Losing a few pounds can increase your confidence and life span, unfortunately for most of us the dream of dropping the weight is derailed by the foods we eat. Along with thirty minutes of physical activity a day, proper nutrition is very important when it comes to living a healthier life. Healthy foods are delicious and some of them will even help you fight the fat around your waistline. Below we will discuss these magic foods.
When you are looking for a tasty snack between meals, grabbing some nuts is always a great option. They are an excellent source of healthy fats and protein. Walnuts, peanuts, cashews, pistachios, almonds, macadamia, pecans, and hazel nuts will satisfy your cravings and burn some of your belly fat. When choosing your favorite nuts make sure to go for the unsalted raw type.
Wouldn't Be Breakfast Without Them
Crack open an egg or two and it will help control your waistline over time. They are filled with protein and taste great with whole wheat toast. Studies have shown that people who started their day eating eggs felt fuller longer. You can have them scrambled, boiled or anyway you desire. Except for boiled eggs, when preparing your eggs make sure to use black pepper and a bit of sea salt. Adding a few veggies will increase the health benefits and bring more color to your plate. Be sure to use olive oil or cooking sprays to cook your eggs.
Over the years Greek yogurt has become a staple of any healthy food list. So why the big fuss? Well this super food has a great taste, it is also filled with protein and calcium. Be sure to pick the light and fit versions.
Have Some Green
Studies have shown that having a cup of green tea helps the body burn more fat and may also help reduce your cancer risk. This may not be the tastiest beverage to some, but it has zero calories and it is good for your body. Adding a little sugar or honey will help cut any bitter taste you may find. Keep in mind that adding milk may reduce the healthy antioxidant in your tea. The more antioxidant you have, the better.
If you mention Dandelions to anyone the first thing that will probably come to mind are the pesky weeds. However did you know these weeds can help flatten your stomach? According to the Maryland Medical Center, Dandelion root tea causes you to lose water weight and some body fat. In addition, drinking this tea will eliminate toxins, and remove excess salt from your body. Removing these elements from your body is a great way to kick-start any health plan. This tea may not have the most pleasing taste, but adding a little honey or sugar should improve that.
What has healthy Omega 3 fatty acids, protein, and vitamins? Well if the picture above did not help you answer this question, the answer is Salmon. The fatty acids in this super fish will have you feeling fuller longer, and it is a leaner option than red meat. When preparing a delicious salmon dinner be sure to use Olive Oil.
Exercise, proper nutrition, and determination, are all needed when deciding to make a healthy life style change. Incorporating these foods into your daily life will help you go a long way.
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