Foods for weight loss

Posted in Health
on October 10, 2014

You know about the foods you shouldn’t eat to lose weight, but  do you know about the foods you should be eating? We assume all fruits and vegetables are perfect options for weight loss. But, it’s about what specific foods help trigger your metabolism. It’s important to select the top foods for weight loss and add them into a regular diet.

index    Berries like blackberries, raspberries, blueberries and strawberries are fat-burning foods for weight loss because they have few carbohydrates and are low in sugar compared to other fruits. Berries eliminate toxins and other harmful materials, which detoxifies the body. Berries also promote heart health by removing bad cholesterol from the body. The fiber content in berries slows down the digestion and absorption of added sugar.

Porridge with berries (1)Oatmeal consists of complex carbohydrates. It’s also one of the super foods for weight loss because consuming complex carbohydrates burns more fat rather than eating simple carbohydrates. Oatmeal decreases your appetite by keeping you full longer with it’s high-fiber content. Eat oatmeal one to two hours before working out will help you to work out for longer, which helps with weight loss. Oats are also rich in protein, which increases strength and lowers body fat.

bananasBananas are filled with soluble fiber that prevents eating comfort foods. Starch in bananas also prevents the absorption of carbohydrates in the body. The body burns fat instead of carbohydrates. Potassium in bananas helps to build muscles, which also burns fat.

Cucumber on WhiteCucumbers are one of the best low-calorie foods for weight loss. They contain high amounts of water and are amazing for your skin because they reduce puffiness (prefect for under your eyes). Cucumbers are a great source of silica, a mineral required for strengthening the connective tissues.

indexLemons remove toxins from your liver. Maintaining your liver is essential for the body’s ability to metabolize and burn fat. It tastes acidic, but can alkalize the bodily fluids and tissues. Drink a glass of lemon water daily morning to prevent fat build up. If you drink warm lemon water, you’ll rev up your metabolism, too.

What super foods do you want to add to the list? Make sure to comment or tweet any suggestions to @BlissBrunette. I hope you all enjoy the weekend and I will talk to you on Monday.

  • I happen to be eating oatmeal as I was reading this! Great blog!

  • Such a great thing to note. You’re spot on with eating the right things instead of just cutting out the bad. Great advice!

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