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9 Popular Weight Loss Foods For Indians

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Different foods offer different calorie intake to the body. They all follow various metabolic processes in the body. So much so that their time of intake can also have an impact on how the body processes it and how many calories it provides to the body.


So here is a list of scientifically proven weight loss foods for Indians.

1. Eggs

Eggs are weight loss foods
Eggs are weight loss foods

In olden days, eggs were feared to be high in cholesterol but today, whole eggs are known to be a powerpack of proteins and good cholesterols along with being one of the super weight loss foods [1]. They keep you full and in fact, are considered one of the best foods to be consumed if you wish to shed those extra kilos. Eggs are also considered nutrients dense and almost all nutrients are found in the yolk [2].

2. Leafy Green Veggies

Whipping up a plate of leafy greens like kale, spinach, rocket, lettuce, collards, swiss chards amongst others provides your body with the required fiber while instantly filling you up with the desired amount of calories and carbohydrates. It is a great way of increasing the volume of the meals without enhancing the calories. Leafy greens are extremely high in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. They also contain calcium that is known to aid fat burning in the body, leading them to be counted as one of the efficient weight loss foods [3]. And these are readily available in the market which make green veggies the apt weight loss foods for Indians. 

3. Salmon

Consuming oily fish like salmon is extremely healthy for losing weight. It also comes under foods that are filling yet that offer relatively fewer calories. Salmon has a truckload of proteins, healthy fats and other vital nutrients. It is also a good source of iodine. People who are suffering from Thyroid may highly benefit from this rich source of iodine since thyroid gland is responsible for the metabolism of the human body [4]. Salmon is also a great source of Omega-3 fatty acids, that help reducing inflammation and thus obesity in a human body, thus acting as a weight loss food. Indian Salmons are quite popular and they are the Rawas. So go ahead enjoy a meal with the goodness of these Rawas!

4. Chicken Breasts

Chicken Breast makes good weight loss food
Chicken Breast makes good weight loss food

Though meat has been always blamed for bringing in bad health and obesity in the human body, recent studies show that unprocessed meat is actually good for losing weight, especially chicken breast, which is considered a great weight loss food [5]. In actuality, meat is a quite weight loss friendly because it is high in protein. Eating a high protein diet can make you actually burn 80-100 calories per day. Therefore, chicken breasts can be a favourite weight loss foods for Indians who are non-vegetarian. 

5. Boiled Potatoes

If you think we are just concerned about the weight loss foods for Indians who are the meat lovers, here’s a lovable food for the veg eaters. Potatoes somehow are thought of as a fattening agent but ironically boiled potatoes have properties that go with good health as well as weight loss and serve as a weight loss food. Boiled potatoes contain all the nutrients our body needs. History has witnessed people who have survived on nothing but potatoes for a long period of time. Potatoes are high in potassium, which plays a major role in blood pressure control. Potatoes are also filling in nature due to which, after eating them, you will not want to eat anything else for a long period of time [6].

6. Soups

Meals with low energy density make people eat fewer calories. Such low energy density foods are soups, vegetables and fruits. Some studies even show that eating a food in the form of a soup instead of its solid form satisfies hunger too soon as compared to the solid form, hence leading to consumption of fewer calories, thus categorizing it as one of the weight loss foods. Indians even have the liberty to twist the soups with our own spices and herbs which I call as tadka! So go ahead explore the varieties of soups you can prepare by playing around with varied ingredients and adjusting the taste to your choice.

7. Avocados

A type of fruit, avocados are known to be a great weight loss food. Other than being high in carbs, they are also packed with healthy fats. They are also high in monounsaturated oleic acid, which is also found in olive oil. They taste great in salads or even as a spread. They also a powerhouse of important nutrients like fiber and potassium [7].

8. Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar weight loss
ACV is an amazing weight loss food

Apple Cider Vinegar has recently picked up as a weight loss food and is said to be marvellous at its job. It can be used as dressings or vinaigrettes. Many a times, people just add a bit of honey and apple cider vinegar to lukewarm water and drink it for weight loss.

9. Chia Seeds

Chia seeds are extremely healthy and one of the best sources of fiber in the world. Chia seeds are also known to reduce appetite thus reducing intake of calories which naturally accelerates weight loss making this also a super weight loss food.

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