The title of “super-food” gets thrown around a lot these days. What makes something a super food though is a food that is loaded with nutritional value. We’re talking more than normal. It also needs to be especially beneficial to your health; it needs to provide some sort of help to your body’s natural processes. You’ll find that super foods that do a number of things, this comprehensive list will cover some of those that help your body lose weight.
Salmon is a great source of lean protein. Half a fillet of salmon contains 40g of protein. But what really makes this superfood a go to for dieters is its monosaturated fatty acids (MUFAs). MUFAs have been shown to be good for your heart and they also have been shown to help dieters lose weight.
Not only do oranges provide a huge dose of vitamin C, they also contain tons of fiber. How does this dietary fiber help you lose weight? Fiber takes a lot of time for your body to digest. Thus the longer it takes to digest that orange, the longer you’ll feel more full. And the longer you feel more full, the less likely you’ll want to eat more, which comes in handy curbing those unwanted cravings.
Grapefruits are extremely beneficial in your dietary endeavors. Like the orange they are a great source of vitamin C. Yet where they start to help with losing weight is the fact that grapefruits contain a compound that helps lower your body’s levels of insulin. Insulin is a hormone that is used in your body’s fat storage process. On top of all that, grapefruits are a great source of lean protein as they contain no fat and are mostly water. Checkout this article for all of the benefits the grapefruit provides.
Green tea is great for fat and calorie loss due to its high anti-oxidant content. These anti-oxidants help supplement your body’s ability to burn fat and calories. Plus the water will help you feel more full, which as we know will help fight off detrimental cravings.
Another high fiber food, quinoa can help you lose weight by making you feel fuller. Yet it also has more than just dietary fiber. Quinoa also contains vitamin B12 and iron which aid in your body’s ability to make energy. When you are deficient in these your body slows down and it can’t process nutrients as efficiently. Plus it has low calories which means you can eat more of it without having to worry that the unspent energy will be stored as fat in your body.
First and foremost you need to remember this is still chocolate we are talking about here so eat it accordingly. But unlike other chocolates, dark chocolate contains high amounts of MUFAs. And like what we learned about salmon, these acids help your body’s metabolism. Which in turn helps your body burn those fats and calories.