Maintaining a healthy lifestyle might seem daunting to some people. This regime requires dedication and a lot of self-control. Many seem to think that skipping food can lead to faster weight-loss, without realising that this notion only leads to weakness and various health-related problems. You might feel happy for a short period of time with the results. But in the long run this kind of routine will surely lead to problems and possible weight-gain! Instead of missing out on food completely, you should try to look for healthy diets which are good for the body. A strong metabolism can also contribute to stimulating the process of weight loss journey. This will only happen if the body is consuming the right amount of calories. “Good metabolism is very essential for shedding off those extra kilos from our body”, says Ekta Sood, Nutritionist and Diet coach, and founder at Diet Dazzle. A boost in the metabolism process can be further enhanced by eating "food items which are extremely nutritious, delicious and satiates your hunger for a longer period of time", Ekta adds.

Dry fruits can be a great addition to fasten the process. They are "loaded with good fats and fibre which will help you to feel satiated while keeping your cravings away”, says Nutritionist Reema Kinjalkar.

These superfoods will keep you nourished and energized with its essential minerals and vitamins while burning the fat naturally. Here are some of the dry fruits that you can add in your diet. 

1. Almonds

Almonds have an excellent source of protein and fibre other than Vitamin E. This low-carb dry fruit can become a great option to munch on post-workout, as it will help to build muscles as well as improve the metabolism.

2. Pistachios

These green nuts are packed with several vital nutrients including fibre and magnesium. Consuming pistachios in moderation can keep your tummy satiated. Moreover, the nutrients will slow down the process of digestion to provide sufficient energy to the body, which will help you to curb hunger, for an extended period of time.

3. Cashews

Contrary to popular beliefs, cashews are actually good for weight loss (if consumed in moderation). The presence of healthy fats can help to increase the process of metabolism. Additionally, this creamy dry fruit is blessed with magnesium which helps to break down the carbohydrates that may further help to shed some pounds.

4. Hazelnut

The healthy fats and high fiber content in hazelnuts can provide your body with the necessary nutrients. This naturally makes it the perfect superfood for an effective weight loss diet. They are also tasty to munch on and can keep you far from high-calorie snacks with its fullness.

5. Walnuts

Walnuts are enriched with omega-3 fatty acids and unsaturated fats. These nutrients help in maintaining a healthy heart. They also have the ability to suppress hunger without keeping us famished. It’s a great titbit that can be added to your diet if you’re aiming to create a calorie deficit regime.

Disclaimer: Dry fruits provide us with various health benefitting properties. But it is also important to remember that moderation is the key to enjoy the goodness of these superfoods.