Lets face it, having to lose OR gain weight is no fun. However its a little more fun to gain it! HAHA
If you’ve heard about microgreens, you know they’re full of nutrients. What you may not know is that adding these little greens to your diet can help with weight loss. Let’s take a closer look at why microgreens are so effective in helping support better health — and even enable weight loss.
Microgreens are the seedlings of vegetables and herbs, harvested when they’re just 7-14 days old. These tiny greens contain up to 40 times more nutrients than their mature counterparts, making them an incredibly nutrient-dense food source. (Which means 1 OUNCE of Micros is equal to up to 2.5 POUNDS of the mature plant!!) They come in many varieties, including Broccoli, Kale, Radish, Arugula, Melon and more — all of which have distinct flavors and textures that make them fun to experiment with.
Microgreens offer a lot of benefits for those trying to lose weight. For one thing, microgreens are low in calories but high in Fiber, Protein, and Vitamins — making them incredibly filling for very few calories. Adding these nutrient-dense foods to your meals helps you feel fuller longer, reducing cravings and helping you make healthier choices throughout the day (& Midnight Cravings).
Also, because they are often used in salads or as garnishes on dishes like sandwiches and tacos, they can help reduce portion sizes while still providing flavor and nourishment.
In addition to helping with portion control and calorie intake, certain types of microgreens can even speed up your metabolism by providing antioxidants like Vitamin C and E that can boost your body’s natural fat burning abilities.
Broccoli specifically contains Sulforaphane — an antioxidant that has been linked to faster fat burning metabolism due to its ability to help regulate glucose levels in the body while reducing inflammation. You can activate this fat burner by chewing Cruciferous vegetables like Broccoli, Cabbage, and Kale. These make ideal microgreens for those looking for a metabolism boost!
Conclusion: Microgreens are a great way to add extra nutrition without adding extra calories or unhealthy additives into your diet. Not only do they provide essential vitamins and minerals for overall health — but they also fill you up faster while boosting metabolism so that you can lose weight safely and sustainably over time. So if you're looking for an easy way to eat healthier without sacrificing flavor or satisfaction, try adding some microgreens into your diet today!
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