Ever wish eating helped you lose weight? Wish granted! We've got the scoop on five superfoods that actually help shed pounds—and easy and delicious ways to add them to your diet.
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Best way to work it in: Melt a half-ounce of dark chocolate in the microwave for 30 seconds and spread it on half a graham cracker; its just 98 calories.
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Why you need them: Theyre loaded with resistant starch, a powerful fat burner (one half-cup serves up nearly 10 grams of resistant starch). If you eat navy beans and other foods rich in resistant starch at just one meal a day, youll burn 25% more fat than you would otherwise, according to researchers at the University of Colorado.
Best way to work them in: Saute diced onion and garlic in olive oil, add two cans of drained navy beans; puree and serve.