With more and more people becoming aware of the benefits of clean eating, a lot of new food trends have begun to pop up. Many of the foods people are raving about are not actually as healthy as they claim to be. However, among the foods of these trends are a few gems that we couldn’t let go unnoticed. These foods have qualities that will do wonders in helping you reach your weight loss goals as well as maintaining healthy nutritional balances.
On our list of weird foods you should be eating are five unbelievably nutritious items.
Bok Choy: Also known as “Cabbage for Cancer” by the Livestrong community, this Chinese vegetable contains glucosinolates which are thought to be effective in cancer prevention. Bok choy is low in calories and has zero fat. This food is also rich in vitamin A, C and K. One cup of raw bok choy contains half of your daily requirement for each of these nutrients. Bok choy has a fresh, leafy taste and is best eaten raw and shredded, this way you will not miss out on any of its nutrients.
Edamame: This is a vegetable you’ve probably heard of considering it is definitely high on the trendy healthy foods list, and for good reason! This soy bean is great for adding extra fiber, protein and vitamins to your diet. Half a cup of edamame contains 9 grams of fiber and 10% of your daily requirement of vitamin C and A. Also found in only half a cup of edamame is as much iron as you would find in a 4 ounce chicken breast. Prepare edamame by steaming it in boiled sea salt water for about 5 minutes.
Wheatgrass: Here is another healthy eaters have been raving about. This superfood does a number of things such as: cleanses the blood, increases red blood cell count, stimulates your thyroid gland, relieves ulcers, detoxifies your liver and oxygenates your blood. With all of these benefits who wouldn’t want to add wheatgrass to their diet? Because wheatgrass is difficult for the body to digest, we recommend juicing.
Arame: This is a lesser known kelp species found off the coast of South Korea and Japan. Arame is rich in calcium, iron, zinc, manganese, folate, vitamins A & K, and iodine. The benefits of eating arame include: immune system support, better hair, skin and nails, improves libido and defense against cancer. Because of its subtle sweet taste, arame can be used in a multitude of dishes including but not limited to: salad, soup, muffins, bread, pilaf and more.
Hemp Milk: This is a great milk substitute for vegans or those with a dairy intolerance. Hemp milk is made from a blend of hemp seeds and water and is much easier for your body to digest. The benefits of drinking help milk as opposed to regular cow’s milk are endless. This milk substitute provides our bodies with all 10 amino acids including the hard to find, GLA. Hemp milk is also rich in vitamins, magnesium, potassium and iron. In fact, all essential nutrients can be found in this drink. You can get this drink in stores or make it yourself with purified water and raw hemp seeds.
Clean eating has become a much more fun and diverse lifestyle than it once was. The days of standard veggies and fruits are long over. The only question now is, why wouldn’t you eat clean? If you are ready to change your life and put an end to disappointing diet plans, Svelte Medical Weight Loss is here for you. We’ll help you lose weight fast and keep it off. Take a look at some of our amazing before and after weight loss photos! We have so many happy clients, the only thing they ever regret is not signing up with us sooner!
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