Importance Of Superfoods For Weight Loss
The following 10 Superfoods contain a bounty of healthy, nutritional values, and they can even help you lose weight and slim down without any hunger pangs.
1. ALMONDS: A one ounce serving of raw or roasted almonds, about 161 calories, delivers a powerhouse of fiber, protein, monounsaturated fat (the good type of fat), vitamin B2, vitamin E, manganese, magnesium, and copper. Their antioxidant properties protect against the aging effects of free radicals. Eating almonds can boost your metabolism. Because of their hunger curbing satisfaction, you’ll feel fuller longer. An added bonus is that 10 – 15% of calories from almonds are not absorbed in your system.
2. BLUEBERRIES: A one cup serving of blueberries, …show more content…
KALE: Kale is a wonderfully nutritional leafy green. A 2.4 ounce of raw kale, about 33 calories, provides vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B6, C, and K, Iron, calcium, copper, manganese, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, fiber, and protein. Kale’s antioxidant properties come from its various flavonoids. The beauty about eating kale is that you can eat all that you want by adding it to salads, as a snack, or as an added nutritional boost when you make smoothies. The fiber contents of Kale will help you satisfy your hunger cravings between meals.
8. OATS/OATMEAL: Oats are a beneficial source of whole grain nutrients. A 2.75 ounce serving of dry oats, about 303 calories, supplies your body with healthy carbohydrates, beta-glucan fiber, protein, heart healthy fat, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, copper, iron, zinc, folate, vitamins B1, B3, B5, and B6, calcium, and potassium. Oatmeal is a common source of breakfast food, but oats are also used in muffins, granola bars, and other forms of baked foods. Oatmeal is a fiber filling food that satisfies your hunger quickly so that you tend to eat less often between meals, and that helps you lose …show more content…
WATERCRESS: Watercress is a member of the mustard plant family, and, as the name implies, is a water soluble herb that is an excellent source of phytonutrients. There are only 11 calories in a 3.5 ounce serving, plus it has high levels of antioxidant properties. Watercress is loaded with gluconasturtiin, vitamins A, B-complex, C, E, and K, sodium, potassium, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, selenium, zinc, lutein, riboflavin protein, fiber, and carbohydrates. Watercress can be eaten as a vegetable and it is a good additive in salads, sandwiches, soups, and pureed vegetable drinks. This leafy herb adds a peppery flavor to foods and its fiber content helps to satisfy your hunger quickly, which helps to suppress your desire to snack between