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Why Superfoods Are Important for Weight Loss

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Weight loss is something that’s always on our minds, so how can we eat right so that it becomes a habit? Start by integrating these superfoods into your daily diet and you’ll see how easy it is to stay healthy and fit. Eating these foods is an important step in weight loss, so get some today!

What is a “superfood?”

In general, superfoods are nutritional powerhouses that not only satisfy us, but also provide minerals, vitamins, and nutrients that our bodies need to survive. Superfoods, like apples, salmon, oats, spinach, and eggs, also prevent chronic diseases, improve your eyesight, keep your mind sharp, and even help you lose weight. If you’re out shopping for groceries, use our list of fall superfoods to add in healthy nutrients this season!

 

How do they work?

Each superfood has different benefits, but in general, superfoods work to help with weight loss by making you feel full – because you are! Your body is full of nutrients instead of calories from sugar and fat. Apples, for example, are full of fiber which is better than drinking sugary apple juice which has empty calories. Also, the antioxidants found in apples help battle metabolic syndrome, which is a condition that leads to excess belly fat. Each superfood works in different ways, so let’s look at a few of our favorites here!

Oats

Starting your day with oats is a great way to help with weight loss. Oatmeal helps keep you full throughout the day, and you’ll be less likely to snack on a donut or sugary snack in the break room. Since oats are packed with soluble fiber, oats form a gel that is digested slowly in the stomach, allowing you to feel full for a longer period. Oats are packed with minerals and phytonutrients that can help heart health and cholesterol levels, making them a popular superfood. Try our easy no-cook oatmeal to get your day started on the right track!

 

Salmon

Salmon is a leaner protein choice than red meat and it packs tons of omega-3s which make this popular dinner dish a superfood. Omega-3 fatty acids help fight heart disease by reducing inflammation and slowing the rate of plaque build up in blood vessels. Some people shy away from salmon because they think it’s high in fat, but it has unsaturated fats, which are a type of fat that is actually good for the body. So don’t pass it up just yet; it also contains niacin and vitamin D. This superfood powerhouse helps with weight loss by providing a healthy lunch or dinner that leaves you feeling full and satisfied. Try one of our salmon recipes here!

Broccoli

This veggie doesn’t get a lot of love, but it should because it is one of nature’s most nutrient dense foods. And it has only 30 calories per cup! Having a side of broccoli helps with weight loss because you’re filling up on healthy nutrients instead of eating a salad that’s covered in high calorie dressing. Broccoli also has tons of fiber, which curb hunger, and polyphenols which are antioxidants that help detoxify and purify your body. This healthy broccoli dish is a good start to weight loss that tastes good!

There’s plenty more superfoods out there, but adding a few into your diet at a time will make adjusting to a healthy lifestyle much easier. Knowing why superfoods are important for weight loss will help you make better choices when you’re out with friends or at home cooking for yourself. Then you’ll feel better and enjoy success with your weight loss plan! 

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