Breaking news! Good health is important. Although losing excess weight may be a primary concern in maintaining good health, the benefits of eating a proper diet go far beyond just shedding a couple of pounds. For example, eating a healthy diet improves mood, combats disease, boosts energy and extends longevity. It’s easy to go on a diet for several weeks or even several months, but as we all know, diets do not last. Most people become so obsessed with counting calories and food choices that they become discouraged quickly. Rather than dieting, we suggest a superfood lifestyle change. Below are 10 superfoods with tremendous health benefits.
Have an apple as an appetizer before meals. This fiber-rich fruit will help you feel fuller faster.
Don’t label these nutrient-filled gems as cholesterol-laden bad choices. Yolks are an excellent source of brain-building choline. They’re packed with protein, vitamin D and vitamin B-12.
Not only does kale have a lot of fiber but it is also a great source of iron and calcium.
Oats (especially the minimally processed variety like rolled and steel-cut) have lots of heart-healthy fiber that can take away morning cravings and help you stave off the temptation to snack.
Lentils keep insulin levels stable. This in turn helps prevent the development of belly fat.
The wonderful omega-3 fatty acids found in fish help build muscle and reduce fat. Choose wild salmon as it is likely to have exposure to fewer pollutants.
Almost all berries are good for you. Blueberries contain more anti-oxidants than any other type of berry.
Capsaicin is a compound found in chiles. Interestingly, capsaicin boosts metabolism. Add a little spice to your meals with a few chile peppers for a zesty taste that will get your body moving.
Dairy products, especially yogurt, can help promote losing weight. With a winning combination of carbs, protein and fat, yogurt can keep you filled up while steadying your blood sugar. Choose low or no sugar variety and add fruit for flavor.
Don’t be fooled by the amount of fat this food has. Monounsaturated fat found in avocados is good for your heart and adds taste and texture to dishes.
Focusing on what you can have, will help you succeed in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. These are just a handful of the great foods that are available with health benefits. What’s your favorite superfood?