We are fortunate to have access of some much possibilities of super foods for weight loss and better health, all available from your local grocer. There is now a health section in almost every food store. And with more knowledge, much of the public are now making better choices. As a personal trainer and health lover I cannot help by smile knowing people are making better choices and more health conscious. So let me share with you super foods for weight loss and better health:
1. Chia Seeds
You may have wondered why in the world would I eat a chia seed? Chia seeds provide your body with protein, fiber and omega 3. I add them to my detox shakes, salad and most meals. They do not have taste so you really do not notice them but they are packed with health benefits. Most athletes swear by chia seeds as one of their foods for weight loss and better health!
2. Maca Powder
Maca is packed with minerals and nutrients to support functions of your cells. I also add this to my detox drinks, and most dinners. It tastes similar to rice or quinoa and I love it. Maca is said to increase endurance and strength. With all my energy I believe it works, try it in your diet!
Spinach is a super leafy green packed with iron, fiber and loaded with nutrients. This energy boosting green is low in calories and very filling. I make spinach salads, spinach shakes and even sneak spinach into my dinners. Enjoy the super food to better your health and watch the number on the scale drop.
Avocados, love them or hate them, but boy they are good for you. Avocados are a good fat for you that help lower your cholesterol and promote HDL. Their creamy texture is great for sandwiches or dip. Enjoy them when they are soft for a great super food and metabolic booster!
Quinoa is an amazing gluten free grain that is loaded with protein and taste. Quinoa can be used as part of your dishes as you would use rice or pasta except this is the healthier choice. Quinoa is also packed with nutrients so this grain is the best choice. Quinoa has a nutty flavor and it is very tasty!
6. Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes rock because they are healthy, they look appealing to children and they taste sweet. The bright orange super foods are high in beta carotene and other nutrients. They are a great carbohydrate that will keep you full for hours and provide you with plenty of energy! Sweet potatoes also help stabilize your blood sugar level. You can use this super food to replace white potatoes. You can also make mashed sweet potatoes or sweet potato fries.
I saved my favorite super food for last, apples! I eat an apple every day because there is pectin in them, a natural fat burner. They are healthy and I love the taste of apples! Enjoy this super food!
Hope you have enjoyed my list of super foods that can help you to lose weight, have more energy and better your health. Tell me what is your favorite super food and why? Do you have super foods on a regular basis! Wishing you the best of health and a super healthy day!