Top Superfoods For Getting Lean

All things are not created equal in this world. Foods certainly fall within that category. Some foods are considered healthy and others are the exact opposite. But even within the ‘healthy’ category there are levels of food. Today we will be talking about the sometimes mythical ‘superfoods’.

Certain food groups are naturally better at fighting fat or promoting a healthier body compared to others. When you are looking to get lean and mean it pays to understand that using certain foods over others will naturally help your body slim down to the shape you are looking for.

The Big Five

  • Fiber-Rich Grains – Carbohydrates are not the enemy. Plenty of ‘Diet Guru’s’ and books like to paint carbohydrates as something that causes your body to swell up like a blimp. Now, that is completely true when you are talking about foods that are processed and created in a lab but we are focusing our attention on those all-natural healthy carbs found in whole grains, pasta, and even pitas. These should be the building blocks of your meals for long-lasting energy. Plus for guys there is the added bonus of that fiber helping reduce the risk of prostate cancer. You can also include oats in this list which is why they are always a top choice at breakfast! High fiber keeps you full and the grains are mellower on your blood glucose levels to keep energy even-keel. Three to four servings per day is just what the nutrition expert ordered!
  • Spinach – Don’t knock Popeye, that guy was on to something! Leafy green vegetables like spinach are packed full of great nutrients that help with your mood, burn calories, boost your sexual prowess, and aid with your heart health. With a super low caloric value they almost burn their value in consumption but you still get all those nutrients. Aim for getting salad in a few times a day, add spinach leaves to sandwiches, and eat Brussels sprouts at dinner. The added folate boost has been shown to improve your mood and fight weight gain.
  • Turkey – Protein is that huge building block you need daily. As cool as protein shakes are they can do it all. Turkey and other very lean meats are a key diet component and superfood to give you those amino acids your body craves. Plus digesting protein burns a lot of calories. You want at least two servings of lean meat per day if not more. Eggs are a great compliment to breakfast and your pre and post-workout meals should always include protein.
  • Eggs & Dairy – Calcium, reduced risk of heart disease, lower blood pressure, and reduced risk of being overweight are all noted affects of consuming a lot of milk. Eggs are a fantastic source of protein and even with the cholesterol in them they don’t actually raise your cholesterol. Dairy also gets you lots of Vitamin D. Along with milk and eggs, yogurt is a fantastic source of dairy with protein that is great for snacks.
  • Nuts & Seeds – Fiber, protein, vitamins, and fats all rolled into a simple, crunchy snack! This last superfood is one of the most enjoyable because there is a lot of variety and who doesn’t like nuts? You can find antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids, and even amino acids within nuts and seeds. They are great by the handful and can also easily be sprinkled onto a nice leafy salad. Eating nuts can also help with increasing your natural resting caloric burn rate. Pretty awesome!

Those are five great superfoods that you should be eating every day. If you aren’t already try to start shifting your diet slowly to incorporate them. Instead of going cold turkey and trying to revamp your entire diet at once, ease into things by adjusting your breakfast first. Switch to whole grain oats with some eggs to start and see how much better you look and feel after only a week. Then make small adjustments in other areas until you are a lean, mean, fat burning machine!

Danny Sullivan is a writer an Fitness and Bodbyuilding. For more great health and fitness tips, you can follow us at the Google Plus Page.

Food is the essential source for both nutrients and energy and these are vital nutrients that are essential for our body to be healthy. Some of the nutrients that we gain from the food products include carbohydrates, proteins, fats, minerals, vitamins and water. It is quite easy to know about the nutritious food. In order to get sufficient nutrients into our body one must consume variety of food products such as fruits, vegetables and even the whole grain products. One can also consume meat products, fish, poultry, beans and even dairy products that include less fat. As we all know that the fat that is available in animals is nothing but the saturated fats.  So look for these types of fats while purchasing any processed foods. Consume higher levels of water and it is better to avoid higher levels of sugar, salts and alcohol into the body.

Consumption of good nutrition products is always the best source for maintaining proper health. The nutritional value in the body can be increased with the help of regular consumption of healthy foods which includes higher amounts of vitamins and well as minerals in the food products. These ingredients will be higher in fruits, vegetables, Non fat dairy products and in whole grain products.

It is mandatory to change your diet when your physician has informed you about any particular problem or any risk factor like higher cholesterol levels or higher blood pressure. If your physician has suggested you to take measures to improve the nutritional value then consider it immediately and start taking nutritious products to improvise the nutritious value. If you have more risk for the diabetes, heart disease or cancer then you must take extra care about the proper nutritional diet. If you have any queries regarding the dietary products or nutritional products then you can consult any registered dietician who can suggest you about best nutritional food.

Though a small change in the dietary habits can change your health condition but many of us feel quite difficult to change the nutritional habits. So the best way is to select the healthy foods which are rich in nutrition and should consult the doctor frequently so that you will be aware of what actually you are doing with the food products. They can even give you with some suggestions which can help you to improvise eating habits.

Now the common query that many of us face is whether we can trust the nutritional information that is published in magazines or in news papers. Yes you can trust them but one thing that is to be noted is that the diets and nutritional tips that are given by different sources may be different from one another. So it is better to consult doctor first before you start with any of the diet. If you are using some short term diets then you may lose weight temporarily but it has proved to be unhealthy in long run. It is better to avoid intake of vitamins pills and only after taking suggestion from your doctor you can prefer change of eating any type of foods. But there includes some of the common nutrition tips that can make you healthy. First thing that we are aware of is to avoid unhealthy fat foods. Consume more fruits and vegetables at the time of meals as well as during snacks. Check with the nutritional labels before you purchase any food products. Regular exercise can also help in good health and in case of regular exercise and balanced nutrition you can find that your weight will never change.

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