Below are some fantastic superfoods to help you live a healthy life and lose weight. Eating the right foods can help you drop weight more effectively by speeding up your metabolism and helping stop those nasty cravings that we all have a love hate relationship with. Don’t forget you still need to burn more calories than what you are taking in, these foods can assist, but it will be more effective teamed with a exercise program.
Raw Nuts: Are a perfect snack on the run containing mono- & polyunsaturated fats, proteins, fibre, vitamin E, zinc, potassium and magnesium.
Tomatoes: very low in calories and are high in lycopene which can help prevent cancer, they are also a great source of vitamin A, C and antioxidants.
Wild Salmon: the super fish with one of the best sources of omega 3 fatty acids, protein and calcium, Vitamin D and B. Aim for 2 – 3 servings of fish per week.
Green tea: strong antioxidant, metabolism booster, rich in antioxidants and can also help speed up fat loss.
Broccoli: soluble fiber and low calorie which helps fat loss, folate vitamins A and C, low in calories.
Apples: are high in pectin and fiber which can assist with weight loss as you will feel full for longer, they are also one of the best forms of antioxidants, make sure you keep the skin on!
Spinach: Is one of the most alkaline foods being high in antioxidants, vitamins A, K, B, C and also can help with muscle and bone loss.
Walnuts: source of protein, healthy fat and fibre.
Oats: are great to help decrease cholesterol are high in soluble fibre and are low-gi for slow energy release which will keep you feeling fuller for longer.
Blueberries: the miracle berry, full of vitamins and antioxidants to help prevent cancer, eye and heart diseases.
Flaxseeds: source of fiber, protein & omega-3. Flaxseed oil is perfect addition to your breakfast, salads or vegetable based meals. Only use flaxseed oil that is refrigerated and in a dark container.
I try to add as many of these into my daily nutrition plan, to obtain the most vitamin and minerals that I can for my body.
Very soon I will be posting an example of what I eat on a day to day basis, to give you all an idea how simple it can be to eat clean and raw and of how great it can be to wake up feeling amazing every day.
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