The role of exercise in weight loss is well-documented. Another requisite for the same is a well-balanced diet. Then comes ‘superfoods’ that are packed with vital nutrients, improve health and aid the weight-loss journey.

In general, superfoods are packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants and provide maximum benefits with minimum calories.

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Here are some superfoods you can include in your diet while trying to lose weight:


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Packed with a variety of essential vitamins and minerals, eggs are one of the best foods to lose weight. It contains protein in high quantity, which induces the feeling of fullness. It’s delicious, versatile and can be eaten in various forms, such as boiled, in the form of omelets, stir-fries, etc.

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A breakfast staple, oats are packed with protein and fibre that help in controlling appetite, resulting in weight loss. Other than oatmeal, oats can be eaten with yogurt, in smoothies, crape, etc.


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Packed with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, tomatoes are great superfoods. Being water-dense makes it a low-calorie food item. It can be eaten in various food in soups, salads, sandwiches or just raw.


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Low in calories and high in fibre, vitamins and iron, spinach is a must-have vegetable while trying to lose those extra kilos. This green leafy vegetable contains thylakoids, a compound that delays fat digestion and reduces hunger. It can be eaten in soup, salad and curry.


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High in antioxidants and vitamins, it’s often advised to eat apples throughout the year. They can be eaten raw, or with peanut butter or a dip. 

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Packed with omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin E and folate, walnuts are believed to reduce hunger, thus beneficial for weight loss. It can be as it is, or you can crush it and add to your salad, yogurt and oatmeal.

Green tea

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Rich in essential antioxidants, green tea definitely features in the diets of those trying to lose weight. It boosts metabolism and improves overall health. You can either enjoy a brewed cup of tea as it is or add lemon and honey for that zing.


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A dairy product, yogurt is rich in calcium. It also contains vitamin B12 and riboflavin. It also contains protein that aids weight loss.

You can eat it as it is or add fruits to eat. You can also make a dip out of eat and eat it with other food items.