6 Superfoods for Weight Loss
Posted by Physician's Preference on 6/24/2012
Apples, kale, blueberries & more! Which superfoods are you missing out on that could be beneficial to your weight loss goals?!
Top 6 superfoods for weight loss:
Apples: An apple a day really can keep the pounds away. Apples have a good bit of antioxidants in them which may help prevent metabolic syndrome, a condition known for leaving you with unceccessary excess belly fat. Those who ate an apple prior to eating a meal consumed much fewer calories than those who ate a different snack.
Kale: This little leafy green contains only 34 calories per cup (chopped) and a little over 1.3 grams in fiber! Mix chopped kale into cooked black beans or toss it in with your next smoothie. You'll never even know it's there!
Lentils: These legumes are the ultimate belly flattener! Eating lentils can help prevent your insulin levels from spiking throughout the day. Not to mention, they're a great source of protein!
Goji berries: Who would have thought these chewy, tart berries contain over 18 amino acids and make for an incredible source of protein?! Goji berries have also been shown to have a hunger-curbing effect over other fruits. Throw back a few of these mid-day to keep you satisfied until dinner.
Blueberries: These tiny little berries have the highest antioxidant level of all commonly consumed fruit. Not just that but they also deliver over 3.5 grams of fiber per cup!
Avocado: This heart healthy superfood contains mono saturated fat which increases satiety. Add half of an avocado to your scrambled eggs or eat it alone as a filling snack! Remember: avocados contain a lot of calories so make sure you watch your portions!