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Fit People Swear by These 30 High-Protein Foods to Stay in Shape

2. Potatoes Potatoes have a bad reputation when it comes to losing weight, although they have a diverse range of nutrients. Boiled in the skin, a… Simi - April 8, 2019
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2. Potatoes

Potatoes have a bad reputation when it comes to losing weight, although they have a diverse range of nutrients. Boiled in the skin, a large potato of about 300 grams contains six grams of protein and 261 calories. They’re rich in minerals and vitamins, such as potassium and B vitamins.

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The high potassium content helps to control blood pressure. Potatoes are filling, so if you eat potatoes, they will reduce your appetite and prevent you from snacking on other unhealthy foods. However, baked potatoes are more nutrient-dense than boiled potatoes. Also, they contain more magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and folate.

Also, if you peel a potato before boiling or baking, it loses some of the mineral content. As long as you eat potatoes without a ton of cream or butter, they will help you reach your weight loss goals.

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1. Soups

Soup is said to be an effective protein diet. Adding soups to your diet can effectively make you feel fuller. It is a balanced diet rich in proteins and carbohydrates. Just like salads, a full bowl of soup can keep you energized and satiated for a long time.

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A comfort food, soups are highly recommended to those who are overweight and need to lose weight in tremendous amounts. As soups are easy to digest, having it before a meal reduces your appetite, which results in weight loss.

Unless the soup is full of butter, cream or cheese, you can rely on the health benefits of this magical semi-liquid food served. Instead, the best way is to enrich your soup with extra fibrous vegetables, beans, lentils and meats. And lastly, if you need to avoid sodium, check the labels and opt for the low-sodium variety.

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