10 Foods that Fit People Eat:
This leafy green vegetable contains zeaxanthin and lutein, two known antioxidants that boost the immune system and support eye health. Researchers found that spinach wards off cancer, too. Try this delicious Superfood Smoothie!
Lemons have 100% of your daily vitamin C requirement. Additionally, they increase your good cholesterol (HDL) levels and inhibit the growth of cancer cells. Acting as anti-inflammatory agents, the citrus flavonoids also strengthen your bones. Many people add a slice of lemon to water to give the drink some flavor. Learn more about the health benefits of lemons here.
People who are fit and trim usually exercise and need to consume a good amount of protein in order to adequately work out. Eggs are a wonderful source of protein, giving you a full feeling for a longer amount of time. One recent study showed that women who ate two scrambled eggs, ate less during the following 35-hour period. Check out more reasons why you should eat eggs here. Two breakfast recipes everyone needs in their life: Avocado Breakfast Pizza and Egg & Avocado Toast.
Ever heard of something called cholecystokinin? Well, this big word carries an equally big solution to weight-loss. Cholecystokinin is a digestive hormone that works as a natural appetite suppressant, and beans are loaded with the substance. Recent research proves that people with this hormone in their systems warded off hunger longer. Try our recipe for Quinoa and Black Beans and Slow Cooker Tamale Pie (featured above).
5. Green Tea
This slimming drink is loaded with catechins, antioxidants that speed up metabolism. A recent study from Japan provided evidence that those who drank green tea lost weight and dropped body mass index. Also, this wonder beverage lowers the bad forms of cholesterol (LDL). Learn why Green Tea is a Superfood here.
6. Olive Oil
There’s a reason why women in the Mediterranean look so good. Olive oil is quite the beauty enhancer! According to Australian researchers, women who added olive oil to food boosted their metabolism, too. Get more of it by adding it to salad dressings, using it as a bread dip, or cooking with it. Try our Garden Salad with Lemon and Oil Dressing.