Best Weight Loss Foods

1. Mushrooms

Research states that mushroom-based entrees satiate hunger just as well as beef entrees but at a fraction of the calories the later gives. Another study, conducted by the Department of Nutrition Science at the University of Buffalo, reveals that Portobello mushrooms can help promote weight loss by regulating glucose levels. Mushroom had medicinal properties was well known. Now its weight-loss abilities are also coming into light; more reasons why you should throw in an extra handful or two of mushrooms in your grocery bag from now onwards.

2. Eggs

Eating eggs in breakfast is a healthy way to start a day, according to a research. In the study, participants who ate eggs for breakfast lost more weight than those who had a bagel. The calorie intake of both the groups was the same.

3. Apples

An apple a day keeps the doctor away (or so goes the proverbial saying), but does it also keep those extra pounds away as well? Yes, according to a recent study, apples are rich in a certain non-digestible compound that restores microbial balance in the gut, reducing chronic inflammation (linked to obesity) and boosting a feeling of fullness. Beat illness and obesity—eat an apple a day.

4. Nuts

Conventional wisdom says you shouldn’t have nuts if weight loss is your aim, for they are high in calories and fat. However, modern nutritionists believe a handful of nuts daily promote weight loss and health. Not all fats are bad and the fat in nuts is monounsaturated, which is a good fat. Nuts are an extremely good source of protein and fiber, two ingredients that promote weight loss.

5. Soup

Starting a meal with a serving of vegetable soup means you’ll consume fewer calories over the course of your meal. This fact was revealed by a research that appeared in the journal Appetite. Participants who had a bowl of vegetable soup before their meals consumed twenty percent fewer calories.

6. Peaches

Peaches are low-calorie food, and so are recommended to all those who want a slimmer waistline. A six-ounce peach contains about sixty calories and makes for a perfect snack. The next time hunger comes calling in-between meal times, reach out for a peach instead of a brownie (227 calories) or potato chips (152 per ounce).

7. Oatmeal

Eating slow-release carbohydrates, like oatmeal, in breakfast three hours before hitting the gym may help you shed some more extra fat. Slow-release carbohydrates don’t increase blood sugar level as much as refined carbs, like white toast. A lower spike in blood sugar means a lower spike in insulin levels. As the body stores more fat and releases less of it when insulin levels are high, lower insulin level may help burn more fat.

8. Beans

Beans are extremely rich in protein. They are also a good source of fiber and slow to digest. So you stay full for a longer time after eating a serving, which in turn may help bring your daily calorie intake down.

9. Pureed Vegetables

Adding pureed vegetables to your diet can help you have the best of both worlds: you can eat your “cheat foods” but still cut back on the calories. Researchers added pureed zucchini and cauliflower to mac and cheese, making the dish 250-300 calories lighter, but the participants relished the serving just as much.

10. Avocados

Avocados not only lower cholesterol, but can also quiet hunger, according to research. Oleic acid, which is found in Avocados, is believed to quell hunger pangs. Eat a half or quarter of this fruit daily and watch your waist slimming down. Avocados are also a good source of fiber and protein.