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Power up with these superfoods

Do you want to lose weight, but don’t know which food can help?

The healthiest way to lose weight is by adding superfoods to your everyday diet.

What makes them so super is their ability to provide maximum nutrients for your body while keeping your stomach full!

Here are a few powerful and practical superfoods you can try.

Avocado

Avocado is filled with monounsaturated fats that are heart-healthy and satisfying

Research suggests that regular avocado-eaters have a lower waist circumference

Avocados are also high in lutein, which aids eyesight. It also contains potassium and folate that helps prevent your risk of stroke and cardiovascular disease.

Avocados are best paired with whole-grain toast, squeeze some lemon or add some sliced scrambled eggs.

Salmon

Salmon has so many benefits. Aside from omega-3 fatty acids, it has protein, B vitamins, potassium, selenium, and antioxidants.

Having at least two servings of salmon per week can reduce your risk of chronic illnesses  like heart disease, diabetes, and cognitive decline.

Thanks to the salmon’s lean protein and polyunsaturated fat, adding salmon as a part of a nutrient-dense, a veggie-filled meal can help you stay satisfied longer,  minimizing the urge to eat more later.

Mangosteen

Mangosteen is relatively low in calories yet provides many essential nutrients. It is primarily known for its high concentration of antioxidants.

A fruit native to Southeast Asia, it is now considered by Eastern and Western regions as a super-fruit.

Research suggests that a cup (196-gram) serving of canned, drained mangosteen can offer 3.5 grams of fiber, 1 gram of fat, 1 gram of protein and 9 percent of Vitamin C.

Due to its antioxidant content, mangosteen can significantly enhance the immune system including the prevention of cardiovascular disorders.

Some scientists regard this fruit as an anti-cancer agent as well.

Seaweed

Seaweed contain nutrients commonly found in green, leafy vegetables, along with most minerals found in the ocean. It is also stuffed with vitamins and protein with loads of iron.

Aside from that, it is full of magnesium which may prevent migraines and asthma attacks.

The fiber in seaweed also does not contain many calories allowing your stomach to stay full.

However, as new research shows, some seaweed are more healthful than others, so make sure to do your research first.

Cacao

Cacao beans are the main ingredient in chocolate. Extracted from a pod-like fruit that grows on the Theobroma cacao tree, each fruit contains about 20-60 beans.

Organic cacao is rich in antioxidants that can improve our immune system.

Each 100 gram of cacao supplement contains about 160 mg of calcium and has over 40 times more antioxidants compared to blueberries.

Aside from being a mood enhancer, organic cacao is full of magnesium  that helps your heart to remain healthy and turn glucose into energy.

Share your secret superfoods and its benefits! Tell us in the comment section of this video.

 

TAGS: Avocado, cacao, Mangosteen, salmon, seaweed, Superfoods
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