Diet and Fitness Health Lifestyle By Moses Marasco / May 13, 2017 Share Share Look, dieting is hard… Losing weight is hard… Keeping healthy, also is hard… Well, it’s not exactly a replacement for exercise and sunshine, but these 7 foods can give your body a helping hand when it comes to losing weight and looking happier and healthier… Beans Beans and also legumes as well… They’re all great for this purpose, mainly because of their extremely high fiber content… If you find them at all difficult to digest, soak them overnight before cooking them so that they will be kinder to your stomach. They will also provide amino acids, protein and iron, potassium and magnesium. Oat Fiber Oat fiber is strictly the fiber found in oats themselves and is calorie-free. You get this in your diet from eating the whole oats (as in a bowl of old-fashioned cooked oatmeal) and it can also be bought by itself to added to various dishes. Flax Seeds They have tons of fiber… Nothing else you can really ask for, plus it’s great for weight loss as well. Its carbs are nearly all in the form of fiber, which does not affect blood sugar levels and its Omega-3 fatty acids are good for the waistline and the heart both. Chia Seeds Apart from being high in fiber, chia seeds are a rich source of Omega-3 fatty acids and also give you protein and B-Vitamins. They will also help curb the appetite and battle bloating. Ground Psyllium Husk Psyllium is made from the husks of the psyllium plant and can be purchased in powder form and sprinkled on a variety of foods. It is calorie-free and tasteless, but can add a great deal of natural fiber to the diet. Quinoa This seed has gotten a lot more attention in recent years because of those who need to full a gluten-free diet and not only is it loaded with fiber, it will give you protein and B vitamins as well. It is also a great alternative if you are sensitive to oats. Apples Apples are a particularly great snack because they contain a fiber called pectin, which acts as a sort of sponge, soaking up wastes and helping them to be eliminated from the body. It will help keep you feel twice as full even in comparison with other fibers and some low glycemic varieties are available. Oats Oats are a great source of soluble fiber – which is an important tool for weight loss – and they are even more fiber-rich than rice or quinoa. They also contain beta-glucan, a form of carbohydrates that stimulate the body to burn fat. Asparagus The high-fiber content of asparagus – 4 grams per serving – make it excellent dieting food. It is also a natural diuretic, so it can help take off excess water and conquer uncomfortable bloating.