You know how we’ve always been told that we should just remove all the fat, unhealthy and overly-sweet foods from our diets in order to lose weight? Well, even though there’s some truth in that, shedding pounds isn’t actually all that black and white.
A new type of food has been discovered in recent years – superfoods. These nutritional powerhouses are great in providing us with:
- all the basic nutrients
- all beneficial ingredients we need for weight loss
- no unnecessary things like sugar.
With that in mind, here is the first part of the top 15 weight loss superfoods that even some Hollywood celebrities swear by.
1. Black Beans
Beans in general are known to be very healthy for a number of reasons. When it comes to dropping some weight, the black variation takes the cake.
In case you didn’t know, a single cup of black beans contains 15 grams of protein, which is the building block of muscles. Also, they don’t contain any of the unhealthy saturated fat.
As we all know, fruits are a mandatory part of any healthy diet. In that name, let’s take a look at why the pear should be considered a superfood.
A single pear actually contains over 15% of your daily recommended amount of fiber. Furthermore, those who consume three pears a day will intake fewer calories and lose more weight than those who don’t.
Since we already mentioned fruit, here’s one that proves not only that we need them in our diet, but also that not all fat is the same.
Avocados are unique in terms of what hides inside of them. This fruit is actually full of oleic acid, a part of the monosaturated fats found in the avocado, that can get rid of your hunger.
Another fruit that definitely deserves to be on this list for many reasons is the blueberry.
This tiny, bluish sucker is best known for its anti-aging effect. A single cup serving weighs only 80 calories, while providing you with 4 whole grams of useful fiber.
Also known as the ultimate breakfast food, oats have been around for quite some time. If not for their availability, we’re pretty sure that this food stuck around due to it’s amazing satiation factor.
In other words, a half cup of oats is packed with nearly 5 grams of resistant starch – a carbohydrate that can boost your metabolism and burn your fat.
6. Brown Rice
We all know how white rice isn’t very useful for our health, right? That’s why brown rice exists – to give us everything our body needs while also being a great side dish.
Much like oats, brown rice is packed with resistant starch, but is also a low-energy-density food: it’s filling but low in calories.
Although fish isn’t something we eat every day (unfortunately), some types definitely qualify as superfoods, and if we had to choose the best, it would most certainly be salmon.
This tasty fish contains a lot of monosaturated fats and omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, all of which will work towards cleaning your body and making you lose weight.
Every child knows that you’re supposed to eat your greens (even though some of us might not like it). And since we’re on the topic, we might as well talk about the best of them.
Broccoli is one of the best cruciferous vegetables on the planet. Whether you like it raw or cooked, it will provide you with beneficial ingredients, protect you against cancer, and burden you with only 30 calories per serving.