If you aren't incorporating superfoods into your diet then you are not only missing out on potential weight loss, but you are inviting risk for disease and illness. Find out which Superfoods will supercharge your nutrition plan. Make sure you incorporate as many of these foods as you can on a daily basis to stoke your metabolism fat burning furnace. Fruit: These fruits are high in antioxidants, which help with disease prevention and contain flavonoids. Flavonoids help with eyesight and coordination.
These dark colored fruits are also a good source of fiber and boost your immune system. * Raspberries * Blueberries, * Blackberries * Guava (great source of lycopene) * Goji Berries * Dried Plums Nuts: Great source of fiber, phytoestrogens, vitamin B6, niacin, magnesium, healthy monounsaturated fats, and protein. These nuts help to lower LDL (bad) cholesterol and seem to help maintain healthy blood vessels. * Almonds * Walnuts * Cashews * Brazil Nuts * Hazelnuts Bean/Lentils: Beans are a great source of protein and fiber as well as low in calories.
They help to stabilize blood sugars and provide isoflavones that help to prevent certain forms of cancers and heart disease. * Legumes (chickpeas, lima beans, lentils, dry beans) * Black Beans, * Red Beans Oils: Particulary Extra Virgin Olive Oil. It is a heart healthy fat that helps to lower LDL (bad) cholesterol. It contains anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
It also helps to control cravings Fish: Fish contains the potent Omega 3 fatty acid. It is potent in a very good way. It helps your body store less fat and helps your body convert fat to energy.
It is a great anti-inflammatory as well as wonderful brain food. The ADA recommends that you consume 1.5-3gms of Omega 3 fats a day. One serving of the choices below will provide almost 4 gms of Omega 3 fats.
* Salmon * Tuna * Mackeral Vegetables: A variety of colors is the key here. For example carrots are a great source of beta carotene , which can reduce the risk of cancer, tomato contains lycopene another powerful anti-oxidant that reduces the risk of cancer. Dark green leafy vegetables such as spinach contain carotenoids that improve your immune system and is full of vitamins and minerals. Don't forget about these other powerful vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, kale and other cruciferous vegetables that contain cancer fighting properties as well as a great source of fiber which aids in weight loss.
Approved vegetables: * Carrots * Tomato * Broccoli * Kale * Spinach * Cauliflower * Beets * Cabbage * Swiss Chard * Purslane Green Tea: Not only is non-caffeinated fluid good for you, but research has shown that green tea may be one of the best disease fighting fluids you can consume. It is very high in antioxidants and scientists have shown that is has reduced cancer in individuals by as much 60%. It actually inhibits the growth of cancer cells. Studies have indicated that it reduces overall cholesterol levels as well as increasing the ratio of HDL (good) cholesterol to LDL (bad) cholesterol. Drinking green tea helps these ailments and more: * cancer * rheumatoid arthritis * high cholesterol levels * cariovascular disease * infection * impaired immune function There is also some research that drinking green tea shows benefits to those wanting to lose weight. Researchers showed that those that consumed caffeine and green tea extract burned more calories than those that consumed caffeine or a placebo.
It looks very encouraging so far based on the studies that have been released. If you can eat as many of these superfoods as you can on a daily basis you will be running at peak efficiency and burning maximum calories to stoke the fat burning furnace called your metabolism.
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