"Turmeric" is considered the star of all spices and is one of the best and safest spices for all ages.
"Eating potatoes that have been cooked and then cooled (think potato salad) along with cooked beans.
"avocados are delicious and nutritious," says Jessica Mazzucco, certified fitness trainer and founder of The Glute Recruit.
"Legumes such as beans, lentils, chickpeas and dry peas are rich in protein, vitamins and dietary fiber," says Punjabi-Gupta.
"Cherries are low in calories, meaning that one cup of cherries is less than 100 calories.
"This may come as a surprise to see on a list of weight loss foods but clean sources of protein are needed for weight loss," says Mazzucco.
"Both peanut and almond butter have been shown to reduce the incidence of metabolic syndrome.
"It is a key ingredient in many Indian spice blends. It is sweet and astringent in taste and has a cooling potency (virya).
"It will be nearly impossible to lose weight when you do not consume enough clean water every day.