Despite what you may have been lead to believe, you don’t have to stop eating all together in order to lose weight. You just need to know what types of things you can be incorporating into your diet and which ones to avoid that will help you to reach the weight you’ve been trying so hard for. This article will give you several natural, healthy ways to still enjoy a meal while contributing to your weight loss goals all at the same time.
Aim for Antioxidants
You already know antioxidants prevent cancer and disease, but they might also help prevent fat cells from accumulating in the body.
Consume plenty of antioxidant rich ingredients and you’ll not only be putting a stop to that pesky fat, but it will protect you from disease and promote heart health at the same time.
Incorporate antioxidants into your daily diet by choosing dark, rich colored berries like blueberries and blackberries. Herbs such as turmeric, oregano, ginger, and cinnamon are all great sources of antioxidants that you can easily (and should) add to your daily diet.
Curry leaves are commonly used in India as a weight loss remedy. Curry leaves are said to stimulate digestive enzymes, control blood sugar, and when consumed regularly, can aid in significant weight loss. The leaves can be taken every morning with a glass of water, or used in a tea.
Apple Cider Vinegar and Lime
A combination consisting of two teaspoons of organic Apple Cider Vinegar (preferably with the “mother”) and two teaspoons of lime juice drank in the morning can be a powerful remedy to help you shed more weight.
The apple cider and lime combo will also have a positive impact on your health as a whole as both ingredients are known to detoxify the body. Apple cider vinegar improves digestion and regulates blood sugar. The added boost of energy from the apple cider vinegar makes this tangy beverage a perfect energy drink alternative.
To make the taste more palatable, you can add the apple cider and lime to a glass of organic apple juice.
The popular Indian spice turmeric is so chock full of vitamins and health benefits that one could hardly afford not to consume it on a regular basis. Knowing that turmeric can also be used to help reach your weight loss goals makes it that much more irresistible. It will also aid in liver detoxification, which also plays a major role in a weight loss regimen.
Continue using turmeric regularly, even after you’ve reached your healthy weight will help you to maintain it.
Use cayenne in meals like chili and soups to fight fat and promote health at the time time. Cayenne increases body temperature and aids in speeding up the metabolism. It also has incredible cardiovascular benefits. The added energy boost will make cayenne a must on your list of weight loss ingredients.
Swap your sugar-laden sweet tea with a cup of green tea for a while and reap the rewards of green tea’s regulatory effect on fat-metabolism. Green tea will also provide your body with antioxidants, so it’s a must when you’re looking to lose weight and stay healthy.
Combat Over-Eating with Ashwagandha
The herb ashwagandha has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for years thanks to its powerful anti-stress and relaxation properties. Since many people struggle with the habit of overeating or emotional eating during times of stress, Aswagandha may be a useful herb to use as a means of fighting the urge to overeat.
Fruits like grapefruit help regulate insulin and according to researchers eating just half of a grapefruit before all of your meals may help you to shed up to one whole pound a week.
One study showed that women who ate three pears a day consumed less calories and lost more weight than their counterparts; according to a study. They’re also full of fiber that will help keep you feeling full and less likely to overindulge in those unhealthy snacks that always call your name.
Navy beans are high in protein and considered to be a superfood. These legumes control blood sugar and are known for their “resistant starch” fiber content, which has fat-burning properties and does wonders at helping keep you full.
Eating navy beans in just a single meal daily will cause you to burn 25% more fat than you would otherwise, according to a study done by the University of Colorado.
A small handful of almonds eaten daily, on top of a healthy diet may prove useful for those looking to achieve weight loss, according to one diet study that showed participants who ate the crunchy nuts for six months lost 18% of their body fat whereas their counterparts who followed a similar diet — but instead of almonds, ate an equal number of complex carbs — and lost just 11% of their body fat.
About the Author
Julio Yacub is the president of Green Organic Supplements, Inc. Green Organics Supplements has become one of the renowned producers of supplements with the best ingredients, the right extract potencies, and ingredient in perfect synergy. Green Organic supplements has become synonymous of excellence with a philosophy of care in mind, founded on quality and control, something very difficult to achieve and practice.
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Navy Beans: University of Colorado