For those already in the know, vegetables has become a constant on their menu.
And the search for more and more healthy vegetables has become a never ending journey.
With today’s post we shall be making a list of vegetables that are good for your weight loss efforts.
These particular Nigerian vegetables for weight loss are exactly what you need when thinking of an organic way to diet.
So tag along.
Broccoli contains low calories and fat and is also high in vitamins, minerals and dietary fibres.
It is also full of water which together with its fire content can help you stay full.
It also houses sulforaphane which is a phytonutrient that helps the body increases its testosterone levels which in turn fights against the storage of body fat.
Onion is a rich source of quercetin, a type of antioxidant flavonoid that helps in boosting metabolism of fats. It helps in activating enzymes essential for breaking down fats.
Moreover, the anti-inflammatory property of quercetin helps in suppressing production of pro-inflammatory chemicals that stimulate growth of the fat tissues.
It can also help regulate glucose levels.
Both hot and sweet peppers contain substances that have been shown to increase the body’s heat production and oxygen consumption for about 20 minutes after eating. This is great news; it means your body is burning extra calories , which helps weight loss.
A study has shown that taking thylakoids reinforces the body’s production of satiety hormones and suppresses hedonic hunger, which leads to better appetite control, healthier eating habits and increased weight loss.
And guess what? Spinach contains this green leaf membranes called thylakoids that can boost weight loss by 43%, curbing food cravings by 95%.
Potatoes top the satiety index (a measure of how full people feel after eating certain foods) as the number-one filling food.
Potato is a complex carbohydrate which is filled with resistant starch. Which is able to resist digestion and by so doing promote fat oxidation and reduces abdominal fat.
The Nigerian vegetables for weight loss now being mentioned can be bought locally and are easy to come across, thanks to our Hausa brothers from the North.
Its nutrients value aside, a 100 g of cucumber contains just 16 calories and lots of water.
The whole idea is to get filled up. Which can help rev your metabolism and also help keep you sated for a longer while.
In case you don’t know, beans is also part of the vegetable group and there are good for weight loss.
Beans would give you the fiber and protein punch that your body needs to stay lean.
Like beans carrots are vegetables and they can be the healthy alternative you need when it comes to snacks.
Instead of feasting on cakes in between meals why not make carrots the substitutes, which would help with your weight loss issues.
Carrots are fat-free snacking with water and fiber to go with it.
Celery is very low in calories and is full of water and fiber to leave your stomach feeling full.
Celery contains about 2 grams of fiber per cup. And it is 95 percent water by weight.
Mushrooms are low in calories, fairly high in protein and can provide a good source of fiber and many nutrients.
A serving of 100 grams of mushrooms provides under 50 calories, less than 1 gram of fat, only 7 grams of carbohydrate, about 4 grams of fiber and about 1.5 grams of protein.
11. Leafy Greens
Popular among leafy greens are kale, spinach, collards, swiss chards and even though I have already made mention if you spinach, leafy greens in general are good for weight loss regimes.
They are low in both calories and carbohydrates, but loaded with fiber. And are therefore a great way to increase the volume of your meals, without increasing the calories.
And there you have it. 11 Nigerian vegetables for weight loss that can do your weight loss diet plan some serious good.