2. Pomegranate Seeds
The sweet little red jewels nestled within the pomegranate are high in those fat-fighting, immune system-boosting antioxidants. You can scoop out the delicious seeds yourself from a whole pomegranate. Even easier, purchase a container of the seeds from the produce section of your grocery store. These seeds provide vitamin C, folate, potassium and fiber without cholesterol or fat. Mix them into your yogurt, use them to liven up your bowl of oatmeal, or add them to sparkling water for a refreshing beverage.
Yes, avocado really is a fruit! As a matter of fact, this creamy, savory fruit is actually a berry. Unlike most fruits, the avocado contains fat. However, the fat contained in the avocado is mostly monounsaturated fat. Replacing the cholesterol-raising saturated fats in your diet with monounsaturated fats can lead to better control of blood sugar levels. It can also increase good cholesterol, decrease bad cholesterol, and improve heart health. There is some evidence that when eaten in moderation, monounsaturated fats aid in weight loss. Avocados are high in fiber, vitamin K, folate, vitamin C, and potassium.