Weight loss is a goal that many people have today, and by eating more organic foods you can make sure that your diet is healthy and natural. It is one thing to lose weight by keeping track of your calories,
but your body still will require getting the necessary nutrients to stay healthy. You need to always choose nutritious foods for your body when you are on a diet, and even better if they are organic and natural. If you want to buy organic foods, you can find them in almost any supermarket. With the popularity of organic foods growing, most supermarkets have listened, and are now selling organic foods. Many people would like to buy organic foods, until they look at the price, and see it outside of what they can afford. When you can’t afford things, you need to prioritize, so that you can at least buy the ones that are the most important.
Research has shown that not all foods absorb pesticides in the same levels, so you should get the ones that are less contaminated. Lettuce and potatoes are on this list, and so are cherries, strawberries, and spinach. You might want to eat foods that are organic, but when your budget doesn’t allow it, you really should learn what is the most important according to research.
Foods that are highly nutritious, sometimes called super-foods can be very helpful when you want to lose weight. When the super-foods you are eating are organic that will be even better for your weight loss. There are some foods, called super-foods, that can work wonders when you are on a weight loss program. It will even be better if the super-foods are organic. Genetically altered foods, processed foods, and those foods that have been sprayed with dangerous pesticides, can all have harmful effects on your body, so for your own health, you should be eating foods that have been organically grown.
There has to be a reason why obesity has increased so much, and health experts believe it can be explained by the amount of processed foods in the modern diet. This is a good reason to choose organic foods when you can, as this can improve your health and help you to reach your ideal weight.
It seems like in today’s rat-race-paced-world, we are always looking for that thing that is going to keep us going a little longer, this is shown by the massive surge of unhealthy energy drinks springing up all over the place.
For some reason, people always look to unhealthy sources and chemicals to boost their energy levels, when nature has provided everything we need.
What if there were a better way to give your body what it needs, without all the sugar and caffeine?
With these 5 super foods, you can be guaranteed to have energy all day long.
Yes, the same thing that you spread over clay pots and grew into funny animals is now a superfood and a really amazing one at that.
A 2 tablespoon Serving Gives You:
• 117 Calories
• 8.3 g fiber
• 4 f Protein
• 7.4 g Fat
According to Bodybuilding.com, not only do Chia seeds have a pretty solid nutrition profile, but they also contain:
• All of the essential amino acids necessary for muscle growth
• 5 times the omega-3 fatty acids than ¼ cup of walnuts
• 30% more antioxidants than blueberries
• As much potassium as 1/3 of a banana
• Twice the iron and magnesium of spinach
Flax is a small round seed that has been cultivated on earth since Babylon. They were touted as a super food in Babylonian times, and it turns out the king of Babylon may have been onto something.
Web M. D. notes that Flax seed is high in Omega-3 fatty acids, which have heart health benefits. They have a high fiber content and are an excellent source of antioxidants. Altogether, these little seeds pack a powerful punch. The best part about them is that you can grind them up and put them in just about anything.
While I wish I could say that all chocolate is created equal, it simply isn’t. The darker, the better, and anything over 60% Cacao is really what we are shooting for.
The Orlando Sentinel notes that cocoa is high in some essential minerals that you may not be getting anywhere else.
1. Magnesium: Used in more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body it helps keep up normal nerve and muscle function
2. Manganese: Is Vital in forming connective tissues, bone, blood-clotting factors and sex hormones
3. Zinc: Found in cells throughout the body and is needed for the immune system to work properly
4. Iron: An essential element in the production of blood. It carries oxygen from the lungs to the tissues
Not Your Grandma’s Porridge
Oatmeal may not sound like the most appealing breakfast that you can have, but it can be one of the most energizing meals of the day. Especially if you take the time to add some of the extras that can really give you an edge.
While oatmeal on its own is a high-fiber food and a filling meal it will give you sustainable and stable energy, oatmeal with little tweaks can give you an amazing super bowl of power breakfast to power you through your toughest days.
Try adding any combinations of these to your oatmeal to add some extra punch.
• Chia Seeds
• Ground Flax Seed
• Cocoa Nibs
• Any berry (low sugar and high antioxidant fruits are powerhouses of nutrition)
While technically not food, water is listed by Shape Magazine as one of the best things we take into our bodies for energy.
Water helps curb dehydration, which is a primary source of fatigue. Along with fatigue, many other symptoms of dehydration can occur like headaches, hunger, irritability, and the list gets worse as the dehydration gets worse.
A recent study released in the American Journal of Public Health showed that more than half of all children and adolescents in the U.S are not drinking enough water. If the kids are not drinking it, you can almost bet that the parents aren’t either.
Drinking water can improve energy, cognitive function, circulation, metabolism, temperature regulation, and waste removal processes. That’s a lot of stuff this one thing is responsible for. In short, drink your water!
Now you are armed with an arsenal of fantastic foods to keep you powered up all day long. Try them out and see how they make you feel.
Good nutrition doesn’t just happen by accident. Every woman needs to look at her diet in order to eat the foods that best promote good health and wellbeing.
Nothing makes more of an impact on ill-health as a poor diet. Loss of energy, risk for chronic disease and weight gain are just a few of the detrimental effects of eating badly. So many people spend their lives eating sugary, fatty food and then regret it once they get sick, and sometimes it is just too late to do anything about it.
Heart disease is the #1 killer of women. Belly fat increases risk for premature death in women.
A diet filled with junk food increases risk for developing type 2 diabetes, where insulin resistance raises blood sugar levels and comes with its own long list of side effects.
Don’t let this happen to you!
When it comes to eating, these super foods can do you a good deed by keeping your body healthy: Continue reading “10 Super Foods Every Woman Needs”