Monday, October 1, 2012

What are Superfoods and How Can They Help You Lose Weight?

By Asley Purter

There are many people in the world who have been struggling to lose weight for years. Although it's just not possible to go through every possible reason that makes it hard for many people to lose weight, what you can do is check out what nature has to offer. Superfoods are plant foods and can truly support and help you lose weight. All you have to do is add superfoods in your regular diet. If you love to snack, replace those unhealthy chips and cookies with these superfoods.

Among the superfoods out there, we have mentioned yogurt in other articles. Today, however, we'd like to discuss another kind of yogurt, one that's much older than the yogurt most of us know today. This older form of yogurt originates from Russia. This yogurt is known as Kefir and if there's one yogurt you should consume, it's this one because it's extremely healthy. If this is the first time you're hearing about Kefir, know that it's a yogurt that's not at all like the yogurt you're used to drinking. Kefir is a yogurt drink whose consistency is different from the yogurt in the West. You'll get many of the nutrients you need from this yogurt liquid, including probiotics, minerals, and vitamins.

Among the superfoods out there, we have mentioned yogurt in other articles. We'd like to talk about a lesser known form of yogurt, however, that comes all the way from Russia. This less popular yogurt is called Kefir and it's one of the healthiest forms of yogurt you can drink. Kefir is different from what you may be used to if you've never had it. It's a yogurt drink and is not made to have the same consistency as regular Western yogurt. It's also an excellent source of calcium, vitamins, minerals, and probiotic bacteria.

If you follow a poor diet and fail to regularly exercise, the excess waste will be stored in your large intestines. Don't think that's significant? Did you know that when Elvis Presley's body was autopsied, they found more than 45 pounds of accumulated waste in his large intestines. Which leads us to kiwi, a superfood that's rich in fiber. You'll also find other nutrients in the kiwi fruit. It's also found to have high concentrations of prebiotic factors. What are prebiotics? These are substances that the body is unable to digest but serve as food for the good bacteria in the digestive tract. Kiwi can help in promoting regular bowel movements and preventing waste from building up. African mango extract is another food you can consider to improve your bowel movements because it contains both soluble and insoluble fibre.

So for taste, most people add butter and salt to their potatoes. Sweet potatoes are sweet and you really don't need to put anything on them. Before you add anything to a baked sweet potato, just try eating it all by itself with nothing on it. Also, sweet potatoes are a good source of vitamins and minerals. In particular, they're loaded with vitamin A. Sweet potatoes also have high amounts of potassium. Essentially, sweet potatoes promote heart healthy.

If you are looking for a diet in which to incorporate superfoods so you can lose weight, consider the Paleo diet. There are others but this one is significant due to the premise on which it is based. Early humans consumed natural foods, most of them plants. You could do what our early ancestors did and consume plant superfoods for weight loss.

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