Food fads come and go. Some foods, however, never go out of style, especially if they can trick your body into thinking you have eaten something fabulous and high calorie. The Orlando weight loss professionals at Svelte Medical Weight Loss have found four of those perfect nutritious, filling, and delicious foods for you.
- Berries: Blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, raspberries, and any other berries are nature’s sweetener. When your body craves sugar, give it a cup of berries instead of a cookie or candy bar. This satisfies your craving while adding antioxidants and anti-inflammatory polyphenols for your health. Berries may taste sweet, but they are naturally low in sugar and high in fiber. Pop a few in your water for a flavorful drink, eat a handful while you are on the go, puree frozen berries and yogurt together for a nutritious smoothie, or treat yourself to a decadent dessert of berries with an artificial sweetener, low-calorie whipped cream, or cottage cheese.
- Go Green: Leafy green vegetables are abundant in the grocery store and are surprisingly easy to prepare in a variety of ways. Use a garden mix in your salad for a flavorful lunch, bake kale chips (6 cups kale, a tablespoon of oil and sweet vinegar, and a dash of coarse salt) for a great alternative to potato chips, and cook spinach as a side dish with your meal. Loaded with vitamins and minerals, salad greens fill you up without loading you down with fat. The fiber in greens keeps your digestive system healthy also.
- Fish: Salmon, especially wild salmon, is rich in EPA, DHA, and other omega-3 fatty acids. Renowned for their anti-inflammatory properties and importance in brain function, omega-3 fatty acids also reduce the risk of heart disease.
- Yogurt: It seems every time you peruse the dairy section of the grocery store, another form of yogurt is available – fruit, granola, candy, whipped, chocolate, key lime, etc. With all those toppings comes a disturbing trend in taking a healthy snack and turning it into a high-calorie dessert. For a true good-for-you yogurt, turn to plain Greek yogurt. This extra thick yogurt is filling and has a distinct flavor. Pair Greek yogurt with berries for a snack high in nutrients. The sugar in the fruits satisfies your sweet tooth while the protein in the yogurt keeps you fuller longer.
The Orlando weight loss professionals at Svelte Medical Weight Loss can help with your weight loss program. Call 407-804-5200 to learn how your health can improve with one of our healthy eating plans. Our website is full of information pertaining to healthy eating, dieting, weight loss, and exercises you can do to keep in shape.