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Best Summer Foods from The F-Factor Diet: Summer Squash

I am loving this new book, The F-Factor Diet ($16.47). The basis of the book is to make sure that the foods you eat the most of have enough fiber. I love the idea of adding more fiber into your diet, not only for weight loss, but for the amazing benefits it brings (reduced risk of heart disease). Plus who doesn't love a diet that tells you to eat more?

Tanya Zuckerbrot, the author of the book is a well established nutritionist who has been practicing this program with clients for more than ten years. In other words, she knows her stuff. Of course there is way more to it than that and you'd have to read to book to get all the details, however Tanya gave me the scoop on the five best foods for summer. Here is one of them:

SUMMER SQUASH
Summer Dish: sautéed or grilled squash
Summer squash contains vitamin C as well as beta-carotene, folate, and fiber. These nutrients make summer squash a tool in preventing cancers, heart disease, and diseases of inflammation such as arthritis and asthma.

Whether you're trying to lose weight or just adopt a healthier eating program, summer squash's rich fiber content can help you get full faster -- and give you many of the nutrients you need.

Missed the others? Well, Tanya also told us about tomatoes, salmon, blueberries and corn. Yum!

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Miss-Stephanie Miss-Stephanie 9 years
Increasing the fiber in my diet, cutting out alcohol,drinking lots of water, and upping the protein have been the biggest factors in my recently dropping the last 5-10 lbs that I just couldn't seem to get rid of. I had sort of a permanent bloat or something! I have this weird tummy that when I just eat, I can stick it out and look 5-6 months pregnant...it was gross. I like Fiber One Honey Cluster cereal, Bush's Baked Beans, La Tortilla Factory Wraps, and for fiber and protein I eat Balance 100-Calorie Bars, because they have a good dose of fiber AND protein. Everyone has to find for themselves how much fiber is okay for their body, and because you don't want to lose weight from being on the toliet all the time.
poetess poetess 9 years
I want to try spaghetti squash-sounds yummy.
uptowngirl1999 uptowngirl1999 9 years
Interesting. I'll have to check out the book from the library some time. :-)
atexan atexan 9 years
Is zucchini a variety of summer squash?
mollipop mollipop 9 years
I love summer squash! I eat almost daily, in salads, soups, omlettes, and whatever else I can think of to add it to. Yummy!
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