When it comes to weight loss you can sustain over the long-term, it’s about making healthy choices on a daily basis that are filling and nutritious while not skimping on flavor. Read on below for some ideas:
These berries are a wonderful snack option in your trail mix with nuts, seeds and cacao nibs. Also known as wolfberries, they are an ample source of protein and contain all the essential amino acids.Goji berries are rich in antioxidants and carotenoids and contain 15 times the iron found in spinach. Even better, these power berries are adaptogenic, meaning they allow us to better adapt to stressful situations over the long-term.
Brassica vegetables include broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, kale and cabbage amongst others. They make up the family of cruciferous vegetables and exhibit remarkable anticancer properties on account of the their high phytochemical content. Most of these micronutrients are glucosinolates, with indole-3-carbinol and isothiocyanates being the two primary phytochemicals with the greatest impact. Indole-3-carbinol helps to detoxify the body from excess estrogen, a major contributor to excess weight.
Blueberries are rife with antioxidants such as anthocyanidins which give fruits and vegetables their blue, purple and red pigments. This protects the body from oxidative stress, disease and aging. The high fiber content present in the berries helps to keep digestion moving along and keeps constipation at bay.
Although coconut oil has been shunned over the years for its high saturated oil content, it is now beginning to gain widespread popularity for its ostensible health benefits. The saturated oil it contains is made up of medium-chain triglycerides (MCT) which are transferred directly from the digestive tract to the liver to be used up for energy. Coconut oil has been found to increase daily energy expenditure, ward off hunger and reduce daily caloric intake, which can all lead to weight loss over the long-term.