Monday, October 17, 2011

Starving for More Superfoods to Try? Here's OMNI Medical Center's Top Five Superfoods

The answer to effective weight loss results, as many of us may already know, isn't eating's eating more of the right foods.

That's why OMNI Medical Center has a list of 5 new superfoods everyone should add (while staying under our recommended caloric intake for our medical weight loss program) to their grocery list of healthy food choices (if they're not on your list already).

Check it out:

1. Nuts--These tiny little snacks are jam-packed with monounsaturated fats (which are the good-for-you fats), that lower your risk of heart disease and diabetes and, according to new research, help you control your appetite.

2.  Eggs-- A recent review of more than 25 published studies on protein concluded that egg protein helps boost muscle strength and development more than other proteins do, because of its high concentrations of the amino acid, Leucine. And get this...egg protein is also better at keeping you from becoming hungry over a sustained period.

3. Whole Grains-- A study from Penn State University found that whole-grain eaters lost almost two and a half times more belly fat than those who ate refined grains (like regular pasta and white bread). Whole grains more favorably affect your blood-glucose levels, which means they don’t cause wild swings in your blood sugar and ratchet up cravings after you eat them. 

4. Avocados-- Although many people think these lil' green guys are bad for you, avocados aren't fattening because they’re loaded with healthy fat and fiber. Additionally, they won't cause wild swings in your insulin levels (insulin causes the body to store fat!). So enjoy the fat in avocados. Research shows that diets containing upward of 50% fat are just as effective for weight loss as those that are low in fat.

5. Raspberries & Other Berries-- While you're dieting, it's much easier to escape the cycle of overindulgence by eating foods that are rich in antioxidants, like berries! The berries that give you the most antioxidants per bite, in order are: cranberries, black currents, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, pomegranates.  

For more nutritional ideas or to find out about the OMNI Medical Center medical weight loss program, visit our web site:

Here's to superfoods...and super weight loss results!
--The OMNI Medical Center Team

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