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Health Tip of the Day: Super Foods that Help You Lose Weight

1. Almond Milk: Almond milk has been used since the Middle Ages. It is nutritionally dense, high in a number of vitamins and minerals and provides more calcium than cow’s milk. Almond milk is low in calories with only 40 calories per eight ounce serving. It contains only 3 grams of fat and no saturated fat. It’s also lactose, gluten, casein and cholesterol free. Compare this to whole milk, which is high in fat with 8 grams per serving and 5 grams of saturated fat. Plus, whole milk contains 24 mg of cholesterol and 146 calories.
2. Wild Caught Seafood: Seafood is a super food high in iron and packed with omega-3 fatty acids, which can boost your body’s metabolism and help you burn more fat. It also contains the amino acid arginine, which the Journal of Nutrition claims may aid weight loss. Wild caught seafood is more nutritious and contains less toxins than farm-raised seafood. 
3. Whey Protein: Protein is the most important nutrient in the bariatric diet. Among many benefits, it supports metabolism and helps the body to burn fat instead of muscle for energy. It also helps to control hunger between meals. Whey protein is a by-product during the production of cheese, and it has the highest known levels of branched chain amino acids of any natural food source. 
4. Black Beans: Grains and desserts are not part of the bariatric diet. But you never have to miss out on holiday treats with brownies, fudge, and cookies made from black beans and not a trace of flour! Plus, black beans are packed with hunger-satisfying protein and fiber! 
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