Onions are fabulous for weight loss because they contain chromium, a mineral that helps cells respond to insulin and stabilize blood glucose levels to ease cravings. There’s always onion soup but you can also rely on them to season almost any dish — from casseroles to stir-fries.
This “super fruit” scores high marks for nutrients and fiber that promotes fullness. Use fresh slices for garnish on oatmeal, add to your favorite stir-fry dish, or mix with spinach for a vibrant low-cal salad.
This fiber-rich green is a super source of Vitamin A and calcium, which has been shown to help torch abdominal fat. Sautee with garlic or blanch in salt water (to cut bitterness) before steaming into a healthy side dish.
Radishes may be small, but they’re packed with fiber and water to fill you up. And their peppery bite can counter the boredom of bland diet food. To tame the spice, cook them.
10. Meyer Lemons
A cross between a lemon and an orange, this fruit could help rev up your metabolism! According to research done at the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut, the d-limonene found in this fruit can help improve your liver’s ability to break down metabolism-slowing toxins by up to 30 percent.