Sometimes you feel like a nut and sometimes you don't...Make it a habit to eat these wonderful and nutritious gifts from mother nature. These little wonders are loaded with Vitamin E, and one of the easiest to absorb version of it (alpha-tocopherol). Powerful antioxidants help fight all those terrible things you put into your body on a weekly basis.
2) Soft Cheese
Cheese gets a pretty bad rap these days. Full fat cheese is the friend in the group that everyone hates and yet still puts up with. What a terrible mountain to climb. Ounce for ounce the protein to fat ratio in soft cheese comes out ahead when compared to its hard cheese counter part. More mozzarella baby! The protein and fat is very satisfying and it helps you feel full for longer. Grab a wedge, slice or string of soft cheese next time you're trying to curb your hunger.
3) Olive Oil
We've had close family members swear by a diet in which they drank a 8 oz glass of olive oil everyday at 3 pm in order to curb the afternoon hungry. That might be a little extreme for most people but this wonderful oil is one of the best sources of monounsaturated fats. Fat is your friend and when derived from olives it's contains Vitamin E, just like our friend the almond. The fats in this oil also have properties to prevent muscle tissue breakdown, so at the end of a long day do your body a favor and drizzle some extra virgin oil on your salad or fresh protein source.
There are few protein sources that are more delicious, and more nutritionally dense than fresh salmon. It's one of the best sources of Omega-3 fatty acids, it has 6 grams of protein per ounce, and it's a good source of vitamin B. Do your stomach, heart, brain and body a favor. Eat more salmon.
The incredible edible egg. When looking for one of the world's best foods why not look to the basics. It's not a coincidence that eggs have a lot crucial nutrients. They are designed to take care of and feed a growing life form. Naturally it has the highest biological value of protein in all foods, which means its easy and efficient for your body to absorb all it's goodness. Don't forget about the yolk, half of the protein and a lot of the vitamins are found in the egg yolk. The egg yolk is the a nutrient sack design to sustain life, why would you throw that in the trash? The cholesterol found inside each egg helps boost your HDL (good) cholesterol.
6) Green Tea
Caffeine can be your alley in the battle against body fat. Green tea is a great caffeine source, which on it's own will stimulate your metabolism. When you combine that with the fact that green tea has been shown to promote fat oxidation, you have a lethal weapon in that tea cup of yours. Throw in the polyphenols and antioxidants that battle the free radicals coursing through your body, and green tea starts to look a little like a wonder drug.