7 Incredible Low Calorie Winter Superfoods For Weight Loss 


Few fruits are as tasty as pomegranate in winter. The scarlet, jewel-like seeds are a pleasant, low-calorie delight that may pop like candy from late October to midwinter. Fiber-rich, they keep your stomach full and blood sugar constant.


Mint may not grow well in your garden this time of year. But fresh leaves are still easy to find at the grocery store, and the icy-cool flavor suits winter. Best of all, a whiff may help lose weight.


Try it with breakfast instead of pale, mealy strawberries. Grapefruit is great in winter and aids weight loss. Research in Nutrition & Metabolism found that obese persons who ate half a grapefruit before meals dropped 7% of their body weight after 12 weeks.


When icicles dangle outside your front door, your morning smoothie may appear unappealing. Replace it with hot oatmeal. (Avoid these oatmeal mistakes.) A cup of cooked food has 4.5 grams of fiber, which can satisfy hunger for hours.


Fiber-rich barley is a hearty, comforting whole grain like oatmeal. 6 g per cup of cooked food. Its beta-glucans, a kind of soluble fiber, may help control blood sugar and insulin levels. (No more chocolate chip cookie cravings!) 

Cayenne pepper

Add another tablespoon to your constant turkey and bean chili this season. Capsaicin in cayenne pepper may increase metabolism. How so? According to Open Heart research, capsaicin may activate receptors that promote brown fat, increasing calorie expenditure.

Split peas

You may make a big batch of split pea soup in summer. However, the Polar Vortex will likely prompt you to make a batch. Be prepared to say goodbye to snack-food desires for the day. The 16 g of fiber per cup of cooked split peas will keep you full.

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