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11 Best Superfoods for Weight Loss



We all know that superfoods are nutritional powerhouses that contribute to good health and healing of the body. They help building bones, preventing chronic diseases, keeping your mind healthy, etc. However, we should not forget to mention that they have an impact on our weight as well. Read on to learn more about superfoods and their effect on our short- and long-term health:

  • Beans: They are high in antioxidants and may aid in disease prevention, such as cancer, diabetes and heart diseases:
  1. Black Beans: They are a great source of protein and don’t contain any of saturated fat found in other sources of protein.
  2. Kidney Beans: They offer protein, fiber and are rich in resistant starch – a natural fat burner!
  3. White beans: One-half cup of these beans contains around 4 grams of Resistant Starch.
  4. Garbanzo beans: Chickpeas are rich in fiber, protein, healthy fats and resista

  • Oats: Oats are not only rich in fiber, they also help you feel full and satisfied throughout the day. A Half cup packs around 5 grams of resistant starch.
  • Avocados: They contain fiber, protein and the right fats for us. Oleic acid, a compound in avocado’s monounsaturated fat, may quiet hunger. A quarter of an avocado a day plus exercises and you will watch that belly fat melt away.
  • Blueberries: They are known for their anti-aging effects, because they are packed with antioxidants. But that is not all: they are rich in fiber and poor in calories (1 cup = 80 calories).
  • Broccoli: Well-known for its cancer-preventing powers, this good source of fiber has only 30 calories a serving.
  • Brown rice: It is a fiber packed alternative to white rice. Brown Rice also offers a good source of Resistant Starch. It is also a low-energy-density food, which means that they are filling and low caloric.
  • Pears: You won’t believe it but just one pear offer us 15% of our daily recommended amount of fiber. The fiber is hiding in the skin, so no peeler!
  • Citrus fruits:
  1. Grapefruit: I’ve heard that eating half a grapefruit before each meal may help one loses up to a pound a week. I don’t know if it’s true, but the truth is that this fruit can lower insulin (fat-storage hormone) leading to weight loss. It’s almost 90% water and also a good source of protein.
  2. Oranges: They are a good source of fiber – actually ranking highest among fruits – and this at only 59 calories!

  • Nuts: are another superfood rich in good fats!
  1. Almonds: In one study, scientists proved that adding a daily helping of almonds to a low-cal diet helps people to lose more weight than they would without those nuts.
  2. Pine nuts: They are rich in heart-healthy fatty acids that quell hunger hormones. Also, 80 nuts have only 95 calories.
  • Dark chocolate: A nibble of dark chocolate before meals can slow down digestion, you will feel full longer and eat less at your next meal. It is also rich in monounsaturated fatty acids.
  • Cheese: goat cheese and feta contain fatty acids that helps us to actually burn fat.



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  • Reply Clara 22. June 2014 at 19:42

    Have you tried anything of this? Does it really work? I would like to lose some weight but I simply love Food 🙂


    • Elle
      Reply Elle 22. June 2014 at 20:04

      YES! I’m vegetarian and I eat a lot of these food, such as beans, oats, avocado, nuts… but I have to say, grapefruit really works, I swear it did for me 🙂

  • Reply Rafael 11. August 2014 at 11:36

    Thanks for the post. I just wanted to add that if you are recommending that people eat the skins of a fruit like pear, they should stick to organic sources only as the benefits from the nutrients do not outweigh the damages from the pesticides and chemicals.

    • Elle Lux
      Reply Elle Lux 19. April 2015 at 23:01

      Yes, you are right! I always buy organic food and didn’t thought of giving this advice. Thanks for your comment Rafael!

  • Reply Jordan Ring 19. April 2015 at 22:52

    Eating a diet rich in these foods worked wonders for me. I was able to shed off over 30 pounds! I now love almonds, and all kinds of different fruits and vegetables.

    • Elle Lux
      Reply Elle Lux 19. April 2015 at 23:02

      I love almonds too. So healthy and yummy 🙂

  • Reply Ben 14. August 2016 at 00:41

    I’ve done some research on food for a few posts that I have written for my blog lately and one thing has really stood out for me. Your body will react very favorably to real food, especially fruits and vegetables. They provide vitamins, minerals, fiber, protein, and all the other things we need. They reduce inflammation and help the body to function very well.

    On the other hand, your body will react very poorly to things that we think are food, but are really not. That includes all of the processed foods because the processing either adds or takes away something and makes the food unrecognizable to the body, if it was ever recognizable as food to begin with. Because the body doesn’t recognize it as food, it figures it must be an invader of some kind, and responds with inflammation and other immune responses.

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