While some health problems are lurking secretly within a person, obesity is not one of them; it cannot be concealed. And it didn’t suddenly appear overnight. It may have begun with a spare tire around the waist. Carrying excess baggage may slow your step and require you to keep buying larger clothes. But loading your body down with excess fat can lead to catastrophic results.
In today’s video we’ll review the dangers associated with obesity but also provide a list of healthy foods that can help you shed those unwanted pounds.
Possible health risks:
– Type 2 diabetes;
– Heart disease;
– High blood pressure;
– Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease;
– Some types of cancer: breast, colon, endometrial, and kidney;
Fat doesn’t just accumulate around your mid-section. It latches itself onto your heart, liver, lungs and many other organs. And it’s not living there rent free; it automatically converts into a warehouse for toxins. These toxins can have a detrimental effect on your hormonal balance.
To preserve your health, you should consider altering your daily menu to include food that can wage war on fat.
1. Green Tea
Another way to boost weight loss and make sure these pounds don’t reclaim their former space, is to consume a steady supply of energy and antioxidants. Green tea is a perfect example.
Yogurt has an abundance of proteins, calcium and probiotics. Researchers conclude that when probiotic yogurt is added to a low-calorie diet, it can help improve weight reduction in obese individuals.
This popular breakfast food is rich in fiber and can accelerate your weight loss. Besides preventing obesity it can improve liver function.
Once you slice through the alligator-like shell of an avocado, you’ll be rewarded with a flavorful superfood. Encased in the fruit’s creamy texture is a storehouse of monounsaturated fiber. Consuming avocado can improve your metabolism and assist in weight management.
Like oats, barley contains fibers that absorbs water to create a thick gel which slows down digestion. Studies report that simply adding 14 grams of fiber per day can decrease calorie intake by 10%.
Belly fat is no match for almonds. These delicious protein-rich nuts can eat away at fat, especially in women.
Low fat blueberries are belly-busting fruit that also can also satisfy a sweet tooth. Their phytonutrients target the genes that regulate fat and glucose metabolism. They also lessen chances to succumb to energy shortages.
Want to add an Asian burst of flavor to your food? While miso won’t win any award for its uninviting rugged-brown appearance, it can take a few trophies for its health benefits. This soup base is derived from fermented soy, and is a depository of probiotics.
A wide assortment of beans can have a dramatic multi-purpose impact on weight loss, blood sugar levels and can dissolve stubborn belly fat. Some of the low-calorie protein-laden beans that can cleanse the colon and slow down digestion are chickpeas, red beans and whole peas .
The scent of Sauerkraut can’t compete with cookies in the oven. But don’t let its pungent smell keep you from diving into its nutrients. It contains a wealth of healthy gut bacteria and enzymes to improve digestion and nutrient absorption. Sauerkraut can reduce inflammation, improve cravings and balance stomach acids.
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