When it comes to our everyday concerns, not much out there gets more attention than the ubiquitous topic of weight loss. The total number of available diets, remedies, and regimens probably outnumber the amount of books in your average-sized local library. Somewhere along the way, people started conflating good health with looks and personal wellness with superficial appearances. Thus the pervasive obsession with searching for that one, a magical solution which, in reality, has less to do with being healthy and eating nutritiously than it does with physical appearance.
Artificial remedies and regimens, though not all unhelpful, are meant to augment our intake of natural foods and nutrients. A good weight-loss plan include various methods that are suppose to help each other out in a way that makes us healthier. This is our belief at Hairfree Laser Clinics: we prioritize health. We don’t apply needlessly artificial methods when natural ones do just fine, and our goal is to craft a personal regime that places your wellness above all else.
With that in mind, mother nature is always a good place to go for ideas on how to get in shape through better eating. A good, nutritious diet is the cornerstone of healthy bodies and healthy minds. And despite the complicated web of treatments and medications that so many experts have come up with in order to figure out the perfect, rapid weight loss regimen, nature’s abundance is proof that it’s best to go back to basics when things overwhelming.
Enter: superfoods. These are mother nature’s best creations. They don’t just end up helping you get in shape when eaten consistently, but will also fill your body up the kinds of nutrients that we all need.
Grapefruit. It’s known more as a breakfast cliche than a superfood, but these sour/bitter fruits can catalyze your body’s fat-burning processes. Scientists have attributed the grapefruit’s ability to reduce fat to its well-known phytochemicals (naturally occurring chemical compounds in plants that’re often responsible for colour), which also contain substances that can help maintain the structural integrity of cells. Moreover, the grapefruit is known to help prevent prostate cancer, while also assisting in keeping your blood pressure low.
Avocado. Researchers at Pennsylvania State University (PSU) recently found that a significant amount of avocado in your diet can help in weight loss as well as in lowering your level of total cholesterol. Avocados contain a lot of monosaturated fats, which, according to the American Heart Association (AHA), “can help reduce bad cholesterol levels in your blood which can lower your risk of heart disease and stroke.” These healthy fats also help develop and maintain your body’s cells, while contributing vitamin E, an antioxidant that helps protect against toxins.
Lentils. These tiny legumes are incredibly versatile. They contain iron that can help fight off anemia, quite common among those with low-iron diets (like vegans and vegetarians). They’re good at keeping your sugar levels from spiking too much, despite being a starch. Their proteins and fibres also help in losing excessive body fat (especially around the abdominal area), particularly because even a less-than-huge portion of lentils can keep you full for a relatively long period of time. Moreover, these tiny things are also packed with cholesterol-reducing fiber, along with substances that help reduce inflammation.
Acai. You may have come across this word more and more lately, given that North Americans finally seem to be catching on to this Brazilian berry’s health benefits. This little berry packs a lot of antioxidants that helps to maintain cellular structure. Acai is also known to help increase energy levels, promote better sleep, and smooth out your digestion. It’s full Omega-3 fats that can help those who suffer from diabetes and heart disease. If that’s not enough for you, extracts from the berry have even been shown to trigger a self-destruct response in leukemia cells.
And there you have it! A list of four super foods to get you started on the road to self-care and a healthier body. These foods exemplify the spirit we have a Hairfree Laser Clinics, which is all about a holistic, multifaceted way of getting in shape. We use methods that are tailored to your specific physiological situation, and which are, above all, health-first. This attitude will help you cut through the confusing web of information out there that can often result in the forgetting of what’s important: the basics!