The term ‘superfood’ has become a popular buzzword in the language of food and health. However, there is no technical definition of the word and the scientific evidence for the health effects of these foods — while often positive — does not necessarily apply to real diets.
“Superfoods don’t have their own food group,” said Despina Hyde, a registered dietician with the weight management program at New York University’s Langone Medical Center. “As a dietician, I think ‘superfood’ is more of a marketing term for foods that have health benefits.”
However, these healthy foods are really helpful by loosing weight, they also able to fight diseases and even slow down aging process thanks to the immune system boost. So basing on numerious researches, some items got lucky to be called ‘superfoods’, which our body really need no matter whether you wish to lose weight or not.
This berry was highly promoted by Oprah Winrey, who claimed it really helps to lose weight fast, as it boosts metabolism, strengthens the immune system, improves your sleep and also serves as a powerful antioxidant. After experiencing so many positive effects, your body automatically starts to lose weight faster.
Dietitians have always added this fruit into weight loss program and its healh benefits have been proved by few studies conducted at the Clinic of Scripps, California 2004. According to its results, half of grapefruit per day before main meal can help you lose weight really fast. It doesn’t matter in which way you consume it – capsules or fruit, the effect will remain the same. Plus, keep in mind that whole grapefruit has only 80 calories and possesses cancer fighting abilities.
Being one of the cheapest and available foods, sardines are often underrated, though they do belong to the super-foods group indeed. This sort of fish is packed with protein, helps to stabilize the blood sugar and at the same time fills you up. Don’t forget they are also a rich source of omega 3.
Broccolis are known for being rich in vitamins and low in calories. You may cook them in soup or toss into salad, or add a touch of soy sauce for better taste, if you find their usual flavor rather boring.
It is advisable to consume spinach fresh, as it is high in vitamin K, C, A and B. It is also considered to be high in anti oxidants. Add some spinach to the salad, cover with vinegar and olive oil dressing to make it more delicious.
Besides the listed above foods, walnuts, apples, pumpkins, berries and oats also belong to this category, helping you lose weight as fast as possible.
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