Sticking to a weight loss program isn’t easy for either of us. The experts, celebrities, and nutritionists all have their unique trips and weight loss tips to share. With the growing rage of Instagram roles and videos, looking good and having the perfect body image to post on the feed is real. This has had a major impact on the eating habits of young people. Most of them seek inspiration from their celebrity role models and try to incorporate their exercise regimen and nutrition plans. What they don’t understand, however, is that not everything on Instagram is shared for public consumption and their role models have a full-time trainer and certified expert who takes care of every minute detail in their regime. The most important aspect, which is often neglected and not emphasized enough, is that every human body is different; so what works for one may not have an effect on the other.
In this growing weight loss and fat reduction trend, antioxidants are most recommended for fat reduction. Hence, it is important to address the question of whether these popular antioxidants also have some nutritional benefits.
Here are 5 popular antioxidant-rich foods for weight loss:
1. Green tea
Green tea, the popular magic drink for weight loss, gets its healthy reputation from compounds called catechins. It is believed that these compounds are responsible for giving green tea its potential metabolism-boosting and cancer-fighting benefits. It also contains traces of potassium. There are two types of green tea – caffeine and non-caffeine-induced green tea. Caffeine-induced green tea helps burn more calories when a person is resting.
2. Black tea
Tea is the second most widely consumed drink in the world. There is little difference between the nutritional benefits of green tea and black tea due to the oxidation process that black tea leaves go through. Consuming black tea is also helpful in offsetting the effects of a high-fat meal on blood pressure.
3. Vegetable juice
Fresh vegetable juices are high in fiber. Sleep and regular exercise play a very important role in the overall fat reduction regime. Lack of sleep can lead people to overeat, which ultimately defeats the purpose of reducing fat. Beets, carrots, tomatoes, and leafy green vegetables are often used to make juices, which provide minerals and vitamins, and also keep the fluid balance intact.
Nuts can position themselves as an important nutritional element in almost all nutrition plans, be it keto, vegan or the trendy weight-loss technique of intermittent fasting. They’re high in fat and calories, but still important enough to satisfy hunger pangs, with numerous benefits that keep people from snacking on unhealthy things. The best thing about them is that they are ready to eat and readily available. Foxnuts, cashews, walnuts are very powerful and helpful. In fact, some nutritionists refer to them as magical foods because of their immense benefits. Due to the oils contained, a limited and monitored consumption of nuts is recommended.
Blueberry is a shrub and is made up of 85% water. It’s low in calories but high in fiber, vitamins C and K, and a rich source of carbohydrates. Blueberries have the potential to directly change the levels of antioxidants in the body. It also protects the cholesterol in the human body from becoming harmful. It is helpful for people with blood pressure and diabetes problems.
About the author: Mr. Vikas Chawla is the founder and director of Vedas Cure and also a health professional.
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