Top 10 Healthiest Snacks & Foods for Weight Loss
New Studies have shown diet is far more important than exercise for weight loss. This is because weight loss comes down to expending more calories than you take in.
But what are the best foods to eat for weight loss? What are great snacks to munch on?
We’ll explore 10 of the healthiest foods & snacks for weight loss. At the end, we included a bonus food you may not have thought of before that is packed with nutrients not only good for weight loss but also can help prevent heart disease, cancer, and tumors!
Here are the Top 10 Healthiest Snacks & Foods for Weight Loss.
Eggs are high in protein and fat, leaving you satisfied throughout the day.
An 8-week study showed that having eggs for breakfast increased weight-loss on a calorie restricted diet. This is likely because eggs are very nutrient dense.
If you’re worried about Cholesterol, you can take out the yolk from a few eggs. But make sure to have some of the yolk as that’s where most of the nutrients are actually found!
#9 Green Vegetables
Kale, Spinach, Collard Greens are all great examples of green vegetables!
Vegetables are high in fiber, which helps you feel full while being low in calories.
Leafy Greens are very high in many vitamins, antioxidants and minerals, including calcium, which has been shown to aid fat burning.
#8 Cruciferous Vegetables
Cruciferous Vegetables are vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and Brussels sprouts.
Not only are they low in calories and high in fiber, but they’re also highly nutritious and can even contain loads of cancer-fighting substances!
#7 Lean Meat
Lean meats such as chicken breast is high in protein and nutrients that can help curb your hunger throughout the day.
Studies have shown that increasing your protein intake to 25–% of daily calories can cut cravings by 60%!
#6 Lean Fish
Tuna is also a great low-calorie, high protein fish to eat that will keep you full without the calories. It’s a lean fish, which means it’s also low in fat.
#5 Beans and Legumes
Beans and Legume are high in protein and fiber which will help keep you satisfied.
They also contain resistant starch, which can have powerful health benefits. Resistant starch has been shown to improve insulin sensitivity, lower blood sugar levels, reduce appetite, and help with digestion!
#4 Whole Grains
Whole grains are high in fiber and contain a decent amount of protein.
They’re also loaded with soluble fibers that are helpful for satiety and can help improve metabolic health.
Although fruits contain a lot of natural sugar, they have a low energy density (low in calories).
Many fruits are high in fiber which prevents sugar from being released too quickly into the bloodstream.
Although nuts are high in fat, they contain a balanced amount of protein, fiber, and healthy fats.
Several studies have shown eating nuts can improve metabolic health and even promote weight loss and people who eat nuts tend to be healthier and leaner than those who don’t.
Just make sure to eat them in moderation, as nuts are high in calories. If you tend to overeat or binge eat nuts, it may be better to avoid them.
#1 Chia Seeds
Chia Seeds are one of the most nutritious foods on the planet! They are low-carb and one of the best sources of fiber in the world.
Although eating chia seeds itself won’t make you lose weight, it’ll keep you feeling full throughout the day. They absorb 11-12 times their in weight in water so it expands in your stomach!
Chickpeas are a nutritious plant-based protein. They provide a variety of vitamins and minerals, as well as a decent amount of fiber and protein.
Soluble fiber in chickpeas have been shown to help reduce triglyceride and “bad” LDL cholesterol levels, which may increase risk of heart disease.
Chickpeas are also a source of saponins, which are plant compounds that may help prevent the development of certain cancers and tumor growth!
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