a good source of fiber. Learn about this sweet fruit, and how dates can suppress the appetite, promote weight loss, boost energy, and improve health.

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Learn how eating grapefruit can benefit weight loss and promote good health in many ways. Grapefruits are low in calories, low in sodium, high in potassium, and high in enzymes that burn fat.

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Grapes are low in calories, low in fat, and perfect for healthy snacking. Learn about the best grapes for weight loss, how to care for grapes, grapes' nutritional benefits, and how grapes aid the digestive system.

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Get to know collard greens, a highly nutritious vegetable rich in calcium and vitamins. Learn how to enjoy collard greens with preparation tips, and how collard greens stand out as an anti-cancer food.

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To flavor your diet food, reach for herbs and spices rather than high-sodium table salt. Learn how herbs and spices can help you to stick to your diet, and add taste to sometimes-bland diet foods.

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Kiwis contain numerous phytonutrients as well as the most known vitamins and minerals that promote your health. Learn about kiwis and how to add kiwifruit to meals for a diet with tropical flare.

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A Mediterranean-style diet, rich in olive oil, has proven valuable to the people of that region for thousands of years. Recently, its benefits have been scientifically promoted for weight management. Learn about olive oil.

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