9 Best Foods for Weight Loss and How to Eat Them

Weight Loss

4. Spinach

Eat as much spinach as you want. It's nutritious and not calorically dense.

Eat as much spinach as you want. It’s nutritious and not calorically dense.

Spinach — and all leafy greens for that matter — truly are some of the best foods to eat for weight loss.

Salads have a bad reputation. They’re stereotypical foods that people eat in order to lose weight. But the science behind it is solid. The more salads you eat, the more weight you’re likely to lose.

Leafy greens are the most nutritious foods on the planet. They have nearly all the essential vitamins and minerals in large amounts. Check out the nutrition in one cup of raw spinach.

181% of your Vitamin K
56% of your Vitamin A
15% of your Folate
14% of your Vitamin C
13% of your Manganese
and smaller amounts of nearly every other nutrient you need.

Imagine how much nutrition you’d get if you ate double that. Or triple that.

Leafy greens also make up some of the least calorically dense foods. One cup of raw spinach has just 7 calories. You can eat unlimited amounts of spinach and lose weight.

How to include spinach into your diet

Make a colorful salad. Throw together spinach, grated carrot, diced tomato, sliced cucumbers and bell peppers. Top it with lemon juice and balsamic vinegar.

Use a food processor to grind up spinach to make a spinach pesto to serve on top of wholegrain spaghetti.

Or combine rice and spinach to make a Spinach Risotto.

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