With the start of a new year come the resolutions to get healthy and lose weight. Besides exercising regularly, we all know that eating the right foods is the key to any weight loss program. Incorporate these “superfoods” into your diet and you’ll not only boost your body’s ability to shed pounds, but you’ll feel great too!
- Avocados: Loaded with healthy monounsaturated fats, fiber, and protein, this creamy fruit has oleic acid that helps lower cholesterol and may trigger your body to stave off hunger.
- Spinach: High in antioxidants, vitamins A, K, B, C, and iron, this leafy green is a great addition to your diet. It’s surprisingly filling despite having very few calories.
- Oats: With up to 5 grams of fiber per serving, oats will help you feel full throughout the day. The steel-cut and rolled varieties are best because they are minimally processed.
- Salmon: This fish is chock full of omega-3 fatty acids that improve insulin sensitivity and helps build muscle and decrease belly fat. A lean source of protein, salmon will help you feel full without the added fat.