After the start of the New Year, shedding a few pounds is on the mind of many people. It seems to be the same story you have heard year after year but now there is a twist to jump starting your road to a slimmer and healthier you. Promote weight loss with a sensible diet, exercise and the pounds will disappear.
Did you know that there are certain foods that you can include in your diet which will help you keep your weight and progress in check? An added bonus and benefits is that when these foods are used for a prolong period, they also help keep you looking younger by fighting the signs of aging.
As many doctors and nutritionists will tell you “eat right, think right and work out.” And speaking of doctors, check with one before you try any weight loss plan or make drastic changes in your dietary habits.
With your physician’s stamp of approval, make it a little easier to reach your goals by including the following top ten foods and spices in your kitchen for a healthier you. Even if you are not planning a weight loss plan, include these top ten for your overall and long term good health and add a little variety to your recipes.
The Top Ten Are:
Avocados are cholesterol-free, sodium-free and extremely high in omega-3 fatty acids. This makes them an excellent source for weight loss as they promote fat burning when accompanied with exercise. Its secret for the fountain of youth is that it avocados contain vitamin E which is said to slow down the signs of aging.
Berries have recently made the list as an all purpose food. Their antioxidants and nutrients fight skin aging. Berries are high in fiber and propose to slow down the absorption of sugar in the bloodstream.
If you constantly crave carbohydrates; then cinnamon is your answer to curtail that urge. The antioxidants in cinnamon stabilize blood sugar levels, thus help fight those cravings.
Chickpeas are said to boost fat burning because of its protein packed high fiber carbohydrates. This of course will sustain the energy needed for that treadmill.
Known to suppress the appetite, chili peppers can slightly boost the metabolism and help inhibit peaks in the blood sugar levels.
The enzymes in garlic help lower the level of bad fats, thus making it one of the wisest choices for a natural detox aid.
Grapefruit has some of the most powerful antioxidants available in a fruit. It is low in calories and has more fiber than an apple. Researchers believe that grapefruits may help ease anti-aging diseases.
The calcium in yogurt promotes weight loss while maintaining strong bones. Adding more yogurt to your eating habits will help shed fat.
Filled with a good source of unsaturated fat, vitamin E, calcium and antioxidants, sesame seeds will open the door to a healthier liver and encourage fat burning.
Fat free and chocked full of fiber, spinach is also rich in folic acid and helps the body to repair itself. They can be considered damage controllers by fighting free radicals and eliminating waste from the body.