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Best Superfoods For Weight Loss

By on September 30, 2014


Welcome Vida Juicers and thank you for tuning in to another episode of Wellness Wednesday.
The best Superfoods for weight loss are nutritional powerhouses that help build bones, prevent chronic diseases, improve your eyesight, and even keep your mind sharp. There is new evidence that super foods also help you lose weight!

The energy your body uses to digest food is known as thermogenesis. It’s also known as the thermic effect of food (TEF). Most people refer to fat burning foods as thermogenic foods. When your body is engaged in digestion, your core temperature rises (thermal) and this burns calories.
There are some super foods that can produce this thermogenic effect that are excellent fat-burning foods:

Black beans
A cup of black beans packs a whopping 15 grams of satisfying protein and doesn’t contain any of the saturated fat found in other protein sources, like red meat.

Oats are rich in fiber, so a serving can help you feel full throughout the day. Just a half-cup packs 4.6 grams of resistant carb, a healthy carb that boosts metabolism and burns fat.
Steel cut oats are amazing. Try almond milk with your oats and top it off with crushed almonds, blueberries and strawberries.

There’s no reason to be afraid of eating fats—as long as they’re the right fats.
Oleic acid, a compound in avocados’ healthy monounsaturated fats (MUFAs), may trigger your body to actually quiet hunger. Stick to a half of an avocado and watch that belly fat melt away. The creamy fruit is also packed with fiber and protein.


Best known for their anti-aging effects, blueberries, while tiny, are a powerful figure-friendly eat: A 1-cup serving sets you back only 80 calories, and helps you feel full with 4 grams of fiber.

Cooked or raw broccoli is among the healthiest and best superfoods for weight loss available. There is a mountain of evidence that shows broccoli to be a cancer fighter, immune booster and more. But because broccoli is so low in calories – just 30 calories per 1 cup of broccoli – it is a perfect choice for those wanting to shed pounds. Broccoli fills you up and is loaded with fiber. Eating water-rich foods that fill you up but are super low in calories are the perfect tool for sustained, healthy, weight loss.

Just one pear packs 15% of your daily-recommended amount of fiber. One study found that women who ate three pears a day consumed fewer calories and lost more weight than those who didn’t. Ditch the peeler though; the skin is where all that filling fiber is hiding!


Even if you changed nothing else about your diet, eating half a grapefruit before each meal may help you lose up to a pound a week! A compound in the tangy fruit can lower insulin, a fat-storage hormone, and that can lead to weight loss. It’s also a good source of protein, and because it’s at least 90% water, it can fill you up so you eat less.

Nuts are another super food rich in healthy fats that help you slim down.
Almonds in particular can help you shed pounds: In one study, people who added a daily helping of the nuts to a low-cal diet lost more weight than people who followed the same diet but swapped almonds for a carb-heavy snack like crackers.

bestsuperfoodsforweightlossGreen tea
This steamy sip hydrates like water, which can help fill you up and shed pounds. Plus, the antioxidants in green tea will up your fat burn and calorie burn. One study found that five cups a day could help you lose twice as much weight, most of it around your middle.


Another diet-friendly whole grain, quinoa is rich in hunger-fighting protein. You’ll stay full longer on fewer calories and avoid overeating at other meals. There are many more fat burning foods that possess thermogenic properties: apples, melons, other berries, water-rich and dark green veggies and more. A good motto to live by is if the food will benefit the body by providing health and energy, then it will also help you lose weight.The most important factor to consider when losing weight is to engage in a weight loss program that is a healthy weight loss program.

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Source: Sarah Klein,
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About Lionel Correia

Lionel is a fitness enthusiast, juicing advocate, and serial entrepreneur. He loves real estate, but is even more passionate about health, wellness and a positive mindset. He’s a graduate of the University of Arizona and prides himself on establishing great habits because great habits lead to great results. His favorite workouts include, yoga, spin class, sprints on the track and resistance training. He believes that if you desire a strong healthy body, you must first build mental toughness because a healthy body requires a disciplined mind and great habits.

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