2013 I have set a goal of nutrition for myself. I’m not saying I’m going to join the gym or will spend a fortune at Wally World buying the newest diet drug. I’m just going to try to eat more of Gods foods everyday. Here is a list of yummy foods that have some good benefits. Credit for this list is given to Mae Chan. See footnote for more about this.
A serving size is about 20 walnut halves. Eat them alone, add them to our yogurt, oatmeal or add them to your salads. You’ll feel fuller for longer and the salad will have a far more interesting texture.
Asparagus is a nutrient-rich vegetable packed with folate, vitamins A, C, K, and fiber. Asparagus also contains a carbohydrate known as inulin (no, not insulin) that promotes healthy bacteria in the large intestine
Loaded with healthy fats, vitamin E, folic acid, protein and dietary fiber, almonds are healthy snacks. A serving size is about 16 pieces.
(pronounced keen-wah) provides a wide range of vitamins and minerals. A complete protein, it has amino acids needed to build muscle. Quinoa contain fiber, which makes you feel fuller on less food. Quinoa is high in calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, iron, copper, manganese, and zinc.
Apple is one of the best weight loss foods. Have your apple alone, in salads, juiced. Apples are a portable snack.
stay in your digestive system longer and add to the feeling of fullness and a satisfied feeling, aiding weight management. They contain soluble and insoluble fiber, protein. If you are using a canned bean, rinse under water until the water runs clear.
One of the healthiest cooking oils in the world, coconut oil enjoys one of the highest stabilities of all oils when heated. 50 percent of the fat content in coconut oil is a fat rarely found in nature called lauric acid. Nut allergy beware!
Cauliflower is low in calories while still offering filling fiber. This veggie is also super versatile and can make a great replacement for heavier foods. It is a member of the Cruciferous family of vegetables; cauliflower is naturally rich in real vitamin C.
Just 1/2 teaspoon each day may help control your blood sugar and prevent the postmeal insulin spike that can trigger your body to store fat rather than burn it. You can also use cinnamon to bring out the natural sweetness in foods, rather than adding calories from sugar. All spices help you trim down when used to add flavor to foods instead of oil, and butter.
Eggs are a good source of vitamins, proteins and minerals.The breakfast staple is loaded with choline, a compound known to help block fat absorption. Eating protein-rich eggs for breakfast reduces hunger and decreases calorie consumption at lunch and throughout
Garlic help prevent various cancers, fight cardiovascular diseases and diabetes and respiratory problems. Strong flavors like garlic may make food more enjoyable so you feel fuller faster.
Many people are shocked when they first learn that avocados are one of the best foods for weight loss. Avocado is high in monounsaturated fat (good fat).
Like avocados, olive oil is a healthy fat. Drizzle your salad with olive oil, olive oil has a fuller flavor so less is needed for a wonderful taste.
packed with antioxidants (like carotenoids), vitamins and minerals. They are quite low on the glycemic scale, meaning you’ll digest them slower and stay full longer. Be careful with your toppings though.
A medium sized Pears deliver a dose of fiber which helps keep you satisfied long after you eat them.
Pomegranates may reduce arthritis, increase your immunity, and improve fertility. Some believe that It has the power to reduce the fat stored round the stomach. While the benefits of drinking pomegranate juice have gained a lot of attention recently, you will be more likely to lose weight by eating the fruit fresh to increase your fiber intake and keep the calories down. Peel the layer of seeds and enjoy those yummy rubies.
have a low concentration of glycemic carbohydrates that mildly and gradually change into sugar. This sugar does not occur in an amount that is high enough to raise insulin.
Mae Chan holds degrees in both physiology and nutritional sciences. She is also blogger and and technology enthusiast with a passion for disseminating information about health.
This list is adapted from a list that Mae Chan published on Facebook. It is not her entire list, the list was redesigned for my personal use. Anyone wishing to add these foods to their diet do so at their own risk. The owner of this blog is making no statement of healing and is not a medical Dr or other healthcare professional. Professionals recommend that you Seek medical advise before making changes in your diet.