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6 Important Nutrients to Weight Loss


When you think of losing weight, you probably automatically think of ways to eat less. However, eating less is not necessarily the answer–it’s what you eat that really counts.

If you’re thinking of going on a diet, instead of just subtracting meals, consider replacing what you’re taking in with nutrient-rich foods that can boost your metabolism and help you lose weight naturally. Here are six nutrients that can help you shed pounds without starving yourself…

 

1. Dietary Fiber

You’ve heard this term quite often, but what exactly is it? It is a naturally occurring substance that is found in fruits and vegetables, and it helps promote regular bowel movements by helping food move through your digestive system.

The Mayo Clinic notes that a high-fiber diet also helps regulate your blood sugar levels, which can be especially helpful if you’re diabetic. Fiber can help slow down how quickly sugar is absorbed. This dietary practice can help you avoid developing (Type 2) diabetes in the first place, adds the clinic.

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