The end of every year gives us a lot to celebrate with holidays, family gatherings, and ringing in a brand new year. This time of year can be somewhat of a minefield if you’re trying to avoid weight gain or stick to a clean eating lifestyle. But, what if we told you that you can be healthy and eat some cake too?
You already know some of the usual suspects, such as fruits and vegetables that help with your weight.
There’s nothing wrong with these choices, of course, but there are some other fiber-rich ones out there that you probably rarely even think about.
In fact, these not only help you lose weight but keep your body fighting off mucus and viruses you can get during the winter months.
Artichokes (1 large)
8 g fiber & 87 calories
Bet you didn’t know: Frozen artichokes have nearly as much fiber as fresh ones
Raspberries (1 cup)
8 g fiber & 64 calories
Bet you didn’t know: These berries are high in cancer-fighting ellagic acid.
Pumpkin (1 cup pureed)
7 g fiber & 116 calories
Bet you didn’t know: Pumpkin is a rich source of alpha and beta carotene.
Brussels Sprouts (1 cup)
6 g fiber & 65 calories
Bet you didn’t know: Brussels sprouts also have more protein than most veggies (around 4 to 5 grams per cup).
Kiwi (1 cup)
5 g fiber & 110 calories
Bet you didn’t know: One kiwi provides 273 percent of your daily vitamin C needs.
Pear (1 medium)
6 g fiber & 103 calories
Bet you didn’t know: Pears are high in soluble fiber, which lowers cholesterol.
Keep reading for 5 tips to keep your body all the way healthy this winter.
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1. Take A Walk After Every Meal
Light movement after a meal won’t exactly undo everything you’ve just consumed, but it can