Seven Superfood Wonders that Help YOU Lose Weight
Here it is the wonders of the world that help not only our weight, but make our bodies healthy!
Yes, it is true an apple a day will keep the scale happy! Apples are high in fiber (soluble fiber), fiber rich foods keep blood sugar levels down, help you feel full and all of this with being a very low calorie food. Try eating an apple before a meal that may cause you to overeat (lovely trigger meal); you will find this will help you feel more in controlled and feeling already satisfied.
Here is a food my daughter cringes when she hears it (yes, I was a cruel mommy and forced her to drink juice with kale in it). I know at her age I would not have liked it either, but now I LOVE it; juiced, dehydrated in chips, or in stir fry! Not only low in calories, but contains lots of Vitamin C (good for metabolism), calcium, anti-oxidants and iron … yay! Kale is filled with fiber and sulfur which makes it one killer detoxifying food. Detox away, lovely!
Oats (rolled oats, steel cut, oat groats, and gluten-free oats)
Not just in oatmeal, you can add in smoothies, use as a thickening agent in cooking, and toast up and sprinkle on your fruit. Oats keep you fuller for longer without sugar highs and crashes; basically stabilizing your blood sugar levels. It has been shown that oats alter metabolism and enhance performance if eaten about an hour before exercise. Oats help you feel fuller longer which curbs your appetite throughout the day. If you want to try adding them to your smoothies, just soak them over night and then add them in the lender in the morning.
not only a member of the protein power party, lentils are bursting with fiber, which is vital to satisfying and reducing your appetite. They are rich in soluble fiber, which not only lowers blood cholesterol, but gives you that full feeling that helps to avoid temptation, then brings you assistance with weight loss.
The fat content has scared people for too long from this incredibly nutritious food. Believe it or not the fat content is what makes it so good for weight loss. I know that soulds insane, but hear me out. The heart-healthy monounsaturated fat it contains increases your feeling of being satisfied. With a low glycemic index of 15, avocados are also excellent source of potassium, vitamin E, B vitamins, and fiber. Replace fatty sauces like mayo with avocados, then that spread will help lower your cholesterol , not raise it.
Coconut Oil (organic, virgin, raw and cold-pressed)
Coconut oil contains short and medium-chain fatty acids that assist in removing excess weight. The medium-chain fatty acids in coconut oil destroy candida. Candida, a condition of yeast overgrowth in the body. It causes stubborn weight, out of control carbohydrate cravings, fatigue and many other ailments. If this is plaguing your body then eliminating candida is an important part of achieving permanent weight loss. Coconut oil slows down the digestion of food, which assists in you feeling full after a meal. With a slower digestion comes assistance in preventing blood sugar fluctuations after a meal.
Truly amazing that something so sweet and delicious can help fight the fat. Can I get a “HOORAY”? Aside from being dessert-like yummy these anti-oxidant filled beauties assist in regulating blood sugar and insulin levels. Here is a fabulous fact I found at shape.com:
“Berries are potent sources of antioxidants that essentially act like little bodyguards protecting cells from damage, which can lead to premature aging and disease. But antioxidants are also linked to weight control. Some exciting new research from the University of Florida found that people who consume more antioxidants weigh less, even when they don’t eat fewer calories. The researchers developed an index that ranks the number of calories consumed from plant-based foods compared with overall daily calorie intake called the phytochemical index, or PI score. A totally plant-based, vegan diet (excluding hard liquor and refined sugars) could have a perfect score of 100, whereas a typical American diet, heavy with meat, sugar, and fried foods and low in fruits and veggies, would score below 20. In a study published in the Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, the Florida scientists found that people of normal weight had PI scores 10.3 points higher, on average, than overweight or obese people. And even though both groups consumed about the same number of daily calories, those with lower PI scores weighed more, had larger waistlines, and higher body fat percentages.”
Basically, snack on those berries … can’t hurt!