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Foods That Help You Maintain Low Body Fat


Sometimes it feels like getting a six pack is completely out of reach. It truly is not especially when you what food you should and should not be eating. To maintain a low body fat percentage, you need to think about the food you are eating. It is very important that you eat the right foods if you want to stay healthy. Abs are made in the gym, but they are also made in the kitchen. Here are a few foods that will help you to keep a lower body fat percentage.

 

Protein:

Chicken

Chicken is a good source of protein. It is low in fat content and has fewer calories than red meat. You should be shopping for skinless chicken breast when you are at the store. You should also look for all natural chicken. These chicken are generally free range and eat feed that is low in preservatives and fillers.

Turkey

Turkey is another white meat that is very good for you. It is light and easy to eat. It also has vitamins and minerals in it so you can feel good about eating it. This is another meat that you should buy all natural. These turkeys will be raised in the most natural conditions possible.

Lean Beef

Obviously, lean beef is better for you than forms of beef. You should be getting lean beef every time you buy any red meat products. Basically, the leaner the meat is the better it is for you. It also means that these animals were raised in the most natural conditions possible.

meat salmon chicken eggs high in proteinFish

Fish is good for your brain and heart health. Fish is known to be full of omega-3s which are very good for your body. The fish that are the very best for you are fatty fish. These fish are salmon, herrings, anchovies, and the likes.

Eggs

Eggs are full of natural protein. They are also easy to make and incorporate into any meal. You should look for organic or free range eggs and these eggs are less likely to have been treated with dyes or preservatives.

 

Carbohydrates:

Potatoes

White potatoes are very good if you are looking for carbs. They are starchy root vegetables that are easy to find and make. These potatoes can be made into many different things. As long as your potatoes are not deep fried or heavily salted, they are probably pretty good for you.

Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are even better for you than white potatoes are. If you are looking to lose weight, you should switch your starch intake to sweet potatoes instead of white potatoes.

White Rice

This is another good food if you are looking for carbs. These carbs are not bad for you, although they are filling. White rice can be replaced with brown rice, which is better for you if you are trying to lose weight. White rice is a good way to add carbs to your diet.

Fruits

Fruits are a good source of good carbs and fiber. Fruits do not have as many carbs as other things do, but the ones that they do have are very good for you. These fruits are one way to add carbs to your diet without adding body fat.

 

Fats:

Avocados

Avocados are known for their good fat content. Since they are a very popular food right now they are easy to find. They are also in many different recipes and you will be pleased to find that you can make just about anything with avocados.

Coconut Oil

Not only is coconut oil good for your hair, skin, and nails, it is good for your body fat content too. It is a good alternative to other oils when it comes to cooking. You can also interpret it into many different dishes in many different ways.

Olive Oil

Olive oil is another good oil to use while cooking. It has been known to help with cardiovascular disease and to help lower blood pressure. It is very good to use when you are cooking instead of using other things like butter for example.

Egg Yolks

Just egg yolks is a little harder to come by, but not completely impossible. Egg yolks are full of good fats. These fats can help to keep you healthy without adding any extra body fat.

 

Foods You Can Eat:

These foods are just others that you can eat without adding or upping your body fat content.

Green Vegetables

various green vegetables on table are low fat foodPretty much anything that is green and a vegetable is good for you. These foods can include spinach, kale, cucumbers, and anything else you can think of that is green. Basically, if you can pick it up in the produce section, it is probably good for you and can keep your body fat content consistent.

Hot Peppers

Hot foods, like peppers, can help you to lose weight. Since your body, literally, heats up when you eat hot foods, your metabolism kicks into hyper drive. The more you are sweating, whether it is from food or exercise, the more calories you will burn, keeping your body fat content consistent.

Pickles

Pickles are better for you than you think. They are full of antioxidants and probiotics. They are a good way to keep your gut healthy, and in turn your weight will be controlled. The only issue with pickles is that they are high in sodium. Their sodium levels are high because of the pickling process. Once you are aware of this, you will be able to adjust accordingly and keep pickles in your diet.

Sauerkraut

Sauerkraut is surprisingly full of probiotics. It also has a few vitamins and minerals. Sauerkraut helps with your gut health. Your gut health has a direct correlation to your overall health. When you are healthy, you will be better able to keep your body fat content low, and sauerkraut can help with your often forgot about health, your gut health.