These foods actually help you diet!



Dieting to drop a few pounds doesn't necessarily have to mean eating bland and tasteless foods and giving up all the things you love. In fact, sensible dieting should involve switching to low calorie foods that taste just as good, if not better, than the unhealthy options you are leaving behind.

Here is a list of diet foods that taste as though they just shouldn't be good for you.

Greek yoghurt is low in fat and calories and it is also linked to improving the health of your digestive system, lowering blood pressure, boosting immunity and fighting cancer.

Peanut butter is high in fat, but this is fed mostly by its high monounsaturated fat content, which is known to help lower cholesterol and, eaten in moderation, can help the body to shed fat (unlike unhealthy saturated fats).

Chocolate milk is a great energy booster while calcium in the milk, as well as being good for bones, can stop your body from storing fat. Also the high levels of vitamin D found in chocolate milk are responsible for transporting calcium from the food to your body.

Steak is actually low in fat and high in protein, which helps us feel fuller for longer and promotes lean muscle growth. It is also full of zinc to improve your immune system, and B vitamins for energy.

Duck is full of protein, iron and B vitamins, which means it contains that magic mix of energy-boosting, muscle-building and metabolism-charging nutrients.

Frozen yoghurt practically has zero fat and few calories and is also a great dessert for those wanting to satisfy their sweet tooth without compromising their diet. It's also high in calcium and protein.

Buttermilk contains 98% less fat than cream and is full of good bacteria. It is also high in potassium and the antioxidant riboflavin, and is also thought to improve the digestive system.

Eggs are an excellent source of protein, another 'fuller for longer' food and are low in calories (only around 70 per egg). Eggs also contain vitamin D, essential amino acids and B vitamins.

Grapes are low in fat and calories (a third less than bananas) and aid the body's recovery process. Red grapes are also full of powerful antioxidants that help prevent heart disease and cancer.