5 healthy Indian snacks to eat when trying to lose weight | Photo Credit: ThinkstockNew Delhi: Snacking can be an effective tool for weight loss as it helps keep you from overly hungry in between meals, which can lead to overeating at your next meal. Perhaps, snacks can an important part of a healthy eating pattern. In fact, eating something every few hours keep your metabolism strong and healthy.
Having some healthy snack options on hand can be helpful especially when you get too busy to prepare and eat a healthy meal. Here are five delicious and healthy Indian snack recipes that will boost your weight loss and fight that stubborn belly fat.
Research has shown that eating nuts - walnuts, almonds, peanuts, pistachios - can help you shed those extra pounds. Nuts are packed full of protein and fibre, healthy fats and various essential nutrients that promote a healthy weight and overall health. Read - Healthy snack options for type 2 diabetes: 5 best nuts for blood sugar control and weight reduction
Roasted paneer with flax seeds
This is another healthy snack option for people trying to slim down. While paneer is high in protein that curbs hunger and helps build muscle mass, flax seeds are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which may help lose inches and burn belly fat.
Chickpeas, or chana in Hindi, are high in several vitamins and minerals. They are a rich source of protein and fibre that may help keep your appetite under control. Chickpeas contain several properties that can help manage blood sugar levels and increase weight loss.
Sweet potato chaat
Sweet potato contains several vitamins and minerals that are beneficial for your health. They are also an excellent source of dietary fibre, which increases satiety and is effective at reducing body weight. Sweet potatoes are packed full of slowly digested carbohydrates for sustained energy, they are also slightly lower on the glycemic index than white potatoes.
A fruit plate
If you love berries, apples, and pears, take heart! Fruit contains natural substances - such as vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fibre, and prebiotics - that protect you from chronic diseases and help you shed the pounds. There are many reasons why you should make fruit a daily staple in your diet. Studies have found that individuals, including overweight and obese adults, who ate more fruit had more weight loss than those who didn’t.
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