For those of you who missed the start of our fat-fighting foods series, this is the second post for my list of foods which help you do that exactly: fight fat.
Beans are considered as a superfood and a fat-fighting food because of its high dietary fiber content. They are high in complex carbohydrates and dietary fibers. Beans are also known to be low in sodium, calories and fats – the bad ones at least – because they are a good source of Omega-3 fatty acids which is good for the heart.
Now, the dietary and soluble fiber content of beans is what makes them a fat-fighting food. When you eat beans, you will feel full for a longer amount of time as compared to snack foods that you just munch on. They only temporarily fulfill your cravings. With beans, your blood sugar will be stabilized over the day so you will not feel those hunger pangs as often as you would by light snacking.
In addition, foods like beans which have high fiber content takes longer to eat and they are not that easily emptied from the digestive tract. The result? Those who are on a diet will fill fuller longer, and not have those unnatural cravings anymore.
Here is a quick list of the bean variants that you should include in your diet:
• Kidney beans
• Black beans
• Navy beans
• Pinto beans
• Chickpeas or garbanzo beans