Everyone knows the basic rules of eating healthy but we don’t always abide by the basic healthy food rules, our food choices guided by cravings or hunger instead of proper planning. We have put together a list of 7 healthy foods you should be eating more of to stop cravings and start losing weight.
1| Avocado – Half an avocado contains 14 grams of healthy monounsaturated fat. Substituting healthy fats for some carbohydrates can support weight loss by keeping hunger in check.
2| Bananas – Full of resistant starch, a special type of fibre studies have shown to improve gut health, keep blood sugar under control and increase feelings of fullness. Studies have also linked resistant starch to increased weight loss!
3| Blackberries – The natural colour deep purple means they’re high in a kind of antioxidant that can help keep cells healthy. Like most berries, blackberries are also high in vitamin C, which is thought to have a role in cancer prevention and healthy wound healing.
4| Broccoli – Broccoli is extremely rich in cancer-fighting properties. It’s also high in fibre and very low in calories—one cup of broccoli has just slightly over 80 calories and a negligible amount of fat.
5| Brussel Sprouts – Brussels sprouts are really effective at lowering cholesterol and fighting cancer. Just one cup contains well over a day’s worth of vitamin C, which is important for strong bone and radiant skin.
6| Butternut Squash – Squash is relatively low in carbohydrates and high in fibre, and the butternut variety has a little protein too. Beyond its filling properties, butternut squash is also a heart-healthy food.
7| Carrots – They may taste sweet, but they’re actually very low in sugar. They’re high in antioxidants like beta-carotene and lycopene, the latter of which has been linked to a lower risk of cancers.
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