Top 10 Healthy Nigerian Weight Loss Foods

By Collins Nwokolo Monday, 15 May 2017
Nigerian weight loss diet

Losing weight can be a challenge for many people. But to successfully lose weight fast you need a combination of a good weight loss diet and a consistent exercise routine. A good weight loss diet will help you lose weight easily and successfully. However, finding a good weight loss diet is not easy, especially when you have little knowledge about the calories they contain.
Many Nigerians who are wondering how to lose weight fast should know the common Nigerian weight loss foods that are available around them. Weight loss foods are foods that boost your metabolism, contain moderate amount of calories and aid you burn fat.
So, today you'll learn about 10 Nigerian weight loss foods that will help you lose weight.


 

10. Brown Rice

 Nigerian Weight Loss Foods

Brown rice or ofada rice is an unpolished, natural rice. It is much more healthier than white  or foreign rice and also an effective Nigerian meal for weight loss. Why? First of all it contains more dietary fiber than any other rice. Fibers helps digestion and boost your metabolism.
Additionally, brown rice also has few calories. You can't go on weight loss diet without consuming carbohydrates. That's why brown rice is the perfect carbohydrate to include in your weight loss diet.



 Nigerian Weight Loss Foods

9.  Moin Moin

Moin Moin or bean puddle is a healthy Nigerian snack that can also serve as a food or appetizer. Moin Moin is great for weight loss. It is made up of beans and other assorted spices like eggs, or fish which are all great weight loss foods. It is highly proteinous and can easily fill up your stomach.


 Nigerian Weight Loss Foods

8.  Garlic

Garlic might have a  strong odor but it is equally a powerful weight loss food. Garlic is a one the healthiest foods on the planet. I
Garlic might hat is a very strong anti-oxidant, cleanses the gut and rids the body of toxins. Also, eating a few cloves of raw garlic every day can help you burn belly fat.  You can easily add garlic to your meal to reap its benefits.


7. Boiled Potatoes

Potatoes is another perfect food for weight loss. It contains so many nutrients, especially potassium which many people lack. Potatoes where also found to have the highest Satiety index. This simply means is that when you eat white, boiled potatoes, you will naturally feel full and eat less of other foods instead, isn't that great!.



 Nigerian Weight Loss Foods

6. Fruits

There are many fruits you can eat for weight loss. And a lot of healthy Nigerian fruits are readily available.
Watermelon is great fruit for weight loss, it contains few calories and is especially good for reducing belly fat.
Grapefruits can also cause significant weight loss in the body. Other fruits for weight loss include, banana, African mango, apple lemon etc.



5. Nuts

Consuming nuts can help you lose weight. Admittedly, nuts contain fat but a healthy amount of fat.
They also contain balanced amounts of protein and fiber. Healthy nuts you can eat are peanut, cashew nuts and walnuts. Nuts can boost your metabolism thus inducing weight loss. You can eat these healthy nuts as a snacks. But be careful to eat in moderation.


4. Ewedu Soup

In my post, where I wrote the top Nigerian soups and their health benefits. I mentioned that ewedu or ogbono soup was the Nigerian soup with the lowest calories. Ogbono seeds aid in weight loss. And it also contains jute and saluyot leaves that are packed with dietary fibers. It also other amazing health benefits.
Consume more of this soup to effectively lose weight.



 Nigerian Weight Loss Foods

3. Sea foods

Sea foods are foods that are gotten from aquatic animals.  Studies have shown that consuming seafoods can help you lose weight effectively. They are rich in proteins, healthy fats and other essential nutrients.
One important nutrient you can get from consuming sea foods is iodine. Iodine is needed by the thyroid gland to produce thyroid hormone which is involved in aiding metabolic health.
Some healthy sea foods you can eat are sardines, crabs, cray fish, salmon and fish.




2. Leafy Green vegetables

Consuming leafy green vegetables is another fantastic food that will help you lose weight. There are 2 reasons why. First, they are very low in calories and second they are extremely rich in fiber. In fact, you can add enough leafy vegetables to your meal and increase the size of your food, but still take in few calories. It also has fat burning properties. There are many popular Nigerian leafy vegetables you can incorporate into your weight loss diet plan.


 Nigerian Weight Loss Foods

1. Beans

Beans is ultimate naija food for weight loss, and there are 3 reasons. First is that it is readily available, cheap and easily prepared in so many varieties. Second, it is excessively rich in protein and has very little calorie content. Third, it builds muscles, so if are looking to burn fat and gain muscles, beans should be involved. Eat enough beans and legumes at least 3 times a week to lose weight.


Truly, losing weight is not easy, but you can achieve it if you are persistent, consistent and resilient. Eat healthy, exercise regularly and you might lose weight like rick ross did. Thanks for reading.

Originally written by Nwokolo Collins
Nwokolo Collins

Hi, My name is Nwokolo Collins, I am a passionate health enthusiast, I write amazing health articles with sufficient humour.

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