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Healthy Foods to Lose Weight

Parashar Joshi Sep 30, 2018
It is never too late to incorporate healthy food items in your diet in order to aid weight loss. We provide a list of healthy alternatives to include in your everyday diet.
Losing weight has become a worldwide phenomenon, no thanks to our hectic and sedentary lifestyles which really help us pile on the pounds. Therefore, to make life easier for those seeking doable alternatives for weight loss, we present a concise and to-the-point list of healthy foods that can be consumed to lose weight.
When you're aiming to shed some weight, selecting non-fatty, low calorie foods is important―but so is fulfilling the nutritional requirements of your body. Not being able to achieve a healthy balance between these two can prove to be harmful for your health. This is an important aspect of weight loss and has been considered while compiling this list.


Fruits play an important role in aiding weight loss as they contain a high amount of fiber which gives a feeling of fullness without the added burden of extra calories.
Some fruits known to assist weight loss are:
  • Grape
  • Apple
  • Orange
  • Sweet lime
  • Watermelon
  • Papaya
  • Guava
  • Pineapple
  • Peach


Vegetables too, contain a number of nutrients in addition to fiber, which will help you lose weight and stay healthy. Here is some information on a vegetable diet suitable for weight loss.
Here are some vegetables which suitable for weight loss:
  • Green vegetables such as spinach and broccoli
  • Green peas
  • Beans
  • Lentils
  • Sprouts and pulses
  • Cucumber and tomato
  • Cabbage, cauliflower, carrot, beetroot, etc.
  • Pumpkin
  • Corn
  • Turnip
  • Radish

Dairy and Poultry

Poultry and dairy products for losing weight in a healthy way are:
  • Egg whites
  • Low-fat dairy products
  • Fish
  • Chicken
  • Crabs, lobsters, and shrimp
  • Low-fat yogurt

Other Foods

  • Fresh citrus fruit juices
  • Whole wheat bread
  • Brown rice
  • Green tea and herbal tea
  • Whole wheat pasta (without cheese)
  • Soybean and tofu
  • Popcorn
This was a generic list of low-to-medium calorie healthy foods for weight loss. At the same time, one should not forget certain high fiber foods such as avocados, pears, oatmeal, cereals, strawberries, grapefruit, mushrooms, Brussels sprouts, barley, etc.

Calorie Content

Here are some food items along with their calorie content:
  • One apple (medium) - 80
  • One raw tomato (medium) - 25
  • One baked potato (medium, with skin) - 160
  • Five raw mushrooms (medium-sized) - 20
  • One cucumber (medium) - 35
  • One banana - 100
  • One cup bean sprouts (raw) - 30
  • One spear broccoli (raw) - 40
  • One cup Brussels sprouts (raw) - 60
  • One cup cabbage (cooked) - 30
  • One egg white - 15
  • One cup macaroni (cooked) - 190
  • Half chicken breast (without skin) - 140
  • Prawns (3 ounces) - 90
  • One cup brown rice (cooked) - 210
  • Half cup fresh strawberries - 25
  • Half cup fresh pineapple - 40
  • One fresh papaya (medium) - 115
  • One cup fresh grapes - 60
  • One cup yogurt (low-fat) - 145
  • One cup oatmeal (cooked) - 145
Remember, eat healthy, and you shall stay slim. Make sure to exercise everyday, and you can achieve the desired results soon.