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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This delicate, peppery-tasting green is low-carb, low-fat and contains a paltry two calories per half cup. It’s also a good source of magnesium, phosphorous and the B complex vitamins, which work hand-in-hand to reduce tissue inflammation and flush out trapped fluids, say Stanford University researchers. Raw watercress adds a delicious zing to sandwiches and salads -- or it can be steamed and served just like any other green. Tip: Wrap a damp cloth around the roots and toss the whole bundle into a plastic bag, and it will stay fresh in your refrigerator for up to two weeks.

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