What is a superfood? It’s not a chocolate Poptart or a cookie – things that taste super – but foods that have great health benefits including superfoods for weight loss. These superfoods tend to be high in vital vitamins and minerals that also aid bone health, blood health, skin health, and aid digestion. It’s important to do your own research into the foods you’re eating. Maybe you’ll find something fantastic in your research but to fill in that white space here are some tips for you.
Suggested list of superfoods for weight loss:-
100% whole grain, oats have lots of benefits that are good for you. They are high in fibre and the insoluble fibre that you find in oats help maintain your digestive system as they don’t get absorbed. They are also high in protein, which helps growth and repairing tissue.
Put a mug of oats into a tupperware box and pour organic yogurt/Greek yogurt on the top, and leave it in the fridge overnight. The next morning you’ll have a delicious tub of overnight oats as the yogurt has seeped into the oats. Chop up some of your favourite fruits and sprinkle them on top – there’s a healthy, delicious breakfast.
Avocado has suddenly become super popular. It’s now one of the most popular food items to be bought from a store. Food bloggers are raving about it and so they should be. Avocado is high in healthy fats – don’t be alarmed. Fat can be healthy. They slow down digestion, improves eyesight and by adding them to your diet, recent survey results found that it decreases your appetite.
Mash up some avocado in a bowl and squeeze in some lime juice. Spread it thickly across a slice of toast (brown bread is better) and top with sliced turkey, season with black pepper. It’s a quick snack that will leave you feeling full and not craving more.
Blueberries are packed with antioxidants! This tasty little fruit is highly recommended by health professionals. They’re anti-inflammatory and can supposedly lower your risk of getting certain cancers. They’re high in vitamin C, fibre and there is only 83 calories for one cup of blueberries!
Blueberries are fantastic in smoothies. They go with everything! Or sprinkle them on top of overnight oats, porridge or simply with yogurt. Super tasty.
Grapefruit is very hit and miss. Some people love it and some people hate it, but either way, it’s good for you and there is only 53 calories in a serving of grapefruit. Studies show that it reduces cholesterol, boost metabolism and are rich in vitamin C.
Grapefruit can be bought in bottles from the store and drank or chop it up and put it with a simple salad. This gives your simple green salad a bit of a kick and a healthy boost.
One serving of broccoli has around 30 calories, which is very little and perfect if you’re trying to lose weight. It’s also full of vitamin C and K. High in folate, vitamin A and so much more. Broccoli is also high in fibre, so you feel fuller quicker meaning you won’t have such large portions or go back for seconds.
Broccoli soup is delicious. Boil chicken stock in a pan with the broccoli, allow it to boil and go tender before transferring it to the blender. Add salt and pepper. A little bit of bread. A delicious and healthy meal is ready.
Spinach isn’t just for Popeye. It’s rich in iron, which is fantastic for your blood and is also a great source of vitamin A and K. It’s low in fat and low in cholesterol. One cup of spinach is just 7 calories. It’s definitely good to include into your diet.
Spinach smoothies are fantastic, you don’t taste the spinach but you get all the health benefits. Add it to a smoothie with a bit of peanut butter and almond milk, a banana or an apple – delicious.
There are plenty of books on the market about superfoods for weight loss and so much more information out there for you to read.
Here are a few that I have read and found to be very beneficial:-
There are also a lot more superfoods for weight loss available for you to get your hands on with plenty of benefits. Find which suit you and get in the kitchen!
Note: it’s important to see your doctor if you planning on changing your diet or including more of a certain vitamin/mineral.