10 Foods That Helps in Weight Loss

Food for Weight Loss

Diet and food are very important towards health and correct weight proportion to height or BMI (Body Mass Index). While some foods can slow down the body metabolism, others can boost it so that you burn more energy over the day. Also, some foods can help you stay satiated and free from hunger-pangs for a long period of time while others make you hungry soon again.
If you are wondering which foods that can help you lose weight, here is a list of 10 best of them to help you out.

1. Whole eggs

Whole eggs have a number of essential proteins, healthy fats and are also low in calories. While they were earlier said to be high in cholesterol because of their yellow content (Yolk), the new studies in this regard say that they do not affect blood cholesterol adversely and hence are not bad for the heart. A study also found that those who eat eggs in the breakfast ate lesser during the rest of the day, because of the satiation that the eggs provide.
If you are on a calorie restricted diet course, you should include eggs in your meals because they are very dense in nutrients and provide for better nutrition, while being low in calories. Eggs hence help you lose weight conveniently and are quite affordable.

2. Quinoa

The whole grain quinoa is high in proteins (approximately 7 gram in each serving) and also contains a good amount of fiber (approximately 6 gram in each serving). Apart from the essential amino acids or proteins, Quinoa also contains a number of minerals including calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, and iron among others and a number of vitamins. The fiber of the food binds to the carbohydrates and fats and leads to their lesser absorption by the gastrointestinal tract. Hence the food provides for better and higher satiation and feeling of fullness while you actually consume lesser amount of calories.

3. Leafy Greens

Leafy greens contain the highest amount of fibre and include foods like spinach, kale, collards and swiss chards among others. Leafy Greens turn your meal plate food into a very voluminous one, but most of the volume is occupied by dietary fibre, which aids digestion, helps in weight loss, and also improve the health of the gut. Leafy Greens also contain a good proportion of Calcium, which apart from making the bones healthy, also provides for burning of fats. These vegetables also have good amounts of minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants that improve health while also reducing the number of toxins that a body contains.

4. Mushrooms

Mushrooms are the best alternatives to meat because of their texture and the unique meaty flavour. Also, mushrooms contain very less of fat but have high proportions of proteins, vitamins, and minerals. The Potassium content of Mushroom does not allow the body to hold water excessively, maintains blood pressure and aids towards weight loss.
You can replace the meat with mushroom and shed a significant amount of weight. This is so because mushrooms can provide good amounts of nutrients while being low in calories and fats in comparison to meat.

5. Cruciferous vegetables

These include cauliflower, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage and many others. Cruciferous vegetables have a higher protein concentration in comparison to many other vegetables. Like all vegetables, they are also quite low in calories and high in fibre. They can help you lose weight while also adding some extra colours to your meal plate. The cruciferous vegetables can also activate certain pathways that provide for the detoxification of certain carcinogens. Hence cruciferous vegetables provide for cancer prevention as well.

6. Dark chocolate

The journal of internal medicine recently published the report of a study, which showed that consumption of dark chocolate 2 times every week is directly linked to a lower BMI (Body Mass Index). The consumption of dark chocolate was also linked with higher activity levels and a more positive mood. People who ate dark chocolate were also found to consume more of vegetables and fruits and restrained from eating saturated fat. Dark chocolate also contains polyphenols and flavonoids, substances having antioxidant activities.

7. Tuna and Salmon

Tuna and Salmon are some of the fish which contain a high amount of protein while being low in calories. These fish also contain the Omega 3 fatty acids which are the good fats and can boost your heart health. When trying to lose weight, do not choose red meat but choose fish and chicken, non-vegetarian foods that are low in fats and have good amounts of proteins.

8. Legumes and Beans

Legumes and Beans including black beans, lentils, and kidney beans provide for weight loss. This is so because they are high in fiber and protein content. Research shows that foods high in fiber and protein can provide for a better satiation. Legumes also contain the resistant starch that can prevent the sugar spikes. Legumes need extra care while cooking and need to be cooked for a longer time for our body to digest it.
9. Low-fat dairy products
The low-fat dairy products including cottage cheese have high proportions of protein and as the food is processed to remove excess fats. They hence contain very less amount of calories, fats, and carbohydrates. Proteins are known to provide ample of satiation and cottage cheese is particularly high in its calcium content as well. Together, these aspects provide for faster weight loss and good health.

10. Soups

Soup that contains vegetables, fruits, and/or other nutritious substances can provide good satiation, and there less dense structure provides for fewer calorie intake. Do not go for the processed soup products that contain many chemicals and other artificial ingredients. Instead, try the homemade soup recipes for better health and weight loss.
Remember that both weight gain and weight loss are gradual processes. Do not expect sudden and instant results and also lead an active lifestyle (regular exercise is a must) in order to lose weight, have a normal BMI, and possess good health.