...and binge on these 10 super foods.
Lowdown on how to binge healthy
One of the most common trends with working women nowadays is unhealthy binging on food like chips, crackers, biscuits, and namkeens. These not only contribute in increasing your belly fat but make you lazy and low on energy. Therefore, it is extremely crucial to binge on eatables that not just keep you hydrated but help lower fat levels and are easy on the stomach too. This Women’s Day, Dr Kajal Pandya Yeptho, Head, Department of Dietetics at Medanta, The Medicity, Gurugram, shares her trade secrets on superfoods that working women should binge on during office hours to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Baked potatoes - Baked potatoes are an excellent source of potassium, which can help beat bloat. Since they’ve got filling fibre, they also help you stay fuller, longer.
Seeds - Mineral-packed seeds, especially flax, sunflower and pumpkin, provide lots of immune-boosting zinc and seriously fill you up. The hearty combo of plant-based protein and fibre takes care of those temporary hunger pangs.
Oats - Probiotics introduce useful bacteria to the digestive system. The probiotics in oats feed the good bacteria already living there, helping it proliferate. Oats have high fibre and slow-burn properties, which will keep you satiated for longer.
Berries - Berries are packed with polyphenol antioxidants that help in burning fat and boost workout benefits by improving blood flow to the muscles. For those who have immediate sweet cravings after meals, berries rank favourably high on the list but are still a powerful way to curb cravings.
Dry fruits - Dry fruits and nuts are one of the healthiest snacks available. Nuts are protein boosters but should be eaten in moderation. Mix bran flakes with nuts like almonds, walnuts, raisins, dry berries for a healthy snack.
Sprouts - They’re rich in protein and fibre and low in calories. One can use chana, moong or Bengal gram sprouts.
Roasted peanuts - A handful of peanuts can provide you with the required amount of proteins and minerals and will keep you full.
Fruits - A single serving of any fruit is a healthy snacking portion for one person. It is a filling snack and high on fibre and vitamins. Eat fruits like bananas, apples, oranges, peaches, grapes, and any other fruit which do not require peeling and cutting.
Yoghurt - Is available in a variety of flavours. It fills up the stomach with good bacteria and is high in calcium and magnesium.
Roasted chana - And popcorn are also fat free and low-calorie snacks options for office.