There's a new twist on how smoothies and soup can help our bodies resist weight gain for good! Why are some of us naturally slim while other struggle with spare pounds?
Last year, a Harvard study found that those getting the most flavonoids - antioxidants found in superfoods like apples, pears, berries, cherries, spinach and almonds seemed to actively resist weight gain. But just how much fat fighting credit did flavonoid really deserve? So while all fruits and veggies are good for us, it has been found that flavonoid-rich picks can be better for the waistline "apples, pears, berries, cherries, spinach and almonds". Prefer to make more of an impact on the scale? For that, flavonoid-rich pureed soups and smoothies are great. We absorb up to 90% more nutrients from liquid than solids so pureed soups and smoothies deliver up to 90% more flavonoids than a salad or sandwich!
Flavonoid Diet at a Glance - Nutrients Twist can Help you Lose
What you eat: It's all about blended soups and smoothies. There are roughly 30 flavonoid powerhouses you can whip up, including those mentioned above plus others like citrus fruit, tomatoes, onion, kale, soy and pea-based protein powder, olive oil, soy milk and espresso.
Foods That have the Most Flavonoids!
There are several different types of fat-burning flavonoid antioxidants including anthocyanins, flavanones, flavonols and more-with most plant foods containing at least a smidgen of one or more varieties. But these are the picks that pack by far the biggest flavonoid punch...
High Flavonoid Fruit
Berries, Cherries, Apples, Pears, Grapes, Tomatoes, Peaches, Bananas, Apricots, Citrus, Plums
High Flavonoid Veggies:
Spinach, Kale, arugula, Romaine Lettuce, Onions, Scallions, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Broccoli, Carrots, bell Pepper, Celery, Green Beans, Sweet Potatoes.
High Flavonoid Beans:
Soy, Chickpeas, Black beans
High Flavonoid Bonus Foods:
Quinoa, Almonds, pecans, Olive Oil, flaxseed, Cocoa, Chia, Coffee, Tea, Matcha Green Tea Power
Recipes with Flavonoids
Flavonoids help suppress appetite, block fat absorption, improve blood sugar, speed metabolism and reduce a type of inflammation strongly linked to obesity. Try these recipes packaged with flavonoids. You will love these delicious recipes that help improve health while you slim down.
Desserts & Snacks
Black Bean Cupcakes Recipes
Try this delicious Black Bean Cupcakes! You can't tell the difference. What a great way to slim down and add important nutrients to you diet.