There are a lot of healthy superfoods for quick weight loss but these are guaranteed to change your life Most of which can be found at your local market or supermarket. Now just because this food is good for weight loss doesn’t mean you should eat without moderation (moderation is always the key) and planning your meals will also help you keep track of what you take in at given times of the day.
You can never go wrong with apples; they are low in calories (50 calories) for a medium-sized apple, rich in dietary fiber. This healthy superfood helps in the prevention of absorption of bad cholesterol in the gut. Apples are also rich in vitamin c and beta carotene which is a powerful antioxidant. This helps the body develop resistance to diseases. According to Dr Bahram H. Arjmandi,RD, Margaret A. Sitton of the Florida State University stated that “Apples are indeed a miracle fruit”. Animal studies have shown that certain compounds in apples promote fat breakdown. Do you see why these bad boys are wonderful for weight loss?
This superfood is rich in dietary fiber (beta-glucan). Beta-glucan lowers cholesterol levels.it also contains antioxidants called avenanthramides which prevent free radicals from damaging LDL cholesterol. A bowl of oats in the morning mixed with honey and skimmed milk is the perfect way to start your day. I bet you didn’t know that oats also ease constipation and lower blood sugar. This is possible because of the high fiber content, it also helps in reducing your chances of colon cancer. Eat a bowl TODAY and accelerate your weight loss journey.
Where do I even start, this is a wonderful source of carbohydrates and promotes gut health. The purple and red varieties are rich. Sweet potatoes are known to have antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties and also help in blood sugar regulation. Rich in vitamin A and anthocyanin (anti-inflammatory benefits) which have been shown to reduce the chances of getting cancer. Sweet potatoes also improve insulin sensitivity.
Besides being one of the most popular fruits in the world. Bananas are everyone’s favorite because it’s rich creamy, and almost impossible not to enjoy. I don’t think I have ever heard anyone say they hate bananas; I personally do not tolerate any banana slander.
It also has cardiovascular benefits i.e. bananas are rich in potassium which is essential in maintaining normal blood pressure and heart function. One medium-sized banana contains at least 400mg of potassium. They also block the absorption of dietary cholesterol which helps keep blood cholesterol levels in check. The dietary benefits of bananas are a lot to list but, the most important is the high fiber content. This helps in regulating the speed of digestion. The curvy, thick, firm in all the right places yellow masterpiece of fruit can be helpful in overcoming depression “due to high levels of tryptophan(an essential amino acid that helps the body produce serotonin and melanin), which the body converts to serotonin, the mood-elevating brain neurotransmitter. Also helps in the prevention of muscle cramps.
This is a good source of dietary fat. There there are very few nutrients that are not found in avocados, in other words, this superfood is rich in all types of vit B except B12, rich in Vit E, K, C, fiber, magnesium, phosphorous, manganese, and copper ( to name a few). They are in a class of their own, these round-shaped jewels help in reducing the chances of getting osteoporosis, arthritis, cancer, and inflammation. Avocados are also very filling; one medium-sized avocado can serve as a good lunch snack.
If I start, I will not finish. Eggs are one of the most nutritious foods on the planet. A single large boiled egg contains Vit A, B5, B6, B12, B2, D, E, K phosphorous, selenium, calcium, and zinc. Eggs also raise HDL cholesterol (the good cholesterol), they also contain choline which is used in building cell membranes and producing signaling molecules to the brain, contains lutein and zeaxanthin which are powerful antioxidants that build up the retina in the eye. Eggs are a wonderful source of protein (the holy grail of bodybuilding). I recommend not eating more than one yoke a day and for those losing weight,3 egg whites and one yoke with two slices of wheat bread serve as a good filling breakfast or lunch.
What can be said about the chicken breast that has not been said already by doctors, bodybuilders, athletes, and researchers? Chicken breasts are the perfect source of protein especially if you are on a controlled or monitored diet. High source of protein and also other vitamins, all forms of vit B are present in chicken, biotin, iron, zinc, selenium, magnesium, and iron. It is a good source of dietary protein.
A good alternative source of animal protein that is rich in Vit A and D, phosphorous, and iodine. Did you know that fish oils found in fatty fish (salmon, tuna, and mackerel) are the richest source of this type of fat, that is vital to normal brain development in infants and unborn babies? Fish is a particularly good choice for the diet of a pregnant or lactating woman.
To state this, our Nigerian beans are not a good source of protein, they are digested and broken down into carbohydrates. Now kidney beans (canned or raw) are a very good source of cholesterol-lowering fiber, the kidney beans that usually come in red and black are much firmer than others and it has slightly less fat and saturated fat than others but with a high protein concentration. Blessed with high fiber content, this high fiber content prevents blood sugar levels from rising too rapidly after a meal which makes this a good diet choice, especially in people with diabetes.
Tomatoes are a treasure of riches when it comes to antioxidant benefits, it contains Vit C and beta carotene, Vit E ,vit k1, and manganese and in terms of phytonutrients, it is off the charts.it also contains lycopene which helps in the prevention of prostate cancer. They are a superfood that can be eaten raw, cooked roasted, or blended….stop me, please…
Well, there you have it, a list of superfoods good for weight loss. Keep in mind that if you are eating fruits with the aim of weight loss, it is recommended to include at least 30 mins of physical activity, running, power walking, skipping, etc. Are there any foods that helped you achieve your weight loss goals, please share in the comment section.