Key Superfoods You Need For Weight Loss
Hunter Registered Dietitian, CSCS
why you need to incorporate these superfoods into your diet
is because they provide excellent nutrients that fuel your
body for optimum efficiency as well as help reduce inflammation
which allows you to recover better between workouts. All this
means you make greater progress in your weight loss.
sure you incorporate as many of these foods as you can on
a daily basis to stoke your metabolism fat burning furnace.
These fruits are high in antioxidants, which help with disease
prevention and contain flavonoids. Flavonoids help with eyesight
and coordination. These dark colored fruits are also a good
source of fiber and boost your immune system.
Guava (great source of lycopene)
Great source of fiber, phytoestrogens, vitamin B6, niacin,
magnesium, healthy monounsaturated fats, and protein. Nuts
help to lower LDL (bad) cholesterol and seem to help maintain
healthy blood vessels.
Beans are a great source of protein and fiber as well as low
in calories. They help to stabilize blood sugars and provide
isoflavones that help to prevent certain forms of cancers
and heart disease.
(chickpeas, lima beans, lentils, dry beans)
Particulary Extra Virgin Olive Oil. It is a heart healthy
fat that helps to lower LDL (bad) cholesterol. It contains
anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It also helps
to control cravings
Fish contains the potent Omega 3 fatty acid. It is potent
in a very good way. It helps your body store less fat and
helps your body convert fat to energy. It is a great anti-inflammatory
as well as wonderful brain food. The ADA recommends that you
consume 1.5-3gms of Omega 3 fats a day. One serving of the
choices below will provide almost 4 gms of Omega 3 fats.
A variety of colors is the key here. For example carrots are
a great source of beta carotene , which can reduce the risk
of cancer, tomato contains lycopene another powerful anti-oxidant
that reduces the risk of cancer.
green leafy vegetables such as spinach contain carotenoids
that improve your immune system and is full of vitamins and
minerals. We also can’t forget about broccoli, cauliflower,
kale and other cruciferous vegetables that contain cancer
Tea: Not only is non-caffeinated fluid good for you, but research
has shown that green tea may be one of the best disease fighting
fluids you can consume. It is very high in antioxidants and
scientists have shown that is has reduced cancer in individuals
by as much 60%. It actually inhibits the growth of cancer
cells. Research has also shown that it reduces over cholesterol
levels as well as increasing the ratio of HDL (good) cholesterol
to LDL (bad) cholesterol.
are just some of the ailments that drinking green tea helps:
* rheumatoid arthritis
* high cholesterol levels
* cariovascular disease
* impaired immune function
is also some research that drinking green tea shows benefits
to those wanting to lose weight. Researchers showed that those
that consumed caffeine and green tea extract burned more calories
than those that consumed caffeine or a placebo. More studies
are being conducted to determine if this is valid evidence,
but so far it looks encouraging.
can eat as many of these superfoods as you can on a daily
basis you will be running at peak efficiency and burning maximum
calories to stoke the fat burning furnace called your metabolism.
Hunter RD, CSCS is the author of the Carb Rotation Diet. To
discover the 5 absolute truths Every Serial Dieter Who Seeks
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