10 Wonder Items from Your Kitchen to Help in Weight Loss

By | January 17, 2016

Losing weight is tough. Exercises, diets, good sleep and what not. Well, while we can’t deny that weight loss is indeed a combination of all these factors, we can at least make your weight loss goal a little easier to achieve. At least on the diet front.

Do you know that your kitchen is a treasure trove of weight loss foods? A few of these foods can be eaten raw, others need to be cooked. Here is the list.

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  1. Moong Dal: Packed with nutrients like Vitamin A, B, C and E, calcium, minerals and iron, you can eat a bowl of moong dal in lunch or dinner. It is full of fibre, hence even a small serving will fill your stomach soon and make you eat less further.
  1. Walnuts: Walnuts are rich in antioxidants. They taste great and also low in cholesterol. But, don’t eat more than 2-3 walnuts a day as they are high in calorie. Munch them as mid-morning or in-between meal snacks.
  1. Spinach: This vegetable is rich in fiber, minerals, antioxidants, water content and many more nutrients. Toss spinach in your salad or cook it in a low oil gravy to keep your hunger satiated for a longer time.

Green Veggies for weightloss

  1. Beet-root: Having a glass of beet-root juice will act as an instant energy booster and stamina, especially after a heavy workout. Beetroot is low in calories, just 50 calories a cup! Being rich in fibre, it also keeps your stomach full for long hours.
  1. Almonds: Almonds are full of vitamin A, folic acid, fibers and While they aren’t a low calorie food, they make a great on-the go snack. So, when you are travelling and looking for a healthy snack, just pop-in 3-4 almonds into your mouth but not more than that!
  1. Apple: Having an apple before having a meal makes one eat less amount of food which in turn makes you eat less calories. It is considered to be one of the best weight loss foods.

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  1. Cauliflower: This veggie has nil fat content and high fibre. It also has folate and Vitamin C which help in burning body fat faster. But, don’t overcook the cauliflower or else it will lose its nutrients.
  1. Turmeric: It is one of the best weight loss spices that Indian kitchens have. It not only adds colour to your food, but also to your look! It contains curcumin, which is a phenol and helps in keeping fatty tissues at a distance and aid in slimming. Use a pinch of turmeric in your dishes, salads or a glass of milk.
  1. Millets: Include millets like ragi, bajra and jowar in your diet. They increase secretion of bile to further burn extra calories.
  1. Garlic: Garlic has zero calories and curbs your appetite. Further, it also helps in burning fat deposits. Eat them raw or cooked, as you like.

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So, what are you ‘weight’ing for? Head to your kitchen now.

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