It’s hard work to lose weight, and it doesn’t ever happen overnight. Perhaps you’re one of the lucky people whose favorite foods are healthy and integrate perfectly with a good diet and lifestyle.
However, if you’re trying to lose weight like most everyone else, then you know the struggle. Giving up on your favorite foods simply isn’t a simple task; neither is exercising regularly. The fact is that no one loves dieting and strict workout schedules. But these 3 superfoods can help you take your weight loss efforts to new heights.
Some foods have the ability to speed up your weight loss process. These foods are known as superfoods. These foods include high levels of desirable nutrients and offer astounding health benefits (1). Superfoods can help you rebalance your body systems and take on the challenges of life with energy and strength.
So, if you’re losing your mind instead of losing body fat, turn to these superfoods. Swipe up to learn more!
Fenugreek is an amazing medicinal herb that has historically been used to combat several health issues. It is a rich source of nutrients like carbohydrates, proteins, and fat. Fenugreek has also been linked to reducing the risk of several serious health problems (2).
Fenugreek seeds often contain high levels of a water-soluble fiber called galactomannan, which may help curb your appetite and help you with your weight management (3).
According to the Journal of Diabetes, Metabolic Disorders & Control, fenugreek seed extract may help reduce the growth of adipose tissue and decrease body weight. Moreover, it has some antioxidant properties that may help to lessen the risk of several serious health issues, decrease body fat and effectively fight against obesity (4).
You can consume fenugreek seeds whole or in powdered form. Drinking warm fenugreek water is a simple, quick and effective way to help reduce extra body weight. Use fenugreek seed powder or crush the seeds using a blender to make powder. Then, add 1 teaspoon of fenugreek powder to a glass of warm water and drink it every morning.
Ginger is also an amazing superfood that ranks on the list of most effective foods for weight loss. Many animal studies concluded that ginger may have cholesterol-lowering properties and help reduce the negative effects of obesity (5).
Another study suggested that consuming ginger may help you manage your appetite and help your body balance your blood sugar levels. Plus, it has amazing anti-inflammatory properties that can result in weight loss (6).
Ginger can be used in several ways, but the best way is ginger water or tea. Add chopped ginger pieces to boiling water, and boil it until the ginger turns soft. Now strain the water into a cup and enjoy the mixture hot or cold.
A clove of garlic can add great flavor to any dish. Moreover, it is also known for having amazing nutritional value. Garlic is rich in dietary fiber, has high protein content, and contains ascorbic acid, tocopherols, polyphenols, and trace elements (copper, magnesium, zinc, and iodine) (7). So, it may help reduce the risk of several minor and major health issues.
A study conducted by Acta Biologica Hungarica concluded that consumption of garlic may help reduce body weight and help people stay out of the early stages of obesity (8).
Garlic consumption may help reduce body weight and white adipose tissue, which are both linked to weight management (9).
You can make honey-garlic water for a great daily weight loss accelerator. Add raw garlic to boiling water, and add 1 teaspoon of honey to form a solution. Drink it hot or cool. But always consult your health care specialist first before altering your diet.
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- “Superfoods or Superghype” Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/superfoods/
- Buba, F. & Ngura, U. & Abdulrahman, A.A. “Studies on the physicochemical properties of fenugreek (Trigonella Foenum-Graecum L) seeds” Der Pharmacia Lettre. 7:3 (2015): 104-107. https://www.scholarsresearchlibrary.com/articles/studies-on-the-physicochemical-properties-of-fenugreek-trigonella-foenumgraecum-l-seeds.pdf
- Srichamroen, Anchalee et al. “The Modifying Effects of Galactomannan from Canadian-Grown Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum L.) on the Glycemic and Lipidemic Status in Rats” Journal of clinical biochemistry and nutrition. 43:3 (2008): 167-74. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2581758/
- Khan, F & Negi, Kapil & Kumar, Tinku. “Effect of sprouted fenugreek seeds on various diseases: a review”. J Diabetes Metab Disord Control. 5:4(2018):119‒125. https://medcraveonline.com/JDMDC/JDMDC-05-00149
- Saravanan, G & Ponmurugan, P & Deepa, MA & Senthilkumar, B. “Anti‐obesity action of gingerol: effect on lipid profile, insulin, leptin, amylase and lipase in male obese rats induced by a high‐fat diet”. J Sci Food Agric. 94:14(2014): 2972-2977. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/jsfa.6642
- Mansour, Muhammad S et al. “Ginger consumption enhances the thermic effect of food and promotes feelings of satiety without affecting metabolic and hormonal parameters in overweight men: a pilot study” Metabolism: clinical and experimental. 61:10 (2012): 1347-52. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3408800/
- Raghu, R & Lu, Kuan-Hung & Sheen, Lee-Yan. “Recent Research Progress on Garlic (大蒜 dà suàn) as a Potential Anticarcinogenic Agent Against Major Digestive Cancers” Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine. 2:3(2012):192-201. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2225411016300992
- Kim, M & Kim, H. “Effect of garlic on high fat induced obesity” Acta Biologica Hungarica”. 62:3(2011):244-54. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21840827
- Mak-Soon, Lee & In-Hwan, Kim & Chong-Tai, Kim & Yangha, Kim. “Reduction of Body Weight by Dietary Garlic Is Associated with an Increase in Uncoupling Protein mRNA Expression and Activation of AMP-Activated Protein Kinase in Diet-Induced Obese Mice” The Journal of Nutrition. 141:11(2011):1947-1953. https://academic.oup.com/jn/article/141/11/1947/4630504