Super food for weight loss and diabetes-used

So-called Superfoods are
nutritional powerhouses that
help build bones,
prevent chronic diseases,
improve your eyesight, and even
keep your mind
sharp. But did you know new
evidence suggests these foods
can also help you
get—and stay—slim?
Read on for the top superfoods
for weight loss, and how to pack
them into
your daily diet!
Black beans A cup of black beans
packs a whopping 15 grams of
satisfying
protein and doesn't contain any
of the saturated fat found in
other protein
sources, like red meat.
Try this recipe: Spiced Black
Bean Hummus With Marinated
Peaches
< http://recipes.health.com/ recipes/10000001989969- spiced-black-bean-hummus- with-marinated-peaches >
Oats Oats are rich in fiber, so a
serving can help you feel full
throughout
the day. Just a half cup packs 4.6
grams of Resistant Starch
< http://www.health.com/health/ article/0,,20409809,00.html>, a
healthy carb
that boosts metabolism and
burns fat.
Try this recipe: Dark Chocolate
and Oat Clusters
< http://recipes.health.com/ recipes/10000002002350-dark- chocolate-oat-clusters >
Avocados There's no reason to
be afraid of eating fats—as long
as they're
the right fats.
Oleic acid, a compound in
avocados' healthy
monounsaturated fats (MUFAs),
may trigger your body to actually
quiet hunger. Stick to a quarter
or a
half of an avocado and watch
that belly fat melt away. The
creamy fruit is
also packed with fiber and
protein.
*Try this recipe:* Avocado,
Lettuce, and Tomato Sandwiches
< http://recipes.health.com/ recipes/10000001063327-alt- avocado-lettuce-and-tomato- sandwiches >
Salmon Lean sources of protein
help you feel full without adding
fat.
However, 50% of women ages
18 to 50 don't know if they get
enough of this
essential nutrient.
Up your intake with salmon; it's a
leaner choice than red meat and
is
chock-full of MUFAs to boot. A
2001 study found that dieters
eating a
MUFA-rich diet lost an
average of 9 pounds, while their
low-fat diet
counterparts gained, on average,
6.
Try this recipe: Pan-Grilled
Salmon With Pineapple Salsa
< http://recipes.health.com/ recipes/10000000521971-pan- grilled-salmon-with-pineapple- salsa >
Blueberries Best known for their
anti-aging effects, blueberries,
while
tiny, are a powerful figure-
friendly eat: A 1-cup serving sets
you back
only 80 calories, and helps you
feel full with 4 grams of fiber.
Try this recipe: Blueberry-
Lemon Sorbet
< http://recipes.health.com/ recipes/10000001208194- blueberry-lemon-sorbet >
Broccoli Cooked or raw, this
cruciferous veggie is well-known
for its
cancer-preventing powers, but
with a punch of filling fiber in
less than 30
calories a serving, it's bound to
prevent weight problems too.
Try this recipe: Broccoli Salad
With Sesame Dressing and
Cashews
< http://recipes.health.com/ recipes/10000001046799- broccoli-salad-with-sesame- dressing-and-cashews >
Brown rice
Brown rice is a
heartier, fiber-packed alternative
to
less-than-super white rice. A half-
cup serving contains 1.7 grams
of Resistant
Starch , a
healthy carb that boosts
metabolism and burns fat.
Plus, brown rice is a low-energy-
density food, meaning it's heavy
and
filling but low in calories. One
study found that women who
ate a
higher-energy-density diet
gained three times as much
weight over six years
than women eating a low-
energy-density diet.
Try this recipe: Wild Salmon
and Brown Rice Bowl
< http://recipes.health.com/ recipes/10000001949717-wild- salmon-and-brown-rice-bowl >
Pears
Just one pear packs 15%
of your daily recommended
amount of fiber.
One study found that women
who ate three pears a day
consumed fewer
calories and lost more weight
than those who didn't. Ditch the
peeler
though; the skin is where all that
filling fiber is hiding!
Try this recipe: Warm Pear
With Cinnamon Ricotta
< http://recipes.health.com/ recipes/10000002002233- warm-pear-with-cinnamon- ricotta >
Wine Resveratrol
,
The famed antioxidant found in
grape skin, stops fat storage.
Studies show
that moderate wine drinkers
have narrower waists and less
belly fat than
liquor drinkers. Downing a glass
can boost your calorie burn for a
good 90
minutes.
Try these: Best Bargain Bottles
of Wine
< http://www.health.com/health/ gallery/0,,20333668,00.html>
Grapefruit Even if you changed
nothing else about your diet,
eating half a
grapefruit before each meal may
help you lose up to a pound a
week!
A compound in the tangy fruit
can lower insulin, a fat-storage
hormone, and
that can lead to weight loss. It's
also a good source of protein,
and
because it's at least 90% water, it
can fill you.

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