If you are trying to lose weight, it is important to choose foods that will support you in reaching your goal. Some foods provide fuel for your body, but they actually cause you to retain weight. Others promote health and weight loss.
Here are 7 foods that support natural weight loss:
Broth is easy to digest and very hydrating. It can be simple to make, or more complex, according to the ingredients you select. Begin by cooking chopped organic vegetables in water until they soften. Leave them in the water for six hours or overnight. Drain off the liquid and heat it, adding sea salt and pepper to taste. You can also, if you choose, add fish, meat or grain, and the cooked vegetables can be eaten separately, seasoned with herbs.
2. Extra virgin coconut oil
Coconut oil is now being touted by health experts as a superfood. It is rich in lauric acid (which occurs naturally in breast milk), and it is moisturizing, anti-aging and healing. It makes an excellent cooking oil because it remains stable at high temperatures.
3. Apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar, also called ACV, is made from fermented fresh apple cider. ACV is rich in minerals such as potassium, vitamins, enzymes and amino acids. It is used as a healing remedy for a variety of conditions, whether taken internally or applied topically.
Be sure you select high quality apple cider vinegar that is made from apples that have been organically grown and aged in wooden barrels. ACV is pungent, and contains a cobweb like formation called “the mother,” which is evidence of the vinegar’s natural processing.
Cinnamon is a spice that is both delicious and very healthy. It helps regulate blood sugar, helpful in weight loss. Sprinkle it on cereal or add it to smoothies and other drinks.
Lemons detoxify and alkalize the body, making them a perfect weight loos food. Drink a glass of water every morning with a squeeze of fresh lemon, or squeeze lemon juice on food.
6. Fresh juices
Fresh fruit and vegetable juices provide you with antioxidants, minerals, vitamins and enzymes. Most fruits and vegetables can be juiced, and spinach, cucumber, celery, pears, apples, ginger and lemon are good additions.
7. Fresh greens and vegetables
Greens are a particularly rich source of nutrients. Some of the best are spinach, parsley, basil, broccoli, celery, cucumber and chard. Eat greens according to the season.
Always listen to your body and let it guide you. Your body knows best how to heal itself naturally. Eating healing foods will help.