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Lose weight with ease thanks to these expert-approved superfoods!

Updated: Dec 23, 2022

A superfood is defined as a food which is rich in compounds like fiber, antioxidants or fatty acids and which is considered beneficial to an individual's health. They help to promote health by increasing your immunity and reducing your chance of any disease condition. Superfoods helps to support healthy heart, reduces inflammation and lowers cholesterol. They help to provide maximum nutritional benefits in minimal calories.

Healthy fats: Monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats that is good fats helps to reduce your cholesterol and helps in preventing heart diseases

Fiber: It helps to reduce cholesterol and aids in controlling glucose in Type 2 diabetes

Minerals: These essential nutrients such as calcium, iron etc. help your body perform at its highest level.


How superfoods help with weight loss?

They are nutrient-dense foods that carry a lot of weight loss boosting benefits right from appetite suppressing fiber, fat burning omega 3 fatty acids and inflammation minimizing antioxidants.


Apples

There is a proverb called " An apple a day keeps the doctor away". Living up to this saying, they are highly packed with nutrients making it a powerful superfood. They are loaded with antioxidants and are rich in polyphenols ( anti inflammatory and anti obesity effects) and flavonoids. Polyphenols slows down the process of absorbing sugar in your bloodstream which do not cause sudden spike in blood sugar level. According to the study conducted by Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health found that consuming whole fruit such as apple is associated with a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes. Apples are also rich in soluble fiber which helps in reducing blood cholesterol in the body as per the study conducted by NIH ( National Institute Of Health)



Yogurt ( dahi)

Yogurt is a probiotic which contains live bacteria called Lactobacillus bulgaricus which plays a vital role for maintaining healthy digestive system and gut health. It is an excellent fat burner which increases the metabolism. It is highly rich in proteins which makes it a perfect superfood and helps to reduce the hunger as it is lower in calories. According to a study conducted in the journal Nutrition, it was reported that women who consumed yogurt in the afternoon reported remarkable feelings of satiety and consumed less calories at dinner. Yogurt plays an important role in preventing you from gaining weight according to the study published in the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. Moreover, it is rich source of calcium which helps to maintain bone density.


Ghee

Ghee is a rich source of healthy fats (omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids) which aids in weight loss as it mobilizes fat cells to burn for energy. It has powerful anti- inflammatory properties which helps to maintain cholesterol level. It is nutritionally dense with one tablespoon containing 130 calories. Ghee happens to be one of greatest quality food sources of butyric acid, which makes it an ideal choice to support the health of intestinal walls. It is loaded with antioxidants which boosts the immune system by raising the ability of the body to absorb essential nutrients.


Amla ( Indian Gooseberry)

Amla is the original superfood, containing eight times more vitamin C than an orange. It can help prevent common cold, boosts immunity. Amla is rich in antioxidants which minimizes the risk of chronic health conditions such as diabetes and heart disease. It is rich in chromium which helps in lowering bad cholesterol and helps in stimulating insulin production which decreases the blood glucose level of diabetics. The soluble fiber present in amla berries dissolves quickly in the blood which aids in slowing the rate of your body that absorbs sugar thus decreasing blood sugar spikes. The fiber present in amla helps the body regulate bowel movements. Amla is rich in vitamin A that reduces the risk of age related macular degeneration. The vitamin C and antioxidants in amla helps to reduce wrinkles and improves skin texture.


Turmeric

This spice has anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and weight loss boosting properties. It aids in fat burning and metabolism making it a superfood. Its active compound curcumin aids in enhancing heart health by decreasing LDL that is bad cholesterol and triglycerides. According to the study published in Diabetic Care that tracked 240 people having pre diabetes symptoms found that after consuming curcumin for 9 months, they did not develop type 2 diabetes. It was found that curcumin enhances the capacity to use insulin which improves blood sugar levels.


Jackfruit ( kathal )

Its rich fibrous content helps to promote digestion and improves bowel movements. It helps in reducing diabetes and weight. Clinical trials conducted at Sydney University's Glycemic Index Research Service found that raw jackfruit has lower glycemic load ( rise in blood glucose level ) than rice. It is rich in dietary fats, fiber and phytonutrients and can replenish your energy.


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