We all know that some foods are super foods when it comes to weight-loss and nutrition, but did you know that even regular, non “super” foods can boost your weight loss efforts when combined properly with other foods? If you’re looking to get the most out of your diet, keep reading the list below to see which simple food combinations you can start working into your diet to get all the best benefits you can on the diet-side of your health journey!
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Cucumber, Lemon, and Water
Not only can this combo replace other calorie-rich drinks in your diet, it also helps burn fat! The lemon juice contains polyphenols that you body can use to burn fat, as well as work as an appetite surpressant. Get vitamins K and C from the cucumber! And of course, staying hydrated helps your body work more efficiently! Try prepping a few bottles of this water each night to take to work each day. Give it a month, and along with healthy eating habits and exercise, reap the benefits of the fat-burning power of this combo!
Almonds, Berries, and Cottage Cheese
The slow-digesting protein in cottage cheese will help you stay full while getting you a full dose of amino acids, and it’s extremely low-fat! Throw in some berries to get a good serving of antioxidants and almonds for a great dose of healthy fats. This makes the perfect snack or breakfast!
Apple, Spinach, and Ginger
Try making a green shake in the morning with protein and vitamin-packed spinach. Get a little sweetness and fiber from green apples, and throw in some ginger for an extra fat-burning boost! This makes a great breakfast option or afternoon snack!
Avocado, Quinoa, and Black Beans
Think burrito bowls sans rice, or rice and beans with a twist! The protein and vitamins you’ll get form the quinoa and black beans make this a great meal for any time of day, but especially after a workout! And the avocado will help you to feel full, give you a great dose of vitamins, and boost the amount of healthy fats in your diet!
Olive Oil, Potatoes, and Pepper
When cooked in a healthy way and eating in moderation, potatoes can help us to lose weight, because they’re packed with potassium that helps us to burn fat! Bake them in olive oil for the heart-healthy benefits of healthy fats, and add pepper for flavor and to get a dose of that cholesterol-lowering piperine.
Apples, Cinnamon, and Peanut Butter
Perfect for a snack or a quick meal in the afternoon, this combo packs everything– vitamins and fiber from the apple, protein and fat from the peanut butter, and cinnamon’s fat-burning attributes! Easy to make and to always have on hand in the kitchen, this little snack can pack a huge fat-burning punch!
Oatmeal, Cinnamon, and Blueberries
Oatmeal might seem plain, but it’s whole grains are heart-healthy and proven to keep us feeling fuller for longer. Add to that the super-food properties of blueberries and the fat-burning qualities of cinnamon and you’re all set with a healthy breakfast that will keep you full until lunch while tasting great and giving you the necessary dose of vitamins and fat-burning polyphenols!
Which of these combos are you going to try first?
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