14 Amazing Nigerian Foods

There are various Nigerian Foods out there that can help you accomplish your fitness goals.

The problem with lots of Nigerians is that they are not plant friendly when it comes to what they consume.


They just don’t take it seriously (that’s what I meant).

That is why they consume too many carbohydrates.

But today we shall be listing some Nigerian weight loss foods that would do your body a mighty good.


1. Beans

It doesn’t matter which kind of beans. The bottom line is that beans is good for you.

It is a plant-based protein source, that comes with lots of fibre and nutrients that promises to keep you full for a long while.


Helping you to eat less.

Beans are often referred to as the poor man’s meat and believe me when I say it is very good for your waistline.

2. Almond Seeds


Almonds seeds would help you feel more full and thus help you eat less.

According to a study when combined with a calorie-restricted diet was able to significantly reduce weight in overweight and obese adults.

According to The Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, it was reported that the abundance of the amino acid L-arginine, can actually help you burn more fat and carbs during workouts.

3. Walnuts


Do you know that Polyunsaturated fats can activate genes that help reduce fat storage and improve insulin metabolism?

And one of the best sources is walnut.

Go for about 13 grams per one-ounce serving and you be on the path to a better belly structure.


4. Oats

You want to lose weight then make oats part of your breakfasts plan. It will keep you full or satisfied longer than any other breakfast cereal.

Oatmeal can help keep you from packing on pounds, according to a new study from the Journal of the American College of Nutrition.


It is filled with resistant starch as well as high levels of fibre that can help reduce belly fat.
5. Apples

Apple contains a different kind of fibre called pectin.

Which is a strong appetite suppressant that would keep you satisfied up to 1 or 2 hours longer than your normal fibre?


Other sources of pectin are pectin are apricots, bananas, cabbage, carrots, legumes, onions, peaches, oranges & grapefruit.

6. Guava

Vitamin C can help fight cortisol which would prevent you from gaining belly fat.

In addition lack of Vitamin C can make it impossible for the body to burn fat.


Guava is high in Vitamin C and enough of it in your system can help you burn 30% more fat when exercising.
7. Green Bananas And Plantain

They contain resistant starch which can help you store less fat as well as burn up to 30% extra fat after meals.

Resistant starch as well as helping you eat less and stay full over a long period of time. It can also improve insulin sensitivity, making sure there is more fat burning going on rather than day storage.


8. Fish

All kinds of fishes are it Cod, Salmon, Tuna or Sardines can regulate Leptin which is a fat-burning hormone that naturally suppresses your appetite. Which in turn can help with weight loss?

9. Boiled Potatoes


Potatoes can help with your satiety level. In fact, boiled potatoes have the highest satiety rating among all foods.

It will help you stay full or satisfied after eating something.
10. Cinnamon

What about Cinnamon and weight loss?


Like the above Nigerian weight loss foods, cinnamon can be bought from our various supermarkets.

What it does, is that it lowers blood sugar levels which in turn halts sugar cravings.
11. Avocados

According to this study, avocado can help you suppress hunger for up to 5 hours or decrease by 40% your desire to eat.
12. Pepper Chilli


One can easily associate its hotness to a higher metabolic rate.

The presence of Capsaicin is what does the magic when it comes to chilli peppers.

It causes the body to release hunger killing hormone known as serotonin.

13. Grass-Fed Beef


Meat can help you lose weight because of its protein and nutrient contents.

Especially CLA which grass-fed beef happens to contain lots of. It is a healthy fat that burns fat.

According to this study, CLA was able to help people lose up to 9% of their body fat without making changes to their diet or exercise programs.
14. Eggs


Eggs are high in protein and healthy fats which can make you feel full with a very low amount of calories.

One study of 30 overweight women was able to show that eating eggs for breakfast, instead of bagels, increased satiety and made them eat less for the next 36 hours.
The above-mentioned foods are all labelled under Nigerian weight loss foods.

You can get them here in Nigeria. There is nothing foreign about them.


These Nigerian weight loss foods can be purchased both at the local markets and the various supermarkets in the country.

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