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10 Healthy Foods That Can Help You Lose Weight

A lot of health problems cannot be easily seen physically, but obesity is not one of them; it cannot be concealed. And it doesn’t just happen overnight.

While weight gain can be a good thing, like any other stuff in the world, too much of something always bring bad results.

Too much weight means more body fat and it can cause various health risks such as diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure.

To help with this, below is a list of healthy foods that can help anyone maintain or lose some weight:

1. Green Tea– this gives the body a steady supply of energy and antioxidants that help the body shed weight and prevent them from coming back.

2. Yogurt– abundant 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.

3. Oatmeal– favorite breakfast food, rich in fiber which can accelerate weight loss and help improve liver function.

4. Avocado– a flavorful superfood that stores monounsaturated fiber that improves metabolism and helps you lose weight.

5. Barley– like oats, barley contains fibers that absorb water to create a thick gel which slows down digestion. According to studies, adding 14 grams of fiber per day can decrease calorie intake by 10%.

6. Almonds– belly fat is no match for almonds. These delicious protein-rich nuts can eat away at fat, especially in women.

7. Blueberries– low-fat blueberries are belly-busting fruits which can also satisfy a sweet tooth. Their phytonutrients target the genes that regulate fat and glucose metabolism.

8. Miso– a soup base derived from fermented soy, and is a depository of probiotics.

9. Beans– a wide assortment of beans can have a big impact in helping weight loss and blood sugar levels. Beans also help dissolve stubborn belly fat. Chickpeas, red beans, and whole peas can also cleanse the colon and slow down digestion.

10. Sauerkraut– contains a wealth of healthy gut bacteria and enzymes to improve digestion and nutrient absorption. It can also reduce inflammation, improve cravings and balance stomach acids.

 

Source: Natural Cures

 

 

 

 

How Your Mindset can Affect your “Fat Gene” and Weight Loss Goals

There is nothing more disappointing than to hear that most of us have inherited the undesired genes that is the reason/culprit to unhealthy body that we have. Most of us would blame it to the genes we got from our ancestors/family. If your family have a history of Diabetes, Hypertension, High Blood Pressure and among other mortal diseases, then you too are most likely to inherit this “gene”. ¬†You are lead to believe that like your ancestors, you will inherit the fat gene, you are likely to be overweight and inherit these chronic diseases. A depressing thought, isn’t it?

But this new study shows that inheriting a “fat gene” may not be as bad as you think.

How Your Mindset can Affect your  Fat Gene and Weight Loss Goal

Scientist discovered that there are over 30 potential genes on 12 chromosomes that affects our genetic composition that results into having an expanding waistline, or having a fat gene. The study was conducted on nearly 10,000 people. The study shows that the people who think they have inherited this fat gene turns out to be obese, even with those people who didn’t actually inherit this obesity gene in their DNA.

In another study conducted by the Researchers from Texas tech, they found out that the people who believed they had an obesogenic genes gain more weight than those who didn’t. This is because it was already planted in their mind that it is useless to make efforts in losing weight if they are already destined to be obese because of the inherited genes . From this mindset alone, they are more inclined into unhealthy habits– eat fewer fruits and vegetables, eat more processed and dine out foods, skip exercises and workouts. Making their own self belief into a self-fulfilling prophecy.

If we try to comprehend both study, they are concluding the same thing. Obesity epidemic is not entirely triggered by your fat genes, rather, it is solely triggered with your mindset. This conclusion is supported by a past Danish study that showed we can “turn off” this fat gene and falsify the statement “genes are our destiny“. They found that once exercise was added into the routine of inactive people who carried “fat genes” have their BMI and weight lowered than those active people who didn’t inherit it. The more you work out, the more you can change your destiny.

So instead of dwelling in these negative thoughts and making excuses, start fighting this epidemic. Change your mindset and start living a healthier lifestyle.