Even though it’s obvious that there isn’t a food that has the magic wand to help you wash away your troubles with weight loss, it still doesn’t mean that all hope is lost.
What? you might ask!
Well, they are low in energy density (what this simply means is that you can eat a healthy chunk without overdoing it on calories, lastly, they are obviously high in fiber.
So, what are these foods I’m talking about? Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy the healthy scenery as I take you on this foody ride.
First on our list is the food which was once feared to be high in Cholesterol.
This is according to new research.
It has been said that the whole food is neither capable of causing a heart attack or affect (negatively) our blood cholesterol.
What seems to be more interesting is the fact that whole eggs are one of the go-to options if you need to weight loss.
Known to be high in protein, capable of making you feel full with a low level of calories and high in protein.
Basically, leafy greens include collards, swiss chards, kale, etc.
If you need to increase the volume of meals you take without falling for an increase in the calories that you consume, leafy green is what you need.
There are tons of stories that show that leafy greens contain a high level of antioxidants, calcium, vitamins, and minerals.
We all know that these are the ingredients you need for burning fat.
Seafood including fish also supplies a proper amount of iodine.
For a proper thyroid function, the nutrients are important.
Necessary for keeping your metabolism running effectively and optimally.
It contains omega-3 fatty acids which we all (at least some of us) know that this is one key component that helps to reduce inflammation.
It is also known to be effective against obesity and some (if not all) metabolic disease.
If you want to go for this; then Trout, Herring, Sardines, and Mackerel are some of the easily accessible examples you will find out there.
For me, the best thing about Quinoa is that it is one of the few known complete vegetable protein.
One of the major things you will realize when dieting is that you also need food that you eat less and make you feel full.
Low is a glycemic index, obviously, it is a great food option for diabetic patients. With its versatility, you can make pasta noodles out of it.
There is a known grain that contains over 7 grams of protein.
An alternative for pasta and rice. You need not worry about calories as it won’t just make you feel full but also contains low calorie which is important for weight loss compared to other grains.
Known to be rich in dietary fiber, phytochemicals, and monounsaturated fatty acids.
This tends to be the case with those who take the food compared to those who ignore it.
This is according to research published in Nutritional Journal. Some might say that avocados are high in calories, which is true, but it doesn’t take anything away from the food.
It makes up for this by containing satisfy fat and fiber combo which are two basic components for slimming down.
Beans contain a high volume of fiber which we all need, especially those trying weight loss.
Just like Quinoa, it also makes you feel full for a longer period.
That way, you can control your hunger. Studies show that eating legumes and beans helps to lower blood pressure, reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases, and reducing LDL cholesterol.
Next, on our list this protein-packed food that’s filled with probiotics.
These two (probiotics and protein) are good for weight loss and gut health too. Gut health obviously impacts your weight.
So, eating more probiotics and fiber make sure that your gut bacteria are kept happy.
You still have to watch out for sugar – flavored yogurts. Taking flavored yogurts will only be counterproductive.
That’s why you should use fruit instead to sweeten plain yogurt.
Even though your first impression after seeing these seeds is that they are little and should contain little nutrient.
If that’s your impression, well, you are wrong. These seeds are truly little but make up for this by having a healthy load of nutrients.
Chia seeds have 4 grams of fiber per teaspoon. What? that’s twice as much as serving cooked broccoli!
One other thing you will surely find shockingly amazing with these seeds is that they are able to absorb 11 times their own body weight in liquid.
Wait! What? are you talking about that crunchy white thing we eat when we go to see the movies?
Well…not really. The Popcorns in the movie-theatre are usually doused with butter. That for me is not healthy.
The fact that they are filled with air means eating large portion won’t increase your level of calorie intake.
But that doesn’t mean it won’t work. Just add a bit of hard work and you are good to go.
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