Any weight loss journey is difficult and challenging at the very least. Some people seem to lose extra pounds more easily, while others cannot achieve good results no matter how hard they try. Doing plenty of restrictions in the area of nutrition is the key, particularly focusing on eating low-calorie and nutritious foods.
This article discusses 15 foods which are relatively low in calories, highly nutritious, and alkaline. What does alkaline mean in the first place? Well, alkaline-forming foods are superfoods, not just for their ability to help the body maintain a healthy pH balance, but also due to their nutrient density.
How does an alkaline diet support weight loss? The proponents of this diet claim that it promotes weight loss and fights chronic diseases, but there isn’t sufficient evidence to prove this. On the other hand, some research claims that following an alkaline diet supports weight loss and improves health by encouraging people to eat more fruits and veggies and fewer processed foods. For this particular reason, it may still significantly improve health.
The stems of celery are highly diuretic, which means that they promote weight loss. They are also abundant in water!
Bananas are extremely weight-loss friendly. In addition, they can protect your heart, improve your digestion and help to balance blood sugar levels. They are abundant in magnesium, manganese, B vitamins, potassium, too.
Melons help to eliminate toxins and hydrate the body since they are abundant in water. Their pH value is 8,5 which makes hem a great alkaline-forming food.
- Grapefruit, tangerine and orange
You can eat as much as you want to of these fruits. They will help you feel full for a longer period of time, your digestion will be improved, and you’ll fill your body with vitamin C, fiber and flavonoids.
Popcorn are among the most favorite snacks, just without the butter or salt. They only contain about 31 calories!
This amazing veggie provides a wide plethora of health benefits and it is relatively low in calories. If grilled, it contains only 24 calories!
Beets strengthen the muscles, help you to burn more fat and regulate blood sugar levels. An average beet has only 40 calories, so including it to your daily diet is a great idea.
Cucumbers are abundant in water. There is more than 90% in them! Their high-water content makes them extremely hydrating and great against swelling.
- Plum and apple
These delicious fruits are quite low in calories. Specifically, There are 45 calories in 100 grams of plums and only 50 in a 100-gram apple.
Plums can improve your cardiovascular system, because they contain potassium and vitamin C. You’ll also have an improved digestion and feel full for a longer period of time.
Pineapples contain a lot of bromelain which is a great fat-burner. Make sure you include it in your daily diet.
There are only 42 calories in an average portion of zucchini. This veggie can help you regulate salt and water ratio in your body.
- Green Salad
You can consume lettuce leaf in abundance as it contains only three calories. It’s excellent as a snack.
- Cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage
They are all low in calories and you can eat them several times a week. They will improve your overall health as they work on multiple levels.
Currant and cranberries are especially full of nutrients and vitamin C. They help prevent various conditions, improve digestion, and more.
Last but not last, although not a veggie nor fruit, eggs are extremely healthy and nutritious. However, you should choose the boiled variety and avoid the fried one.
We recently published an article named “15 Alkaline Foods That Prevent Obesity, Cancer, And Heart Disease” which suggests that following an alkaline diet prevents and potentially treats conditions like cancer and heart disease. We weren’t trying to say that alkaline foods change the pH of the body but suggesting that following an alkaline diet encourages eating plenty of fruits and veggies, which still supports weight loss and improves health.