You may have already heard that superfoods bring a lot of benefits. For example, prevent chronic diseases, keep your mind sharp, build bones and improve your eyesight. But, did you know that they also help you get and stay slim? Well, they do. Here are some of the best superfoods for diet.
Oats are rich in fiber. A serving of oats can help you feel full throughout the day. A half cup pack of oats contain 4.6 grams of resistant starch. Resistant starch is a healthy carb which boosts metabolism as well as burns fat.
A cup of black beans has a whopping 15 grams of satisfying protein. The good news is, it doesn’t contain any of the saturated fat found in other protein sources, such as red meat.
There is no reason to be afraid of eating fats. Yes, so long as they are the right fats. Avocado contains oleic acid, a compound of healthy monounsaturated fats. This compound may trigger your body to quiet hunger. Eat a quarter or a half of an avocado and watch your fat melt away. Also, this creamy fruit contains protein and fiber as well.
Lean sources of protein will help you feel full without adding fat. About a half of women ages 18 to 50 don’t know if they get enough of this vital nutrient.
So, increase your intake with salmon. Compared to the red meat, it is a leaner choice. Not only that but salmon are also rich with monounsaturated fat too. According to a 2001 study, dieters who eat monounsaturated fat-rich diet lost 9 pounds on average. On the other hand, the low-fat dieters gained 6 pounds on average.
That’s right. Blueberries. While being well-known for their anti-aging effects, they are also a powerful weight loss friendly food. A one cup serving contains only 80 calories while helping you feel full with 4 grams of fiber.
This superfood is a fiber-packed and heartier alternative to its not-so-super white counterparts. A half cup serving of brown rice contains 1.7 grams of resistant starch. Not only that, but it is also a low energy density food. Which means it is heavy and filling yet has low calories.
One study has shown that women who ate a higher energy density diet gained about three times as much as weight over six years, compared to women who eat a low energy density diet.