10 Superfoods for Weight Loss

Superfoods are foods that are very high in nutritional value and “help build bones, prevent chronic diseases, improve your eyesight, and even keep your mind sharp”. These are very helpful in weight loss due to the fact that if your nutrition is on point, you won’t be craving junk food and you will be on your road to losing weight!

Black beans

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1 cup of black beans is very high in protein (15 grams) and contains no saturated fat (like red meat, etc).

Oats

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One of my personal favorites, oats are very high in soluble fiber, which helps keep you full throughout the day and keeps your cholesterol in control. 1 cup also has 10 grams of protein and resistant starch, which is a carbohydrate that boosts metabolism and burns fat.

Avocados

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Avocados are known to contain a good amount of healthy fats. The monounsaturated fats in avocados help keep you full longer and they are also high in protein and fiber.

Salmon

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Salmon is another superfood that is very high in lean proteins so you can fill up without having to worry about gaining weight! Like avocados, they contain monounsaturated fat, a healthy fat necessary in your body.

Blueberries

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Blueberries, like other berries, are known for their antioxidants and anti-aging properties. 1 cup of blueberries contains only 80 calories and 4 grams of fiber!

Broccoli

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Broccoli is highly praised for its cancer preventing properties and its high fiber content. 1 serving (1 cup) contains only 30 calories, guaranteeing you get satisfied without eating excessive calories.

Brown rice

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Brown rice is heartier and richer in fiber than its evil counterpart, white rice. Unlike white rice, brown rice is not a refined carbohydrate, making it good for you. It contains resistant starch, a metabolism boosting carbohydrate, and is filling while being low in calories.

Almonds

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Nuts in general are great superfoods high in protein and healthy fats that aid in weight loss. One study shows that a group that added almonds to their regular diet lost more weight than people who didn’t.

Green tea

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Green tea hydrates like water but tastes good and fills you up. It is high in antioxidants that aid in weight loss because they increase your metabolism and you burn more calories. Five cups a day could help you burn twice as much fat as you normally would.

Eggs

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Eggs are a breakfast staple for many people and are high in protein, which keeps your appetite stable. One study showed that women who ate eggs rather than bagels lost twice as much weight. It was shown that cholesterol is not a concern because both groups in the study had equal and regular cholesterol levels.

Source: http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20475957,00.html