Asparagus does a lot for the body at only 32 calories per cup. Not only is it a great source of fiber, folate, and vitamins A, C, E, and K, but it helps keep everything in check. “Asparagus contains chromium, which may help with blood sugar regulation, provides folate to promote heart health and boost cognitive development, and acts as a diuretic, helping rid the body of excess fluids,” says Bonnie Taub-Dix, RDN
Feel like you might be getting sick? Grab some apricots — and not the sugary packaged kind. We see apricots more often dried versus fresh, so get them fresh while you can.
There are so many ways to work avocados into your diet — but, unfortunately, that doesn’t mean you can just eat guacamole all day. But avocados contain heart-healthy fats that also help to keep us full.
Mango is a fairly filling fruit, as it’s over 80 percent water. And considering it’s only 100 calories per cup, your waistline will thank you for choosing the fruit over a fattening treat.
There are many reasons to love rhubarb, and the tangy taste is only one of them. A cup of diced rhubarb is only 26 calories yet offers a gram of protein, 9 percent of the daily value for filling fiber, and is a good source of bone-helping calcium.
What’s not to love about strawberries? They’re low in calories, high in deliciousness, and can be added to just about everything — from salads to dessert. They’re a good source of filling fiber, as a cup of strawberry halves offers 12 percent of the daily value. Since they’re naturally sweet, you can use them to sweeten smoothies, yogurt, or oatmeal.
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