15 Superfoods For An Edge Up On Weight Loss

  • Eggs

    Yolk and all, eggs are a great low-calorie source of protein. One large egg contains 78 calories and 6 grams of protein, reports the USDA.

  • Beans

    One cup has approximately 15 grams of protein and 15 grams of fiber.

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  • Brown rice

    A half-cup has 1.7 grams of resistant starch and is loaded with fiber.

  • Sorghum

    This gluten-free grain is a bona fide belly flattener, researchers Institute of Genetics and Biophysics in Naples, Italy say. Infused with minerals like phosphorus, potassium, calcium, and iron, as well as high levels of unsaturated fats, protein, and fiber -- this ancient cereal boosts metabolism, breaks down nutrients and supports

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  • Oats

    Just half-cup of yummy oats has 4.6 grams of metabolism-boosting resistant starch.

  • Almonds

    While almonds aren't a low-calorie food, in their unsalted, raw, or dry-roasted state, come packed with dietary fiber. Just ounce of raw almonds delivers 4 grams of fiber -- 14 percent of the daily value.

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  • Avocado

    Though high in calories, this fruit (technically speaking a single-seed berry) is chock full of healthy fats.

  • Salmon

    Another healthy fat on our list, this little fishy is packed with lean protein and omega-3 fatty acids, which can promote weight loss and reduce inflammation.

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  • Broccoli

    One cup (both raw and steamed) is loaded with 5 grams of filling fiber for just over 60 calories.

  • Cauliflower

    A 2015 study found that, on average, women weigh 1.37 pounds less per each additional daily serving they consume.

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  • Bananas

    One medium banana contains 12.5 grams of resistant starch and just 105 calories.

  • Blueberries

    One serving (1 cup) delivers 4 grams of fiber and at a minimal 85 calories at that.

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  • Grapefruit

    Some experts say you can burn up a pound each week by consuming half a grapefruit before each meal.

  • Jackfruit

    According to a 2015 study, conducted by Washington State University, this tropical fruit is a great source of resveratrol – an antioxidant that may be key to trimming inches off your waist.

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  • Black Tea

    Packed with theaflavins -- antioxidants -- black tea may improve recovery from muscle soreness after intense exercise (allowing “an athlete can train more frequently and increase long-term performance”), a study from Rutgers University in New Jersey suggests.

How can you watch your waistline, prevent chronic disease, improve eyesight and keep your mind sharp all at the same time? Stock up on these superfoods – sure to give you an edge up on weight loss.