Losing those extra inches doesn’t have to be a chore. How do you keep your daily calorie intake down but still eat tasty and nutritious food that are also locally available easily? These are 7 superfoods – from fruits to vegetables, that are high in fiber and water that you should eat more of.
These juicy melons are packed with an unique phytochemical called cucurbitacin E that’s thought to have strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidants properties. It is said to help prevent cancer and tumor growth. Satisfy your sugar cravings with a wedge of this high-water-content fruit.
Rich in Vitamin K that’s required for blood clotting, this low-calorie super food has a high water content that creates a feeling of fullness. Add slices of cucumber sticks with salsa, or better yet, mixed them into cold water and add in some mint leaves to cool you down on extremely hot days.
This crunchy fruit is high in soluble fiber, which helps lower cholesterol, and quercetin – a powerful antioxidant that protects the heart. Stash a few apples in your bag so you will have something healthy to snack on during the day.
Besides being high in antioxidants, berries have a low glycaemic index. What this means is that they prevent your blood-sugar levels from spiking and crashing, allowing your body to enjoy a more sustained energy release. Berries are also high in fibre, keeping you feeling full longer. Add your favorite berries to salads, cereals, smoothies and yogurt.
Spinach and lettuce have high water content – up to 95% for lettuce – and are high in fibre. Spinach is also a great source of iron and Vitamin K, which is essential for bone health as it prevents the growth of osteoclasts, cells that break down bone tissue. Add leafy greens to any salad or sandwich, or enjoy them as a side to a main dish.
This juicy fruit is high in Vitamins A and C, as well as the antioxidant lycopene, which is thought to reduce the risk of certain cancers. It also has a high water content that increases your satiety. Offering a sweet burst of of flavor, cherry tomatoes make a great snack any time of day.
This calorie-free super food beverage is chock-full of antioxidants and is believed to carry a range of benefits, from improving cardiovascular health and reducing inflammation to fighting free-radical damage in the body. Drunk warm, it reduces hunger pangs and hydrates your system.