Streamed rice and grilled chicken may be low in fat and high in protein but lets be honest it can get extremely boring after a while. Most people interested in keeping a low body fat will consume foods similar to this – but there has to be something better. There are certain foods that I try and get in my shopping basket every week to add variety and that supply me with good quality tasty food.
Spinach is high in the anti oxidant, CO Q10 and Omega 3 plat derived fatty acid, Alpha Linolenic acid. Studies have shown spinach to lower the risk of all types of cancer and may lower the risk of degenerative eye disease. Eat it both raw and steamed.
Again high in Alpha linolenic acid (omega 3) , high in plant sterols that can help reduce cholesterol levels and the highest levels of anti-oxidant for nuts. Perfect for adding to the top of salads, or simply eating by the handful.
Wild salmon contains perfect Omega 3, which is beneficial for reducing the risk of coronary artery disease, controlling hypertension, preventing cancer and it may well boost your metabolism, making it easier for you to lose fat. Baked or steamed it tastes delicious
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Extra Virgin Olive Oil is the king of monounsaturated oils with over 72% of its fatty acid profile coming from monounsaturated oil. Studies have shown it to increase arterial all elasticity therefore potentially reducing hypertension. Pour it over steamed veg, salad or have it on bread.
Grass Fed Beef
Get this one from your local butcher who can guarantee it source. Grass fed beef is much healthier in terms of fatty acid profile. (3-4:1) Saturated fat content is also lower in grass fed beef so that’s a bonus for everyone. Eat 1-2 times a week grilled to your liking.
Good for boosting the immune system and bone development. Steamed or stir fried a perfect accompaniment to any food.
Just one serving of this berry will give you 5 times more antioxidants than the equivalent of carrots, apples or broccoli. Perfect for throwing over the top of breakfast cereal or a quick snack throughout the day.
The best source of plant derived Omega 3, they also contain fibre and protein. Grind them up and consume two tablespoons a day, either mixed in with a shake or sprinkled on the top of food.