5 Super Foods for Weight Loss

by Lauren B. Wallace - Date: 2008-06-20 - Word Count: 297 Share This!

Many of us are aware of the wide range of health oriented foods available today. Anything from whole grains to fatty fish is beneficial to our daily diet. However, the trick is picking foods that are healthy for your body while at the same time encouraging weight loss.

Some of these super foods include grapefruit, sardines, pumpkin, grass-fed beef, and green tea. Grapefruit has been long known as a fat fighter. Studies show that people who consume half of a grapefruit prior to their meal are more successful with weight loss. Aside from its weight loss prosperities, grapefruit contains cancer fighting compounds including liminoids and lycopene. Furthermore, red grapefruit has been show to lower triglycerides. Sardines on the other hand gain their weight loss properties from protein. Protein has been known to stabilize blood, stimulate metabolism, and make you feel full longer. Sardines are also a great source of omega 3's which promote a healthy cardiovascular system and improve mood.

Grass-fed beef, just as sardines, is very high in protein. Simply make sure that your poultry does not contain any antibiotics, steroids, or hormones. Grass-fed beef will stimulate your metabolism, help you feel full longer and provide you with beneficial omega 3's. Pumpkin is yet another great weight loss food. Since pumpkin is so rich in fiber, it offers numerous health benefits on top of the slimming physique. And lastly, green tea, although it is not a food, it offers several benefits. Green tea is rich in antioxidants which aid in heart health, digestion, blood sugar regulation, and metabolic rate. With raised metabolic rate, we are able to digest food quicker and shed more pounds. So the next time you are looking for a healthy snack or meal, try to incorporate one of these super foods into your diet.


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Lauren S. Johnson writes health articles about fitness and nutrition.
Some of her favorite passions include studying the medicinal benefits of herbal remedies for antidepressants,
diet pills, and hoodia gordonii.

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