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3 Unusual Yet Effective Superfoods For Weight Loss

It’s an unfortunate fact that only 2% of dieters are able to maintain long-term weight loss and an incredible 98% of all diets fail. If you are one of these statistics, despite trying almost every fad diet on the market or are simply looking for a quick way to burn excess body fat, then it’s time to change your approach to weight loss!

Crash diets don’t work because they only make us crave even more fattening foods and sugar than ever before. To achieve sustained weight loss, though you will have heard about it many times before, it is widely agreed that it is important to take regular exercise and adopt a healthy eating pattern. This way, you can encourage your body to burn extra fat naturally by stimulating your metabolism.

Your metabolism is a chemical process that converts food into fuel and is particularly important when you want to lose weight as it determines the amount of calories that you burn. In essence, the faster your metabolic rate the more calories you burn and the more weight you shed. Metabolism can be increased in a variety of ways, such as taking more exercise and eating foods rich in fibre and protein (your body burns more calories when digesting these nutrients). And there are also a number of special superfoods for weight loss that you can easily incorporate into your diet for fast and impressive results.

3 superb superfoods for weight loss


Mango works well for weight loss because it’s high in soluble fibre and contains substances that have been scientifically proven to boost metabolism and lower our cholesterol levels. The adiponectin found in mango for example, is a powerful hormone that regulates the appetite and signals satiety, whilst its leptin content is known to increase the metabolism of fats in the liver and the glucose absorption of our cells. According to a recent study with African mango seed extract, those who took 150 mg of it twice daily showed "significant improvements" in their body weight, body fat, and waist circumference, without changing their diet or exercise routine.

This delicious superfood is ready to eat straight from the bag and can be sprinkled generously over muesli and raw food desserts.

Acai berries

Acai berries are ranked extremely low on the glycaemic index, contain very low amounts of sugar for a fruit and are packed with healthy nutrients including antioxidants, fibre, vitamin A, calcium, amino acids, monounsaturated fatty acids and beta-sisterol. These combine to help lower cholesterol, provide extra energy, boost mental clarity and help to promote a sound nights sleep. Their exceptionally high fibre and essential fatty acid content also promotes a prolonged feeling of fullness and helps us to process food more quickly, reduce our sugar cravings and more crucially, to speed up our metabolism.

Acai powder is the perfect superfood for weight loss and can be readily stirred into your favourite smoothies and juices.

Coconut oil

Coconut oil is high in vegetable saturated fatty acids that help maintain healthy skin, prevent heart disease, fight infection, strengthen the body’s natural immunity and promote weight loss. Research has linked the triglycerides found in this most delicious of superfoods for weight loss to a direct increase in our metabolism. Mixing just one tablespoon of coconut in warm water and drinking on an empty stomach is recommended for optimum results.

Coconut oil may be used as an aromatic alternative to regular cooking oil or enjoyed as a tempting spread.

Where can I purchase these 3 superfoods for weight loss?

Detox Your World stocks a wide range of superfoods for weight loss in addition to a fantastic selection of natural supplements, raw food snacks, teas, kitchen equipment, books, DVD’s, CD’s and much, much more!