What are superfoods anyways? They are so-called because they are a nutritional force that helps prevent chronic diseases, improve eyesight, build bones and keep your mind sharp. New evidence even suggests that they can help you get and stay slim!
There are a whopping 15 grams of fulfilling protein in one cup of black beans. An added bonus is that it does not contain the saturated fat found in red meat.
One serving of this superfood will assist in keeping you full throughout the day due to oats being rich in fibre. Half a cup has 4.6 grams of a healthy carbohydrate (Resistant Starch) that burns fat and boosts metabolism.
Eating fats is ok – just make sure they’re the right kind of fats. A compound found in healthy monounsaturated fats (MUFAs) called oleic acid may spark your body to hush that hunger. Eat a quarter or half an avocado and see that belly fat melt away. Avocados are also filled with fibre and protein.
50% of women aged between 18 and 50 are unsure if they are getting enough protein from lean sources. Lean sources of protein help you feel full without added fat. Salmon is an excellent source of lean meat and is full of MUFAs. A study done in 2001 reported that dieters who ate a MUFA-rich diet lost 9 pounds, while those on a low-fat diet gained 6 pound on average.
Blueberries have anti-aging effects. Although they are tiny, they are a strong figure-friendly food. One cup of blueberries only has 80 calories and keeps you full with 4 grams of fibre.
This vegetable is famed for its cancer-fighting power. Cooked or raw, broccoli is full of fibre and has less than 30 calories per serving – perfect for weight loss.
Choose this fibre-filled and heartier rice instead of the usual super-white rice. 1.7 grams of Resistant Starch is in one cup of brown rice. Additionally, brown rice is filling but low on calories.
Eat one pear to cover 15% of your daily recommended fibre intake. Leave the skin on though – that’s where all the fibre is hiding!
Say what? Resveratrol, a well-known antioxidant found in grape skin, stop fat storage. Studies reveal that moderate wine drinkers have smaller waists and less belly fat than those who drink liquor. Drinking one glass of wine can rev up your calorie burn for 90 minutes.
Before every meal eat half a grapefruit. This can help you lose up to a pound a week – even if you altered nothing else about your diet! It is also a great source of protein and is 90% water so you will feel full for longer.
Kidney beans are rich in protein and fibre as well as resistant starch.
Nuts are rich in healthy fats that help you slim down, specifically almonds. One study showed that people who consumed a daily helping of almonds to a low calorie diet lost more weight than those who followed the same diet but exchanged almonds for a snack like crackers.
Antioxidants in green tea will increase your fat and calorie burn. Five cups of green tea a day can help you lose twice the weight, mostly around your midsection.
Lentils are an excellent source of filling protein and fibre. 3.4 grams of resistant starch in found in half a cup of lentils.
A medium-sized, slightly green banana with its 12.5 grams of resistant starch will boost your metabolism. A ripe banana also has a high ranking on the list of foods with resistant starch, containing almost 5 grams.
This breakfast staple is packed with protein that will restrict your appetite. Worried about cholesterol? No need. A study showed that those who eat eggs a lower good cholesterol or higher bad cholesterol than bagel eaters.
This is for all you chocolate lovers out there. A bit of dark chocolate here and there can slow down digestion, ensuring you feel full for longer. Dark chocolate is also full of MUFAs.
Oranges are the highest ranking fruits on a list of 38 filling foods. Feeling full will help you eat less throughout the day.
Yes, potatoes are high in carbs, but they are three times more filling than a slice of white bread. Potatoes are also rich in resistant starch, which helps burn fat.
Almonds aren’t the only super-nuts on this list. Pine nuts have the same heart-healthy fatty acids that burn belly fat and squash hunger hormones.
Half a cup of these beans which are full of fibre, contains almost 4 grams of resistant starch.
Fresh feta and goat cheese help you feel full and burn more fat, thanks to a fatty acid found in them.
The same fatty acid is found in low-fat milk. Milk proteins can keep you feeling full. There is also the benefit of calcium.
Also called chickpeas, they’re rich in resistant starch and are an excellent source of protein, fibre and healthy fats.
It contains 2 grams of resistant starch and satiating fibre.
This whole grain is contains hunger-fighting protein which will help you stay full for longer.
Half a cup of cooked plantains contains almost 3 grams of resistant starch.