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Best Indian Foods for Weight Loss

By Devina Bangotra  on: 22 June 2018
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Hey Readers! How are you doing? Feeling Healthier and Happier? Today our topic is Best Indian Foods for Weight Loss. Let’s proceed

  1. Cucumber: It is rich is fiber and water content. Thus, it fills you up and the water content in cucumber keep you hydrated. The fiber keeps you full and add bulk which is helpful in clearing constipation. Cucumber is also very good in detox and it is rich in minerals essential for the body. Since cucumber is very low in calories, it also helps in weight-loss. It also has a cooling effect on body. Some bodies are intrinsically have tendency to be warm from inside which causes heartburn or gastritis but  the cooling nature of cucumber balance the heat in the body and curbs down the digestion issues

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  1. Coriander Seeds: Coriander seeds have multi factorial usage in weight-loss Diet.  It has a diuretic effect; hence it helps in water retention problem in people with thyroid.  A lot of people feel swelling during winters in their legs because of thyroid. The coriander seed water helps in getting rid of the swelling. Coriander seeds are also great in inceasing metabolism. Coriander seeds also have anti diabetic effect. They regulate the blood sugar level and help in maintenance of insulin levels in the body. Coriander seeds also help in irritable bowel syndrome as they ease out the discomfort of stomach and ease off bloating. Coriander seeds are also very good in decreasing hypertension as they are diuretic in nature and balance sodium and potassium levels in body.

 

  1. Buttermilk/ Chaach : It is very tasty and easily available option in India to keep yourself hydrated in Indian summer. It also increases metabolism.  It has enough proteins, carbohydrates and minimum fat which make it an essential drink. It also helps in keeping your guy cool hence curbing gastritis and acidity. It is also very low in calories but has high satiety content.  It is also rich in calcium. It works as digestive with some additives such as cumin and carom seeds. It helps in digestion of fat heavy meals in the body. It is rich in riboflavin which is helpful in digestion and conversion of food to energy. Riboflavin has anti oxidants which help in detoxification of liver.

 

  1. Spinach: It is the most commonly available weight loss food in Indian. It is full of iron, magnesium, copper and zinc. It is wonderful source of fiber and aid in weight-loss. It can also be used in smoothies in raw form. As a soup it is very beneficial in maintaining the electrolyte balance in the body.

 

  1. Carom seeds: Carom seeds or Ajwain seeds are great in weight-loss.  They help in bloating and digestive issues. They have a cooling effect on gut hence they keep gastritis and abdominal discomfort at bay. They are also good in regulating appetite.  They are rich in calcium, riboflavin, thiamin, phosphorus and iron.

 

  1. Bottle gourd: Lauki or bottle gourd is available throughout the year in India. It has a very important role in weight loss programs. It is 96% water, hence it keeps the body hydrated. It can be eaten in many forms such juices, subji and raita etc. It is full of essential minerals and it is low on carbohydrates. It is very light on digestion which makes is ideal for consumption at night. The juice of lauki suppresses appetite. It is best to drink it in morning. It helps in constipation and digestion issues. It has a cooling effect on gut. It flushes out toxins from liver and works as inexpensive detox agent.

 

  1. Cabbage: Cabbage is low in calories and high in fiber.  That is why it is an excellent weight loss food.  A cabbage should be washed and blanched before you consume it. Cabbage has many health benefits such as it clears constipation and aids in digestion. It can be used in soups and in salads. It is a rich source of vitamin c and can be fermented to increase the health benefits.

 

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