10 Natural Foods You Should Be Eating for Optimum Energy

In today’s world of fitness and health, an almost limitless amount of useful information can be found at the push of a button, making it easier than ever to keep your body running in top form.

From exercise routines to dieting plans, there’s no end to the ways you can stay healthy and fit, but a common trend around the world involves people exercising without making changes to their diet.

While regular exercise is always a good idea, without the proper diet, the body won’t achieve maximum results from training, making it imperative to be sure to take a look at some healthy options to add to your own diet.

Although numerous diet “crazes” exist, offering a variety of adjustable options to cater to each individual’s specifics, if you’re looking to lose weight, there are some foods that are just made for the job.

The list below contains some foods that are scientifically proven to help you lose weight, and offer an interesting option for those interested in making their diet work for them.

#1: Salmon

Salmon is often described as a “wonder fish” due to the fact that it comes packed with protein and healthy fats, as well as key nutrients.

This fish is also known for leaving people feeling “full” and reducing the urge to eat additional meals, and provides a great sources of iodine, a nutrient studies show many people fail to consume in their daily diets.

Being rich in high-quality protein and omega-3 fatty acids, salmon and other fatty fish are great choices for anyone wishing to add a weight-loss-friendly food to their menu.

 

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#2: Avocados

Full of healthy fats, such as monounsaturated oleic acid, this food is also a good source of fiber.

Avocados are also a good source of potassium and carbs, and are able to be prepared in a variety of ways.

 

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#3: Grapefruit

Grapefruit has been the subject of intense scientific study, which has indicated that its effect on weight loss is almost certain.

Its appetite-suppressive qualities have made it one of the foods most commonly associated with losing weight, and is commonly eaten before meals.

 

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#4: Whole Grains

Certain whole grains, including brown rice and oats, are packed with fiber and protein, making them a good choice for anyone looking to lose weight who doesn’t want to stop eating grain.

Far more fiber rich than refined grains, whole grains are also loaded with carbs, which will clash with some diets, and have gained a somewhat unsavory reputation due to their association with sugary breakfast cereals.

Despite this, nutrient-rich whole grains are a good addition to most diets centered around weight loss.

 

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#5: Whole Eggs

Another healthy food which once suffered from a bad reputation due to fears of high cholesterol, whole eggs are rich in both protein and fat, and are known for providing a feeling of “fullness” which makes them perfect for fighting off cravings.

Egg yolks are also loaded with nutrients, and almost all of the body’s required nutrients, making them an incredible weight loss superfood.

 

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#6: Cruciferous Vegetables

Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, broccoli and cabbage are all in this category of fiber-rich, protein-packed plants that are also known for being filling.

Packed with nutrients and fiber, along with protein, while being low on calories makes these vegetables an incredible tool to fight fat.

 

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#7: Lean Beef

While once feared as unhealthy, beef is now being seen for what it truly is, and that is a healthy and protein-packed food that is also filling and tasty.

Low in fat and high in nutrients, lean beef is great for anyone on a high-carb diet, and is known for reducing food cravings.

 

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#8: Beans

Beans and legumes are another great weight loss food that come rich in both protein and fiber, and are also known for their filling properties.

Hearty and adaptable, beans are found across the globe, and are a staple of diets everywhere.

With a wide range of varieties to choose from, beans are one of the best ways to further improve your diet.

 

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#9: Boiled Sweet Potatoes

Jam-packed with nutrients such as potassium, boiled sweet potatoes are also incredibly filling, and provide fiber too.

Additionally, cooking techniques can enhance resistant starches in these potatoes, which is known to have effects on weight loss.

#10: Cottage Cheese

Extremely high in protein, cottage cheese is also low on fat and carbohydrates, making it a great choice for weight loss.

Also known for reducing food cravings, cottage cheese is rich in calcium, which is suspected to play a role in aiding the body while burning fat.

 

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