Best Superfoods for Weight Loss

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Slimming superfoods

Why these foods are called superfoods?  They are nutritional powerhouses that prevent chronic diseases, help build bones, improve your eyesight, and even keep your mind sharp.

Read about the top best superfoods for weight loss, and learn how to include them into your daily diet!

  1. Black beans

Black beans are packed with protein (a cup contains 15 grams of satisfying protein) and don’t contain any of the saturated fat (like in red meat).

  1. Oats

They contain plenty of fiber (a half cup packs 4.6 grams of Resistant Starch). It is a healthy carb that boosts metabolism and burns fat.

  1. Avocados

Eating fats should not scare you when speaking about the right fats.

Avocados contain an oleic acid, which belongs to the healthy monounsaturated fats (MUFAs). It triggers your body to actually quiet hunger. A quarter or a half of an avocado will be enough to melt your belly fat. Besides that this creamy fruit is also packed with protein and fiber.

  1. Salmon

The sources rich in protein help you feel full without adding fat.

Increase your intake of salmon, which is a better choice than red meat and is packed of MUFAs.

  1. Blueberries

Blueberries are well known for their anti-aging effects. One cup of serving provides you only with 80 calories and helps you feel full with 4 grams of fiber.

  1. Broccoli

This amazing vegetable is well-known for its cancer-preventing powers. One serving provides less than 30 calories and prevents weight problems too. Can be consumed cooked or raw.

  1. Brown rice

Comparing to the white rice, brown rice is heartier. A half-cup serving contains 1.7 grams of Resistant Starch (important carb that boosts metabolism and burns fat).

Brown rice is a low-energy-density food and filling but it is low in calories.

  1. Pears

About 15% of your daily recommended amount of fiber can be received from just one pear. According to the results of one study, the women who ate three pears lost more weight than those who didn’t.

  1. Wine

The wine contains resveratrol, the famous antioxidant, which stops fat storage. Many conducted studies confirmed that moderate wine drinkers have less belly fat than liquor drinkers. Drinking a glass of good wine can boost your calorie burn for a good 90 minutes.

  1. Grapefruit

Eating half a grapefruit before each meal may help you lose up to a pound a week!

It can lower insulin, a fat-storage hormone, and thus leads to weight loss and can fill you up so you eat less, due to containing protein, and because it’s at least 90% water.

  1. Kidney beans

This variety of beans offers protein and fiber (more than 5 grams per serving!). Kidney beans are also rich in Resistant Starch (a 1/2-cup serving contains nearly 2 grams of this slimming carb).

  1. Almonds

They are superfood rich in healthy fats that help you slim down, in particular, can help you shed pounds.  One study showed that people who added nuts to a low-cal diet lost more weight than people who followed the same diet but changed almonds for a carb-heavy snack like crackers.

  1. Green tea

This drink hydrates like water and helps fill you up and shed pounds. The antioxidants in green tea will increase fat burn and calorie burn. According to one study five cups, a day could help you lose twice as much weight (mostly around your middle).

  1. Lentils

Lentils are rich in satiating fiber and protein. A half-cup serving delivers 3.4 grams of Resistant Starch.

  1. Bananas

Bananas are a slimming superfood, and medium-size banana will fill you up and boost your metabolism with 12.5 grams of Resistant Starch.

  1. Eggs

Eggs are best for breakfast, because are loaded with protein that will curb your appetite. As one study confirmed that overweight women who ate egg breakfasts lost twice as much weight as women who didn’t eat.

  1. Dark chocolate

A fragment of dark chocolate can slow down digestion so you feel full longer and eat less at your next meal.

Dark chocolate is full of MUFAs, high in these healthy fats that boost your metabolism to burn fat and calories. It also helps by curbing cravings for sweet, salty, or fatty diet foods.

  1. Oranges

It provides you with only 59 calories, but thanks to a heavy dose of fiber, it belongs to highest fruits on a list of 38 filling foods put together.

  1. Potatoes

The potatoes are high in carbs, and comparing to the white bread they are filling three times more.  They are also rich in Resistant Starch (that helps your body burn fat).

  1. Pine nuts

If you are a lover of nuts, here is another option except for almonds – the pine nuts.

More than 80 nuts contain only 95 calories.

  1. White beans

One-half cup of white beans contains 4 grams of healthy carb that boosts metabolism an fat-blasting Resistant Starch.

  1. Cheese

The best are fresh goat cheese and feta cheese because they contain a high amount of fatty acid that helps you feel full. It burns fat too.

  1. Low-fat milk

The milk’s proteins can keep you feeling satisfied and milk also contains a fatty acid.

  1. Garbanzo beans

These slimming beans, called chickpeas pack more than 2 grams of Resistant Starch per half-cup serving. They’re also rich in fiber, protein, and healthy fats.

  1. Pearl barley

This starchy side adds some satisfying fiber and nearly 2 grams of Resistant Starch in just a half-cup serving.

Source: www.health.com