Amazing Food for You and Your Body

by Indy Summers 2 months ago in healthy

Here are some helpful snacks to keep you full and healthy

Amazing Food for You and Your Body

Sure, no one subsides on "superfoods" alone, but more and more foods are getting dubbed as "superfoods" that are helping people stay healthy for longer. Superfoods can add a benefit to your diet, and some of the superfoods that you might include in your diet include the following:

Acai

Acai bowl recipe can be a great tool to help you remain healthy, or it can cause additional weight gain. If you avoid the higher-calorie parts of the acai bowl like bananas, figs, and agave, go with lower-calorie fruits like raspberries, blueberries, and strawberries. You can easily cut the calories down while enjoying the benefit of acai. In that case, acai may be a great tool to help you lose weight. But consuming 500+ calorie acai bowls regularly might help you pack on the weight, rather than lose it!

Salmon

Salmon is high in the good fats that your body needs, such as Omega 3 fatty acids. Salmon is also filling and fairly reasonable in calories with 157 calories representing about 4 oz of salmon. As long as you stay with a 4 to 6 oz serving (maybe 8 oz if you are very active or bodybuilding), it can be a great nutrient to add to your diet several times per week as a protein.

Eggs

One large egg contains only 50 calories, but also provides 6.5 grams of protein per egg. These protein powerhouses can help you maintain or cut weight, and can provide a pick-me-up throughout the day whether eaten for snacks or as part of a meal.

Beans

Beans provide not only protein, but other health benefits like fiber in one's diet. A variety of beans can offer a benefit to one's diet, and can help fill you up for about 270 calories per cup. It's a perfect combination of protein and fiber that come together to provide nutrients and also satiety, which makes you less likely to overeat other unhealthful foods at inopportune times (like right before bedtime).

Oatmeal

Oatmeals such as steel-cut oats can be consumed for as little as 300 calories per 1/2 cup, and provide a rich source of whole carbohydrates. They make a great breakfast that will stick to the rib cage, and offer nourishment throughout the morning, and keep you going until its time for lunch!

Walnuts

Walnuts might provide up to 600 calories per 100 grams, but walnuts also provide the consumer with a wide variety of other health benefits. Some of these benefits include 65 percent of their calories coming from healthy fats and 15 percent from protein. The recommended serving size is about 1 oz (35 grams) at a time, which provides about 185 calories per serving.

Quinoa

Quinoa is a whole grain that helps keep you feeling full and satisfied throughout your day. Quinoa provides about 220 calories per cup consumed. While many mistake quinoa for a grain, it's a seed that offers a great source of energy to the consumer throughout the day. It's recommended that you cook about 1/4 cup dry, which yields one serving of 3/4 cups cooked to maintain or lose weight if you are on such a plan. Otherwise, one cup can get added for bulk or weight gain purposes. Quinoa is also a complete protein for vegetarians/vegans with 8 grams of protein per serving!

Dark Chocolate

Dark chocolate can help satisfy that sweet tooth without losing all the health benefits of doing so. Consuming dark chocolate in moderation is thought to benefit cholesterol, blood sugar, and blood pressure. For the best results, ensure that the dark chocolate is at least 70 percent or more cacao and 1 oz a day is enough to help you get your nutrients in and not cause you to expand your waistline!

Superfoods can help add health benefits to your diet! However, one's diet benefits from other foods in addition to just the superfoods. Enjoy everything in moderation, and you will live a healthy and happy life for many years to come!

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Indy Summers

Indy Summers is a freelance writer interested in fashion, healthy living, and fitness. She has worked as an esthetician, as a personal trainer, and as a freelance model for several years. 

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