5 superfoods that will not only help you lose weight but also keep diseases at bay | Photo Credit: Thinkstock
These foods have qualities that will not only help you lose weight but also keep other diseases away. Here are some of the incredible benefits of having 5 superfoods.
New Delhi: “You are what you eat” is a saying everyone has heard and everyone knows, and most also know that it is true. What you eat has a lot of impact on your overall health, and especially your weight. When you eat healthily, your skin glows, your hair is stronger, your body is light and your body systems work efficiently. However, when you do not eat healthily, your body may feel bloated, your skin dull, your hair weak, and you might always feel drowsy and fatigued. An unhealthy diet not only adds calories to the body but also slows down metabolism and digestion, making the body gain weight.
While all healthy foods can contribute to weight loss in one way or the other, there are some of them that can help even more. These superfoods have qualities that will not only help you lose weight but also keep other diseases like diabetes and hypertension away that stem from unhealthy eating. These foods may also help in detoxing your body as they are filled with antioxidants, are light on the stomach and also keep the metabolism fast.
Raw bananas are eaten extensively all around India and are made as curries, as fillings for parathas and what not. They help improve digestion and are rich in vitamin A, C, B6, potassium among other nutrients. They are great for your heart's health and are also a mood-boosting food. Raw bananas can help you shed the pounds by keeping your digestion healthy and keeping bloating away. One very popular way of eating raw bananas is slicing them as chips and baking them (and not frying).
Jamun is available with every fruit vendor, especially in India, and are a superfood as they help in controlling blood sugar, Jamun aids digestion keeps the liver and the heart healthy. Jamun is also extremely fibrous and therefore can help in weight loss.
Yam beans, also known as jicama, shankhalu, and mishrikand, are a superfood in the sense that this vegetable can cover almost 40% of your daily vitamin C requirement. Vitamin C is important for healthy skin. This food item is also extremely fibrous and therefore keeps a check on the blood sugar and helps aid digestion for weight loss.
The summer season in North India is really hot, and therefore it is important to keep yourself hydrated. Hydration ensures that all your body functions are performed properly and you do not suffer from problems like indigestion and bloating, which may lead to weight loss. Bottle gourd is one vegetable that contains water and should be incorporated in your diet. This vegetable is also extremely healthy and light and therefore will aid weight loss.
Another versatile vegetable and filled with water, cucumbers are great to add to salads and curd to make them delicious and full of nutrition. Cucumbers can also act as standalone snack items. They are rich in water and nutrients, will keep you fuller for longer and hence help in weight loss. The high fibre content also helps in the weight loss process.
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