Weight Loss Foods

Below is a list of weight loss foods that can assist with a weight loss program.

The weight loss foods in the list have all been scientifically proven to be of some benefit for weight loss or/and weight management in some way or another. More detailed information is available on each individual food which can be accessed by clicking on the food title or image.

Almonds for Weight Loss

Almonds for Weight Loss

Nuts are good sources of a number of nutrients, and the health benefits that they provide has prompted recommendations to eat more of them. They are also high in fat and are energy dense, raising questions...Read more...

Apples for Weight Loss

Apples for Weight Loss

Apples  are an excellent source of pectin, a soluble fiber found in some fruits. Pectin containing fruits such as apples are good weight loss foods because they promote satiation (feeling of fullness), regulate the body's use...Read more...

Artichokes for Weight Loss

Artichokes for Weight Loss

Artichokes are good for weight loss as they are low-calorie, nutrient-rich vegetables and an excellent source of fiber. There is strong evidence that dietary fiber intake assists with weight loss. As reported by the USDA, 1...Read more...

Asparagus for Weight Loss

Asparagus for Weight Loss

Asparagus is nutrient rich, low in calories and a good source of dietary fiber, which makes asparagus for weight loss a good choice. Any weight loss program should include the addition of dietary fiber as it...Read more...

Avocados for Weight Loss

Avocados for Weight Loss

Avocados are nutritionally dense, and they are a good source of vitamin K, vitamin C, vitamin B6,   copper and folate. They are a good source of dietary fiber as well, the total dietary fiber content of...Read more...

Beets for Weight Loss

Beets for Weight Loss

Beets for Weight Loss Beetroot or more commonly known as beets contain betaine, which promotes regeneration of liver cells and the metabolism of fat cells. Beet consumption will help to support the liver, bile ducts and gallbladder,...Read more...

Blueberries for Weight Loss

Blueberries for Weight Loss

A study in lab rats shows that a diet enriched with blueberries may help reduce belly fat. The effect is believed to be as a result of high levels of phytochemicals that blueberries have. Phytochemicals are...Read more...

Brown Rice for Weight Loss

Brown Rice for Weight Loss

Brown Rice for Weight Loss Study 1 Replacing white rice with brown rice can have a significant impact on weight loss efforts. Whole-grain foods like brown rice have a low glycemic index, and according to a 2006...Read more...

Cayenne for Weight Loss

Cayenne for Weight Loss

Cayenne for Weight Loss Study 1 Capsaicin found in cayenne and other hot peppers inhibits the formation of fat or fatty tissue by activating AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK). AMPK is an enzyme that plays a role in...Read more...

Cinnamon for Weight Loss

Cinnamon for Weight Loss

How does cinnamon work for weight loss ? Whenever we eat, the body converts digestible carbohydrates into blood glucose (sugar), the bodies primary source of energy. Our blood sugar level will affect how energetic as well...Read more...

Eggs for Weight Loss

Eggs for Weight Loss

Eggs for Weight Loss Study 1 A study published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition determined that an egg the first thing each morning could help with limiting calorie intake throughout the day. The...Read more...

Grapefruit for Weight Loss

Grapefruit for Weight Loss

Grapefruit for Weight Loss Study 1 A 12 week study revealed that obese people that consumed half a fresh grapefruit before a meal for 12 weeks showed significantly greater weight loss as well as improvements in insulin...Read more...

Grapes for Weight Loss

Grapes for Weight Loss

Grapes for Weight Loss Study 1 The resveratrol in grapes has anti-obesity properties. Research in cells as well as animal models has revealed that resveratrol, a compound found in grapes, stimulates the expression of adiponectin, a hormone resulting...Read more...

Green Tea for Weight Loss

Green Tea for Weight Loss

There is some scientific evidence on the benefits of green tea for weight loss. A catechin (phytochemical compound) in green tea called epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) has been found to have thermogenic properties and promotes fat oxidation....Read more...

Ingredient In Olive Oil Helps To Satisfy Hunger

Ingredient In Olive Oil Helps To Satisfy Hunger

A fatty acid which is abundantly found in olive oil as well as other healthful unsaturated fats has an additional benefit, it can help keep the body content for longer in between meals. Research shows that when...Read more...

Oats for Weight Loss

Oats for Weight Loss

Oats for weight loss - a good breakfast choice. An increased intake of whole grains such as rolled oats has been found to decrease weight gain. Studies show that starting your day having a nourishing, fiber rich...Read more...

Pistachios for Weight Loss

Pistachios for Weight Loss

Pistachios for weight loss study 1 Research has found that the fat found in pistachios is probably not entirely absorbed by the human body. The study shows that pistachios could actually contain less calories than originally believed....Read more...

Tangerines for Weight Loss

Tangerines for Weight Loss

A substance has been discovered in tangerines that can help prevent obesity. Researchers studied the effects of Nobiletin, a flavonoid found in tangerines in a mouse model of metabolic syndrome. The mice were fed a diet rich...Read more...