7 Delicious Superfoods That Melt Fat and Boost Energy
There’s food, and then there’s food.
Food that is known as superfood, packed full of nutrients and vitamins to keep you healthy, or fibre to keep you full and protect your all-important gut.
Superfoods are nature’s gift to all, and incorporating them into all of your meals can keep you at your best, support your weight loss and fat burning goals and boost your health. Here are 7 of the best Paleo superfoods out there, and how you can start adding them to your meals today!
1. Coconut oil
What can’t coconut oil do? Full of fatty acids that are beneficial to your health, coconut oil can help give you energy, kill bacteria and more. It even helps you burn off body fat by boosting your metabolism thanks to those handy MCTs!
Replace your current cooking oil with coconut oil as an easy way to add it to your meals. Use it to replace butter or oil in baking. If you frequently drink smoothies, add a tablespoon for an added nutrition boost.
You can even take a spoonful of coconut oil by itself whenever you need a quick snack or a boost of energy (it’s not as bad as it sounds, promise!).
Like coconut oil, avocados are full of healthy fats that’ll keep you fuller for longer. They are loaded with monounsaturated fatty acids, which are great for your heart health. They also offer even more potassium than bananas, and have the ability to lower your triglyceride levels and bad cholesterol.
Add slices to your salad, on your soup or just on the side. Use them to make guacamole to eat with your fresh veggies, or add them to your smoothies. (You won’t even taste them!)
3. Wild salmon
Wild-caught salmon provides more omega 3 fatty acids than farm-raised salmon. It also delivers more protein and essential amino acids, and contains vitamins A, B, D and E.
The easiest way to add wild-caught salmon to meals is to simply add it to your meal plan! Try our Southwestern Salmon with Spicy Avocado Salsa for a super quick, super delicious meal full of goodness.
4. Pasture-raised eggs
Eggs, specifically the yolks, are packed full of vitamin D, vitamin B12, riboflavin and folate. They are also a great source of choline, which is necessary for optimum brain and heart function and in preventing fat accumulation in the liver.
Plus, they’re full of healthy fats and protein and they’re incredibly versatile!
How to add pasture-raised egg yolks to your diet? Easy: Switch out your current eggs for pasture-raised. If budget is an issue, there are still so many benefits in eating your egg yolks anyway.
5. Organ meat
Liver is one of the most common consumable organ meats, but there are many other options like kidney, tripe, heart and brain.
Even if you’re not use to eating organ meat, don’t shy away from it! It is a concentrated source of almost every vitamin, mineral and nutrient your body needs. In addition, it is a great source of protein, iron and copper.
Add different organ meat to your meals by swapping them with your current proteins. The taste can be a little bit challenging to get used to, so start by adding them in slowly. Add some ground liver to your ground hamburger or meatloaf, or use some kidney in your next steak pie.
6. Bone broth
Homemade bone broth is a good source of calcium, phosphorus and magnesium. It helps keep your bones strong and can also reduce joint pain. The gelatin and collagen found in bone broth can help heal a leaky gut. What’s not to love?
Drink a cup of bone broth with any of your meals for some extra nutrients any time of day. Click here for a super easy bone broth recipe you can make with a pressure cooker (we love the Instant Pot)!
Fermented foods like sauerkraut are foods that have been through the process of lactofermentation. The process releases lactic acid, but also creates enzymes as a byproduct; enzymes that offer gut-healing probiotics.
Having a healthy gut prevents a number of diseases like leaky gut and other inflammatory issues. Protect your insides by adding sauerkraut to salads and sandwiches, or simply eat it as a delicious side dish.
Bonus: Super greens
What are super greens, you may ask? Simply put, they are green superfoods (such as spirulina, spinach, kale, chlorella and so on) that have been gently dried and powdered to create a potent, natural supplement you can add to your smoothies or water.
Why have we added them to this list? Because sometimes, we just need a boost and super greens are a ridiculously easy way to get just that!
Our favourite brand is Organifi: not only does it contain all the usual suspects (wheatgrass, chlorella and spirulina) – it also has fat-burning green tea and hydrating coconut water crystals.
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Superfoods are foods packed with more nutrients and more vitamins, for a super you. Try any of these 7 (+1!) superfoods that can easily be added to your current meals for a nutritional boost, keeping you healthy and happy!
About The Author:
Caffeine addict. Yoga lover. Wife and mother. Freelance writer and blogger for hire. As someone with an autoimmune disorder, I have learned over the years (and many fails) that I feel best when I keep my diet mostly Paleo.