Rich in omega-3s, fiber, minerals, antioxidants and protein, these little black seeds are easy to add to salads, yogurt, oatmeal and shakes, says Great Neck, NY nutritionist Keren Gilbert.
“Apricots are full of vitamin C and water-absorbing fiber to keep you full and fight off fat,” Gilbert says.
Unsweetened oatmeal contains soluble fiber, which Gilbert says attracts water and stays in the stomach for longer. “It reduces blood cholesterol by flushing out bad digestive acids.”
Broccoli is chock-full of enzymes that aid in both digestion and metabolism.
“Raw almonds are high in selenium, magnesium and monounsaturated fats to boost metabolism,” says Gilbert.