Frozen vegetables are just as nutritious. Most frozen vegetables are flash frozen within hours after being picked.
Broccoli – Belly Fat Buster
Many vegetables carry a lot of fiber which helps you feel full and satisfied when combined with a bit of protein. I highly recommend broccoli because, of its high nutritional value .Broccoli rich in vitamin C, carotenoids, contains some protein, all-important B vitamins, phosphorus, potassium, chromium and calcium etc.
You'll lose weight with broccoli when it stops you from eating more food. It gives your body exactly what it needs and so, it’s you’re not going to get those annoying cravings for more food that won’t go away.
You'll also gain health with its antioxidant properties and anti-carcinogenic powers. Broccoli no matter what dish you put it in or eat it steamed or raw is a must- have ingredient in your weight loss diet.
Offer you vitamin A, iron and fiber.
An 8-inch stalk of celery contains approximately 6 calories. But the mere act of digesting this stalk burns more than 6 calories, resulting in a calorie deficit. In other words, you'll use up more calories from your energy reserve (fat stores and glycogen) to break down celery, achieving weight loss. Not only that, celery provides a good source of vitamin C and fiber (as in Kelp), and fiber is one key ingredient to help you detox and lose weight more effectively. It contains a unique oil that helps to relax your muscles, thereby improving blood flow and regulating blood pressure. It's especially good for you if you're having hypertension.
Yale Studies are showing that a daily serving of corn can actually reduce belly fat. Sure corn has sugar in it but, there's also enzymes and particular starches at a cellular level that aid in losing body fat. Google it.
Don't confuse high fructose corn syrup with corn on the cop. Skip the butter and salt too. For centuries people have been eating corn and have had thin frames.
This vegetable is rich in calcium, iron, phosphorus, glucose, protein, vitamin A & C, carotene and fiber. It stimulates the digestive tract and prevents constipation by moving along unwanted nutrients, including fats to be passed out of the body.
Collard greens are packed with proteins and amino acids, and have a low glycemic index. Some of the minerals and nutrients found in collard greens include thiamin, niacin, potassium, vitamins like A, C, E, K, riboflavin, B6, folate, calcium, and manganese. Similarly, leeks are good alternatives to onions and are used in fish pie with carrots and other vegetables.
Cucumber contains sterols which have the ability to lower cholesterol and prevent carbohydrates from converting to fats. Filling yet low in calories, it's a great food for weight loss. It helps in digestion and has a cleansing effect on your bowel too.
How does kelp help you lose weight? Besides being low in cholesterol, kelp is also a good source of dietary fiber, vitamin C, calcium and minerals such as iodine.
Iodine in kelp helps your thyroid to function properly. It stimulates a hormone produced by the thyroid gland that's responsible for boosting metabolism, so you'll burn more calories. If your weight gain is related to thyroid disorder, kelp can help you lose weight. It has also been shown to lower blood cholesterol levels. However, too much iodine can have a negative effect on your thyroid. Therefore, moderate consumption is the key to losing weight with kelp.
They're loaded with fiber and almost zero calories. They are the backbone to any salad or food wrap. Skip the bread and use lettuce instead.
90% of a mushroom is water but, they are a useful source of vitamin B and fiber. Mushrooms help you lose weight by reducing high levels of blood lipids (or "triglyceride") and bad cholesterol, while increasing the good cholesterol or HDL. Mushrooms are being studies for their cancer fighting effects.
Onions and Leeks
Loaded with flavor an help control cravings as well as satisfaction. Onions are great for respiratory system as well.
They’re high in vitamins C, potassium and iron. They’re also a good source of fiber. They’re best cooked in their skins.
Dried peas, beans and lentils all contain protein though they do not contain the ideal amounts of amino acids necessary for growth and maintaining healthy muscle tissue and organs. Soy beans are the exception as they contain a wholesome balance of amino acids. They also carry unsaturated fat that metabolizes your cholesterol and body fat, preventing fat buildup and thus, helping you to lose weight.
Peas alone loaded with vitamins A, B and C, Protein, Iron and enough fiber for the entire day.
Rich source of vitamin C. One contains a full 5 day's supply.
As radish is rich in vitamin C but low in calories, fats and stimulates metabolism, it's popular as a snack. However, eating too much radish is very "cooling" for the body, especially if you already have a "cool" constitution, defined in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) terms. This means that your immunity to cold and cough could be affected, especially during winter. Thus, eat them in moderation.
Spinach carries lots of fiber which helps you stay full longer and reduce the overall number of calories that you consume each day. Low-calorie intake is essential for weight loss. You can also benefit from its rich content of vitamin K and calcium which help to prevent or treat osteoporosis and the loss of bone density.
Tomatoes: A good source of both vitamins A and C and of dietary fiber.
Winter melon has the ability to break down and flush out excess fat and water (your weight gain may be caused by water retention sometimes) from your body. It's also a wonderful constipation inhibitor. Frequent consumption of it will help to detoxify your system and trim up your shape.
Juicing is a wonderful way to incorporate fiber and vegetables into your daily diet. Juicing has been around for many years. I remember seeing old video of Jack LaLanne (exercise fitness) juicing back in the 1950's.
Steaming is a great way to cook vegetables with delicate flavors and still retain all the nutrients that boiling them may diminish. Steam some green beans, asparagus, broccoli, or cauliflower, and add a squeeze of lemon and unprocessed salt (full spectrum salt like Himalayan pink salt has tremendous health benefits; see below). If you want to add an Eastern flare to your dish, try steaming some broccoli and adding a bit of white pepper, diced ginger, and garlic.
Summer squash, zucchini, or asparagus grilled with a light coating of butter or extra virgin olive oil make an excellent addition to any cookout. Or, if you’re cooking in, just throw them on an indoor electric grill for a great rainy day meal.
Be sure to use Google.com as a resource in researching beneficial vegetables. There's plenty of free recipes and lists of yummy vegetables that will kick start your weight loss plan.