7 Nutrients (Besides Fiber and Protein!) That Can Help You Lose Weight

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5. Vitamin B6

This nutritional superstar is necessary for turning food into energy, and it has a surprising effect on how you feel when you’re cutting carbs, too. “Vitamin B6 is involved in producing the feel-good neurotransmitter serotonin and others that regulate your mood,” says Cording. And that’s awesome because when you’re cutting back on refined carbohydrates and sugary foods, you miss out on the extra serotonin produced by those unhealthy items. And that results in major cravings for bread and cookies. Thanks, biology. But if you’re getting enough B6, your serotonin levels stay even and you won’t be grumpy, says Cording. So stock up on lentils, nuts, and oats to get the daily 1.3 milligrams.

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