Losing weight has been the most sought out objective in everyone’s bucket list currently, thanks to the sedentary lifestyle we are following now. More often than not, we are looking towards making a menu comprising of healthy items and often depend on many foreign products to do so. What we fail to realize is that our own kitchen has ingredients that can aid in our objective of losing weight. Let us take a look at some of the weight loss foods you can find in your kitchen.

1. Moong Dal

yellow split mung dal, moong dal

Enriched with calcium, iron, minerals and potassium, this lentil has abundance of vitamins A, B, C and E. Being a fibre rich food, this is often recommended by dieticians to replace many other fatty counterparts. A small cup of this dal can make you feel a fuller stomach for a longer duration and curb your temptations. It also helps with your metabolism and immunity further strengthening your body towards excess fat.

2. Walnutswalnuts-and-shells

When you compare to any other nut, this simple nut has twice the level of antioxidants, which makes them the ultimate choice for losing weight. It is not only delicious but is also lower in cholesterol.  While these can help with weight loss, one has to limit the intake of walnuts and have it in moderation.

3. Spinachspinach-fb

The secret ingredient of Popeye has many minerals, vitamins and fiber content including magnesium, iron and potassium that can help strengthening your muscles.  A small cup will leave you with a filling stomach and since it cures you of constipation, you can vouch for weight loss with spinach in your diet.  It is also quite helpful in cleansing the tract for digestion from foreign elements letting you feel lighter and strong.

4. Bitter gourd23-reasons-bitter-gourd-is-sweet-medicine-for-your-health

Before you think how bitter this sounds, there are many ways to cook it deliciously. When you include this in your meal, your intake will automatically reduce which will further enhance the process of weight loss. With insulin like properties, this vegetable is highly recommended as a measure to keep the blood sugars in check. It can also help treating many other blood disorders like itching, boils, psoriasis, etc.

5. Beetroottop-15-benefits-and-uses-of-beetroot-for-skin-hair-and-health

The juice of this vegetable can improve your stamina, helping you to work for a longer period of time physically. It helps improve muscle endurance so working out an hour more will never feel like a burden.  It is a natural detoxifier and is rich in fiber, potassium and folic acid. It helps improve your exercise timings, which will further help in reducing more weight.

6. Almonds

Another commonly found nut in Indian kitchens, this helps in regulating your sugar levels and is also rich in folic acid, fiber and Vitamin E. They are an excellent substitute to munch away when you feel the need to eat something crispy and crunchy in between your meal times. And they are a healthier version too.

Apart from the above, there are many more items in an Indian Kitchen like Cinnamon, Turmeric, etc., which while supporting weight loss also helps you to maintain good health.