best african foods for weight loss
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Best African Foods For
You always find various diet plans and foods from
around that help you lose weight. But, have you ever
heard of any diet plans or foods related to Africa that
actually help you lose weight and maintain a healthy
Although underrated and pretty undiscovered, African
foods and diet plans are extremely beneficial and
healthy, and as an African Dietitian myself, I highly
recommend you try these foods in your diet plan. Here
are a few things you can try
PlantainThese are lesser sweet, big and yet starchy
fruits that belong to the banana family. Just like
bananas, plantains are amazing source of
resistant starch, and can be eaten whether its
ripe or unripe.
I recommend roasting, baking or boiling, and
pairing it with leafy green vegetable such as
spinach and collard greens, for a fiber rich and
SalmonSalmon is rich in monounsaturated and
polyunsaturated fatty acids, which could help
speed up weight loss: a recent report found that
members who ate more MUFAs lost an
average of 9 pounds, while the individuals who
ate an essentially low-fat diet picked up an
average of 6 pounds.
Salmon is also rich in omega 3 fatty acids,
which is helpful for reducing inflammation in the
body and protecting against heart disease.
OrangeOranges are low in calories and contain a lot of
fiber, helping you to feel full for a longer
duration of time.
You can try different kinds of oranges like blood
oranges, and caracara oranges. Each variety
is equally delicious and packed with disease
fighting antioxidant vitamin C.
Chili Pepper Chili pepper contains a sort of chemical
compound called capsaicin and that actually
can increase your bodys ability to burn fat (as
much as 90 extra calories following a meal).
You can add it to many kinds of foods like;
omelets, moimoi, jollof rice, pepper soup etc.
The best part is that it increases the taste of the
food and enhances flavors.