Superfoods that speed slimming
Avoiding harmful lectins can make weight loss effortless. For the fastest results, trade highlectin staples for these foods— they’re all low in lectins and rich in fat-fighting nutrients!
Cutting back on meat?
Soy delivers amino acids that switch on detox enzymes to help the body flush 50 percent more toxins— but at least 93 percent of soy in America is genetically modified. Instead, switch to tempeh, a fermented soy product. Fermentation breaks down lectins to make this a better bet.
Trying to eat more fish?
Omega-3–rich fish is a healthy diet staple, but farmed fish (even those labeled organic) often eat GMO feed and end up with high levels of harmful lectins. Wildcaught varieties, though, never eat feed, so they don’t contain the fatpacking lectins.
Whole-wheat pasta can be healthy, but most brands contain GMO wheat, which is high in harmful lectins. Shirataki noodles ($3 for 2 servings, supermarkets), on the other hand, have no lectins and provide a dose of resistant starch, which feeds lectin-banishing gut bugs.