Here are 12 key super foods for weight loss:
Try to incorporate two or three of these foods into each of your meals and at least one of them into each snack.
- Diversify your food at every meal to get a combination of protein, carbohydrates, and fat.
- Sneak a little protein into each snack.
A - Almonds and other nuts (with skins intact) Superpowers Builds muscle, reduces cravings Fights Obesity, heart disease, muscle loss, wrinkles, cancer, high blood pressure
B - Beans and legumes Superpowers Builds muscle, helps burn fat, regulates digestion Fights Obesity, colon cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure
S - Spinach and other green vegetables Superpowers Neutralizes free radicals, molecules that accelerate the aging process Fights Cancer, heart disease, stroke, obesity, osteoporosis
D - Dairy products (fat-free or low-fat milk, yogurt, cheese) Superpowers Builds strong bones, fires up weight loss Fights Osteoporosis, obesity, high blood pressure, cancer
I - Instant oatmeal (unsweetened, unflavored) Superpowers Boosts energy, reduces cholesterol, maintains blood sugar levels Fights Heart disease, diabetes, colon cancer, obesity
E - Eggs Superpowers Builds muscle, burns fat Fights Obesity
T - Turkey and other lean meats Superpowers Builds muscle, strengthens immune system Fights Obesity, various diseases
P - Peanut butter Superpowers Boosts testosterone, builds muscle, burns fat Fights Obesity, muscle loss, wrinkles, cardiovascular disease
O - Olive oil Superpowers Lowers cholesterol, boosts immune system Fights Obesity, cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure
W - Whole-grain breads and cereals Superpowers Prevents body from storing fat Fights Obesity, cancer, high blood pressure, heart disease
E - Extra-protein (whey) powder Superpowers Builds muscle, burns fat Fights Obesity
R - Raspberries and other berries Superpowers Protects heart; enhances eyesight; improves balance, coordination, and short-term memory; prevents cravings Fights Heart disease, cancer, obesity Source: Women's Health Magazine
- Chia Seeds