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7 Super Healthy Foods Just For You!

As the cliche yet profound saying goes that health is wealth, we must ensure that we fuel our body with the Super healthy foods available on the face of this earth.

The purpose of this article is to bring to you a comprehensive list of not only foods that are healthy but also lend a helping hand to your weight loss goals.

These foods increase the metabolism of your body and also keep you feeling full for a long time fuelling you with some amazing nutrients your body needs all the time in order to function effectively.

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Super Healthy Foods

1. Almonds

A great source of mono and poly-saturated fats, almonds help in lowering your cholesterol and maintaining your weight.  

They are known to contain fewer calories than other nuts such as cashew nuts. They also are a powerpack of fiber and vitamin E.

Consuming almonds on a regular basis increases your memory power and brain longevity along with keeping you mentally agile.

Almonds are amazing super Healthy Foods
Almonds are amazing super Healthy Foods

 

Although almonds do contain fat, the good news is you do not have to fear the fat present in almonds. They are actually beneficial when it comes to losing weight [1].

Eating almonds as snacks reduce hunger and keep you away from hunger pangs. Almonds also contain fiber which keeps you full along with unique and protective phytosterol antioxidants as well as plant protein [2].

2. Apples

An apple a day keeps the doctor away –

This profound saying holds immense value and it all boils down to the pectin content of apples that naturally slows down the process of digestion and keeps you feeling you full.

Apples act as a natural appetite suppressant that helps you consume lesser calories overall [3].

Apples are also a great source of antioxidants, vitamin C and fiber.

The antioxidants present in apples help reduce the risk of cancer, diabetes, hypertension and heart diseases.

Many of us discard the fruit’s skin not knowing that doing this saps the fruit of much of its nutritional benefits.

Apples are some of the best super healthy foods
Apples are some of the best super healthy foods

 

3. Avocados

Not many super healthy foods that offer great health benefits are tasty in nature and creamy in texture. But as they say, exceptions are always there and so exist avocados.

The creamy superfood is known to be loaded with monounsaturated fats, potassium, magnesium, folate, and vitamins C and E) and offers improved eyesight, good heart health and reduced risk of certain cancers in the body.

Avocados stand tall in the list of superfoods as they are rich in various nutrients,vitamins and minerals [4]. They are also a good source of monounsaturated fatty acids and have a low sugar content.

Avocados as super healthy foods and helps in weight loss
Avocados as super healthy foods

 

They contain calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus and zinc. They also contain minerals such as vitamin C, B6, B12, A, D, K, E, thiamin, riboflavin and niacin [5].

They are also an excellent source of dietary fiber. Eating just half an avocado a day keeps satiates your hunger and cravings and helps you consume fewer calories.

You can have your avocado in many different and interesting ways such as mashed and seasoned avocado on toast, or maybe making a dip out of it or even a creamy dressing for your salad.

4. Bananas

One thing that totally needs to be shattered is the belief that bananas cannot be consumed if you are on a weight loss plan [6].

In fact, bananas are an excellent source of potassium as well as resistant starch which is actually a type of starch important for weight loss.

Bananas as super healthy foods
Bananas as super healthy foods

 

Bananas can help in regulating your blood pressure, easing of your digestive system (that is the reason why you are asked to have bananas when you are having those loosies!).

There is still more – eating bananas after a workout session help replenish the lost nutrients back into the body [7].

Bananas also lower the risk of strokes in older women. So start adding bananas – the fat-torching fruit to your shopping basket today!

5. Black Beans

A member of the pulse family – black bean, like other members of the group, are is known to help burn calories, reduce belly fat and curb appetite.

Other important health benefits of black bean include prevention of cardiovascular diseases and a reduced risk of certain types of cancers.

Black Beans should definitely be on healthy foods list
Black Beans should definitely be on healthy foods list

 

Also, consuming black beans can improve your digestive health and regulation of your body’s blood sugar.

Black beans are also beneficial for various nervous system functions and are also capable of reducing the likelihood of birth defects, neutralizing the negative impacts of sulfites and preventing impotence in men [8].

There are various ways sweet and savory ways you can consume your black bean – in soups, salads, smoothies, sauces, etc.

6. Broccoli

Broccoli is a great source of calcium which also contains cancer fighting elements. Broccoli also is a great source of fiber.

And that is not all… we have got a few more health benefits of broccoli to tell you about. a cup of cooked broccoli offers as much vitamin C as an orange, and is a good source of beta-carotene.

Broccoli contains vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6, iron, magnesium, potassium, and zinc too. It also provides fiber and is low in calories [9].

Broccoli is a super healthy food
Broccoli is a super healthy food

 

Broccoli is a versatile vegetable that adopts the taste of any flavour it is cooked into.

This means you can try a whole range of recipes with this exotic vegetable. You can turn it into a low cal soup, salad, sandwich or omelette.

You can even grate it and add it to your patties. So start experimenting today with taste and health.  

7. Brown Rice

The various health benefits of brown rice include better functioning of the cardiovascular system, digestive system, brain, and nervous system [10].

It is a powerpack of powerful antioxidants which provide cure for a range of illnesses such as hypertension, unhealthy levels of LDL cholesterol, stress, depression and skin disorders.

It also proves effective in curing health conditions such as cancer, obesity, diabetes, neurodegenerative disorders like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s  and insomnia.

Brown Rice serves an amazing healthy food
Brown Rice serves an amazing healthy food

 

It also boosts the functioning of the nervous system. Feeling adventurous? You can even try adding black rice instead of brown rice to your shopping if you want to take the health and nutrition factor a notch higher.

Black rice contains even more antioxidants than blueberries and more vitamin E than brown rice.

So here were 7 superfoods with their various nutritional and health benefits. There are many more on the list which we will talk about in the following articles.

Let us first understand the super values of these and include them in our diet. For more such articles, keep following our blogs and also let us know how you like our articles.

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8 Comments
  1. Salma says

    Nice healthy superfood information.

    1. somaraghavendra says

      Hi Salma! Thank you and kindly go through the provided link to know more information about super-foods and keep following our blog for such more information. https://truweight.in/weight-loss-strategy/superfood

  2. James says

    Great post, helped me realized that I have a healthier diet than I expected as I incorporate all of these foods into my diet regularly. I also add green juice into my daily routine – this is a really good one.

    1. netravati says

      Thank you for your valuable feedback.

  3. Riya Sengupta says

    I think we all know which are the healthy foods but we are either too ignorant or too busy with outside foods. However, almonds can be taken any time.

    1. netravati says

      Thank you for your feed back. Keep following our blog for more such articles.

  4. Aruna Rao says

    Use information regarding Super foods.

    1. Mehnaz Farooque says

      Yes, superfoods can be really amazing for health as well as nutrition. You can read about different superfoods that we have included in our food products, right here https://truweight.in/weight-loss-strategy/superfood