When you think of superfoods, fast weight loss probably isn't the first thing that comes to mind. Yes, they're called superfoods because they provide health benefits like fighting off chronic diseases such as cancer and heart disease, but superfoods can help you get - and stay - slim, too!
If you're wondering which superfoods you can pack into your daily diet for fast weight loss, look no further than the list below. As a bonus, these five superfoods also keep your eyesight and mind sharp.
Broccoli, whether you eat it raw or cooked, packs a punch of cancer
-preventing powers plus filling fibre in less than 30 calories per serving. Sauté chopped broccoli with tomatoes and fold the vegetables into an egg white omelette, make a heart-healthy cream of broccoli soup with skin milk or add chopped broccoli to pasta sauce to bulk up spaghetti and lasagne.
Avocados are loaded with healthy monounsaturated fats that aid in weight loss
. Oleic acid, a compound in avocados’ healthy fats may even trigger your body to quiet hunger. The creamy fruit is also brimming with fibre and protein. Eat one-quarter to one-half of an avocado per day on toast or cut into chunks and drizzled it with a little olive oil, balsamic vinegar, pepper and salt.
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Salmon is rich in protein – a nutrient that 50% of women between ages 18 and 50 don’t get enough of. Needless to say, it’s the ideal superfood
to boost your protein intake! Not only does salmon help you feel full for longer without adding fat
, it’s chockfull of healthy monounsaturated fats to boot. Enjoy salmon baked, roasted, in a salad with greens or in a creamy pasta.
A slightly green, medium-size banana will fill you up and kick-start your metabolism with its 12.5 g of resistant starch. Even a ripe banana will provide these benefits with almost 5 g of resistant starch. Bananas are the perfect snack or smoothie ingredient. To use them in a smoothie, combine a cup of low-fat
Greek yoghurt, three fresh or frozen bananas, and half a cup of creamy peanut butter in your blender and process until smooth.
Eating a grapefruit before each meal can help you lose up to 1 kg a week without changing anything else about your diet thanks to the compound in this tangy fruit that helps lower insulin, your fat-storage hormone. Grapefruit is also a good source of protein and makes you eat less because it’s at least 90% water. Try grapefruit in smoothies, cranberry sauce, broiled with cardamom chicken, in a salad with avocado and watercress or with grilled chicken, fennel and olives.
Which of these five superfoods
for fast weight loss do you eat regularly?