When you’re planning to get in shape, exercise is only half the battle. Your diet is also incredibly important. You can spend 3 hours a week in the gym, but if you’re filling your body with pizza and beer then you’ll struggle to achieve that six pack which you’ve long dreamed of. Here are some great superfoods that will help you lose weight and get fit.
Quinoa is a small seed-like grain which is packed full of protein and fibre and is incredibly low in fat. It’s the perfect substitute for starchy carbohydrates such as rice and potatoes.
Blueberries are a very much underrated fruit. You can eat them normally but they are great for throwing into a smoothie. They are rich in vitamin C and fibre and also are packed full of anti-oxidants.
Porridge is great for breakfast and it’s quick and easy to make and you can top it with a range of fruits. This fibre-rich food is known for lowering cholesterol and also releases energy slowly so you won’t crash before lunch.
Green tea has long been used for its medicinal properties but it’s also known for wonderful health benefits. It’s known to help you lose weight, flush out your system and improve the function of the brain. It’s also great for your skin and hair.
Salmon is not only of the most nutrient rich fishes but actually of any food out there. It’s full of omega-3 fatty acids, which are great for the heart, and also vitamins such as B12 and B6 and is also high in protein.
Spinach is not only packed full of antioxidants and vitamin K, it contains magnesium, copper, fibre and dietary fibre. One of the great things about this super food is its diversity. You can toss it into stir fries, use it as a delicious salad leaf or even pop it in a smoothie to really pack in as much goodness as possible.