Apart from exercising, having a balanced diet is equally important for weight loss. Depending on your metabolism level, some food takes a longer time to break down than others. Here is the food that will help you in diet (weight loss friendly food) that are supported by science.
1) Beans and legumes
Beans and legumes tend to be high in protein and fiber. This includes lentils, black beans, kidney beans and some others. They help to build muscle, burn fats, and regulates digestion. However, many Malaysians tend to avoid this in their diet due to the lack of knowledge to incorporate them in their meals, but it’s actually rather simple. Simple look up for recipes online, or if you have any Indian or Hindu friends, feel free to have a chat with them as food like dahl is one of the many dishes which contain lentils or other pulses.
2) Chia seeds
Chia seeds are among the most nutritious food on Earth. Chia seeds is a low-carb friendly food which is high in fiber, calcium, and omega-3s. It helps the body to prevent storing fat and fight against obesity. Incorporate them into your diet by adding them in your smoothie, salad, and even plain water!
3) Leafy greens
There’s a valid reason to why our parents insist us to finish our greens when we were young. Leafy greens included spinach, kale, and a few others have several properties that make them perfect to consume in diet. They are low in both calories and carbohydrates. They help in neutralizing free radical, molecules that accelerate the aging process. Besides, leafy greens are rich in fiber. Consuming leafy greens is one of the great way to avoid constipation without piling on additional calories.
4) Whole grains
Whole grains are rich in fiber and contain a decent amount of protein as well. This includes oat, brown rice, and quinoa. Whole grains help to prevent body from storing fat. Be aware that sometimes food which has a whole grain label are mostly processed junk food that are both harming and fattening.
Salmon is loaded with high protein and, healthy fats and contains all sorts of important nutrients, not to mention that they are also rich in omega-3 fatty acids which aid in reducing inflammation.
Avocados are rich in nutrients and healthy fats. Avocados are also low in carbs and a great source of fiber. They are particularly high in monounsaturated oleic acid, the same type of fat found in olive oil. Simple add them on your toast, salad, or smoothie. You can even eat it on its own!