30 Spring Foods for Weight Loss

Trying to trim down? Stock your shopping cart with these fresh, fat-fighting picks (31 Photos)

Brenda Kearns on Mar 25, 2014 at 10:58AM

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Snow Peas

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Snow peas have flat, edible pods (no shelling required!), plus a sweet flavor and crisp texture that make them great for snacking. And since almost 25 percent of a snow peas’ calories come from sugar-stabilizing protein, eating one cup -- raw or cooked -- shuts down the munchies for two hours straight, say researchers at the University of Toronto, Canada. Chefs also love to toss them into their stir-fries and you should try tossing them into your sauté dishes too.

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