Losing weight means you have to watch what you eat. Watching what you eat entails will, determination, and discipline, plus the eagerness to eat foods that may be tasteless or bland, and yet nutritious. What are you going to do with that? Well, you’ll just have to start loving healthy foods and cook them in ways that will make it delicious.
Here are the world’s healthiest foods which must be in your eating plan, if you want to lose weight:
- Whole Eggs
You read that right. Whole eggs are super nutritious, low calorie and high in protein. No, it doesn’t promote bad cholesterol or induce a heart attack. Don’t believe that gossip. You can eat as much as three boiled whole eggs, including the yolk, each day. As for boiled egg whites, the sky is the limit! If you are on calorie restriction and yet need all the protein and good fats you can get, opt for whole eggs.
- Dark, Green And Leafy Vegetables
Have you heard the word “superfood”? Well, dark, green and leafy veggies are included in the superfood category. Kale, arugula, spinach, Swiss chard, collard greens, and Romaine lettuce are just some of the healthiest dark, green and leafy vegetables out there. It is packed with fiber, vitamins, and minerals to keep the body resilient and robust even if the calorie consumption in a day is low.
Salmon is another “fatty food” that is on the healthiest food list. Protein, Omega-3 fatty acids, and iodine are just some of the nutrients in salmon. Overall, it reduces body inflammation which inhibits obesity progress. (You will also benefit from eating tuna, sardines, trout, herring, and mackerel.)
- Cruciferous Vegetables
It’s not enough that you eat green and leafy vegetables. You also have to eat cruciferous veggies like broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage among many others. Cruciferous veggies are vegetables that contain the right amount of protein compared to other veggies. It also has cancer-fighting properties and is potent in fiber. If you are trying to lose weight, you want foods that are fiber-dense. This vegetable type is one of those foods.
- Lean Beef And Chicken
Lean means the meat contains at most 10% animal fat. Now, a lot of bad news is circulating destroying these real facts about these foods. Here is the truth – if you eat processed beef and chicken, it is still unhealthy and may still cause obesity in individuals. If you eat unprocessed red and lean meat (beef and chicken), this will supply you your protein need for the day. The stress is on BEEF and CHICKEN. PORK is never a healthy option, unprocessed or not.
- Boiled Potatoes
It’s true that potatoes are high in calories, but if you eat one boiled potato of medium-large size, you will notice that your stomach is full. In the Satiety Index, potatoes are the highest scoring food meaning it will keep you full longer without having to crave for more. If you have the discipline, it will help you lose weight. But then again, French fries are not boiled potatoes.
- Beans And Legumes
Again, these foods are high in fiber and protein. You need fiber and protein if you want to lose weight because fiber will curb your appetite and protein will repair your muscles, and aid in turning fatty tissue into lean muscle tissues.
- Cottage Cheese
Who says you can’t eat dairy foods? Cottage cheese is your “friend” even if it is a dairy product because it is high in protein and calcium (for the bones), somewhat low in calories, and will keep you feeling full longer. Calcium is also needed to boost the fat-burning process.
Super healthy indeed, the avocado contain MUFAs or monounsaturated fatty acids. When you eat it, you will feel that it is slimy, but in a deliciously good way. That’s due to the healthy fats, which the body needs if you want to slim down. Why? MUFAs will increase the body’s ability to absorb nutrients from other foods, specifically veggies, up to 15 times.
- Apple Cider Vinegar
If you want to slim down, then, consume 15-30ml of apple cider vinegar every day. A study reported that consumption of apple cider vinegar in that amount for 12 weeks would aid in losing weight up to 1.7 kilos.
There are many other foods out there that are beneficial for the body especially when it comes to weight loss. The ten foods mentioned here are the cream of the crop, the top of the line, or the best of the best in the “healthy foods to eat if you want to slim down” category. Now, create your meals and good luck on your road to slimming!