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The Ultimate Superfoods to Stock Up On for Painless Weight Release

Author: NeuroGym Team | 2022

It’s become a buzzword among healthy individuals worldwide: superfoods.

What are they, and why are they so amazing?

These foods refer to ingredients that are rich in nutrients and have loads of health benefits. They provide a health boost and could help with controlling your weight.

What’s in a Diet?

Most of us have tried several diets throughout our lifetimes. You might have found one that works wonders for you, or you could still be searching for one that fits your lifestyle and dietary requirements.

For John Assaraf, a vegan diet (which doesn’t allow any animal products) fit the bill. It got him healthy and in the best shape of his life.

Other diets you could have heard of or tried include:

  • Paleo diet: It focuses on eating foods that were available in the Paleolithic (or hunter-gatherer) era.
  • Low-carb diet: With this diet, carbohydrates are limited to a minute daily amount.
  • Dukan diet: Similar to a low-carb diet, Dukan greatly reduces carbohydrate intake and encourages the consumption of lean proteins.
  • Low-fat diet: Following this diet requires limiting fat. Another variation is the ultra-low-fat diet which reduces fat intake even more.

 

Weight Loss Versus Weight Release

How many times have you gone on a diet to lose weight?

Did the diet work, or did you regain the weight?

The problem could be your focus on weight loss. It implies that you are losing something and that it will be found again. That’s not what you want to do at all.

We like to call it weight release since that shows it’s permanent, and you have no intention of gaining it back.

Get Into Shape

Changing wording can help you to focus on what you really want. It allows you to manifest success.

Let us help you to conquer your thoughts about weight by joining our free webinar so that you can defeat your body struggles.

The Best Superfoods for a Better Diet

With so many options available, it’s difficult to choose just a few superfoods. The following 10 are worth a mention.

1.    Kale

The leafy green vegetable is packed with nutrients and antioxidants. It contains vitamins C and K as well as manganese.

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Kale is rich in fiber, which aids digestion and keeps you satiated for longer, so you don’t get hungry as quickly. It’s also low in calories. All of this makes it ideal to help you release weight without feeling hungry.

This versatile ingredient can be used in many ways. Dry them for a crispy snack or use it fresh in salads. Sauté kale lightly with garlic and nutmeg, mix it into coleslaw, or use it for greens in a wrap.

2.    Walnuts

Walnuts are crunchy nuts that have many other health benefits. They contain omega-3 fatty acids, folate, copper, and vitamin E. Some of these nutrients assist in reducing hunger which helps you to lose weight.

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If you only plan on eating one type of nut, then it should be walnuts. They are the best for brain health, as they contain polyphenols and other essential nutrients that help your brain to work better.

Eat walnuts raw, add them to trail mix, or crush them as a topping for oatmeal or yogurt. Toast the walnuts and add them to soups, stir-fry, or salads.

3.    Eggs

Eggs are best known as a breakfast food or an ingredient in baking, but it’s much more versatile than you might think. It’s a healthy protein that contains a good amount of healthy fats and nutrients like phosphorus, riboflavin, selenium, and vitamin B12.

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The protein and fat content in eggs increases satiation levels and boosts “good” cholesterol which improves heart health.

Add eggs to your daily diet by poaching them for breakfast, hard-boiling them as a snack, or putting them raw into smoothies. Make an omelet and fill it with other foods from the list or use everything together in a quiche.

4.    Quinoa

Quinoa is commonly thought of as a grain, but it’s actually a type of seed. It comes in several varieties, and all of them have a host of health benefits.

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High levels of protein and fiber are found in quinoa, and it boasts all nine amino acids. Protein keeps you full while the other nutrients improve health and strengthen metabolism so that you can lose weight faster.

Use quinoa as a substitute for other grains. Try it as a salad with dried or fresh fruit or add it to stews and soups. It can also be used as part of stuffing or for breakfast with a poached egg.

5.    Berries

All kinds of berries are good for you, low in calories, and full of flavor and vitamin C. Depending on the type of berry, they could contain vitamin B and K1, magnesium, iron, and folate, among many others.

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Eating berries daily strengthens your immune system and metabolism. They are low in fat and low in carbs, which means berries don’t contain many calories.

Berries can help you overcome sugar cravings because they are sweet. Consume berries whole, use them in a smoothie, add them to a fruit salad, make a sorbet from them, or use berries as a breakfast topping.

Release Weight Easily

Eating healthy is just one part of releasing weight. You also need to exercise and have your head in the game.

The last one can be a challenge. Luckily, we are here to help.

We’ve been where you are and know what works. Join us for a free webinar on how to lose weight and change your life forever.

6.    Fermented Vegetables

Fermented vegetables refer to foods like sauerkraut and kimchi. The vegetables undergo a process of fermentation (food preservation) where sugars are broken down by yeast into flavor compounds and acids. It creates tart, acidic flavors.

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Fermented foods contain probiotics (beneficial bacteria) that support gut health and regulate appetite. It’s made with common ingredients like cabbage and radish.

Some store-bought varieties contain sugar and preservatives, so don’t choose these; opt for those without unnecessary ingredients. Alternatively, make your own.

Add fermented vegetables to stir-fry, stews, or into salads. Use it as a relish on burgers or as a topping for cheese.

7.    Bell Peppers

Bell peppers are multicolored sweet vegetables full of nutrients. They contain vitamins A, B6, and C, as well as potassium, carotenoids, folate, and fiber.

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Peppers are low in fat and have lots of water in them that lowers the calorie count. They contain nutrients that improve eye health, anemia, and memory loss. Peppers also lower blood sugar levels which help to regulate appetite.

Raw bell peppers contain the most nutrients, so try them fresh with herb tzatziki or some Greek yogurt. Alternatively, add peppers to stir-fry, salads, or soups. They also work well in sauces, salsa, or as a relish.

8.    Green Tea

Green tea is one drink that should be on your daily list. It helps fight disease, cleanses the body of toxins, and boosts immunity.

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The antioxidants in green tea improve cell structure and regeneration; this helps to strengthen skin and makes you look younger. One of these antioxidants is epigallocatechin gallate (ECG), and it improves metabolism—makes losing weight easier—and reduces stubborn belly fat.

Drink a cup of green tea first thing in the morning and last thing at night. Add a slice of lemon, ginger, or honey. You could also turn it into an iced tea with some frozen fruit.

9.    Chia Seeds

Chia seeds are packed with magnesium, calcium, fiber, and manganese, but they are best known for their omega-3 fatty acid content. Fiber helps you to feel full for longer, as it creates a gel-like substance. It assists with releasing weight and fat.

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The antioxidants in chia seeds improve cell growth, so it strengthens your heart, lowers blood pressure, and improves your immune system. Antioxidants also reduce the effects of aging and give you healthy skin.

Chia seeds are quite crunchy, so they work well in granola and seed bars. You can also add them to yogurt, oats, smoothies, or salads. Soaking chia seeds in liquid can create a pudding for breakfast or a sweet treat.

10. Avocado

Avocados are a creamy fruit (that’s right, they aren’t a vegetable) that is nutrient-dense. They contain loads of vitamins, potassium, fiber, and unsaturated fats that benefit heart health.

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The fats in avocados make you feel full and can help you lose weight because you eat less. Avocados are high in calories, so don’t consume them excessively, but a bit daily won’t hurt.

Avocado can be eaten out of the skin, added to salads, or used to make guacamole. It also works well in salsa or as part of breakfast. If you are adventurous, use it in baked goods or a mousse.

It’s a Mental Game

Adding these 10 foods to your diet will be a massive step toward a healthier, happier you, but you can do more. Ultimately, releasing weight is a mental game—it comes down to mindset.

When you change your perception about your weight and approach it differently, you will see the pounds dropping off.

Reserve your seat at our Winning the Game of Weight Loss training and learn how a better diet combined with the right mindset puts your ideal body within reach.

About The Author

NeuroGym Team

NeuroGym Team: NeuroGym’s Team of experts consists of neuroscientists, researchers, and staff who are enthusiasts in their fields. The team is committed to making a difference in the lives of others by sharing the latest scientific findings to help you change your life by understanding and using the mindset, skill set and action set to change your brain.

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