It’s never too late to start changing the way you eat. I’m not talking about subjecting yourself to fad diets or anything that promises X results by X date, I mean filling your body with foods proven to increase your lifespan and the durability of your body and mind. Eating natural foods that aren’t processed beyond recognition is one step towards a healthier mind and body. It’s as simple as adding these to your diet:
- Healthy fats,
- Fruits and vegetables.
You’re probably familiar with the concept of foods that are not only natural and healthy but that can also help you lose weight (if that’s what you’re in the mood for). It’s a simple concept, really: get rid of unhealthy sugar and add fruits like blueberries instead, switch up your breakfast to more wholesome carbs and fiber, and increase that legume intake.
But to refresh your memory, here are 10 of the best foods to try if you’re trying to lose weight. Before you make any drastic changes to your lifestyle and diet, please consult a health professional first.
1. Green tea. This nearly-magical beverage is one of the healthiest things you can put in your body. It’s packed with antioxidants that can help you lose weight.
Research has shown that the active compounds in green tea can help mobilize fat from your cells. It works by boosting the effects of your fat burning hormones.
2. Yogurt. Natural yogurt contains pro-biotics that can improve the processes happening in your stomach. A healthy stomach can protect against leptin resistance, which is one of the hormonal reasons for obesity.
Make sure you choose full-fat, natural yogurt and not the low-fat or flavored kind. The latter type of yogurt is full of sugar and associated with diabetes and heart disease.