List Of Indian Foods For Fast Weight Loss
If you are wondering that you have to spend a lot of money on exotic weight loss foods then let me tell you that you are wrong. Weight loss foods are found normally in most Indian kitchens! Here is a list of Indian foods for fast weight loss.
You can either have these foods as such or you can combine them in your meal.
Easily available and every Indian’s favourite dal- the moong dal is a great weight loss food. It is rich in vitamins, minerals and fibre. It fills you up and is good option if you are on a low carb diet. It also helps in curbing cravings. Apart for helping in weight loss, moong dal benefits the immune system and the metabolism.
Green moong dal can be sprouted and enjoyed with a dash of lemon juice and chat masala.
Walnuts score above almonds, peanus, pecans, pistachios and all other nuts! Walnuts are known to have twice the amount of antioxidants when compared to any other nut. Though walnuts are a weight loss food, they are high in calories and need to be eaten in moderation for this reason.
These can be included in your salad bowl or can be had as a mini snack.
Spinach is a green leafy veggie that is rich in minerals and vitamins K and A. It also has fibre and antioxidants in it. One cup of spinach has merely 10 calories!!! Along with being a great weight loss food, it cleans the digestive tract and alleviates constipation.
There are several ways in which you can include spinach in your diet. There is no dearth of Indian spinach recipes.
Bitter gourd is bitter 😛 but it is an effective veggie for weight loss. It has insulin like properties too that helps in lowering blood sugar levels. The bitterness can be reduced by keeping it in salt water or by applying salt on it and keeping it aside. It can be clubbed with lean protein like chicken and fish or used in stews.
Almonds are known to prevent blood sugar levels from rising too high. Blood sugar spikes are not good for health. Almonds are weight loss foods rich in essential nutrients such as protein, vitamin E, folic acid, monosaturated fats. They work well as healthy snacks when you are on the go or are running short of time.
This veggie which is actually a flower is a favourite amongst dieters and low carbers as it is low in calories but high in fibre. It has the ability to chuck out toxic waste from our body. This veggie can be used in various forms in a stir fry, soup and can also be eaten with rice and rotis.
This spice is helpful in weight loss. Consuming even half a teaspoon a day can help in controlling blood sugar and prevents insulin spike post meals. Increase in insulin can make your body store fat instead of burning it. It also improves blood circulation. You can include it in your diet in the form of a tea. Read about cinnamon tea here. It can be added to your food as a condiment.
It is turmeric all the way in Indian kitchens!!! Name a dish and you will have turmeric in it! It aids digestions and helps in weight loss. A compound found in turmeric keeps a check on fatty tissues. Including turmeric in your daily diet can help you in your weight loss journey in the long run.
Radish is a good weight loss food. It low in calories and carbs. It has electrolytes, vitamins, minerals and fibre in it. It has compounds that act as antioxidants. Certain compounds in it have detoxifying properties. You can have radish as a part of your salad.
Garlic is a household name and is used as a seasoning in a lot of Indian dishes. Garlic contains a compound that helps in reducing high cholesterol, blood sugar and insulin levels. To top it all, garlic is a fantastic appetite controller!! All these things make it apt for making weight loss possible.
Olive oil is considered to be a very healthy fat. It satiates you and controls appetite. It also contains antioxidants that prevent free radical damage. Just drizzle some olive oil in your salad as a dressing. You can even use it for cooking Indian dishes.
Cabbage being low in calories and carbs is a perfect food for dieters. It helps in weight loss and helps in detoxification. It is generally good for overall health. You can have it as a soup or as a side dish with rotis.
Eggs are a wonder food. They are a great source of protein and other essential nutrients. They are filing and help in weight loss. They are so very versatile that they can be added to anything in any form. Enjoy it boiled, scrambled, fried or as an omelette.
Flax seeds help in weight loss because they are low in carbs and high in omega 3 fatty acids. When taken along with any meal it helps in making you feel satiated. It can be sprinkled on to salads and soups and consumed with curd. Tarun had reviewed roasted flax seeds that tasted just like namkeen. You can read about them here.