Food Note

At­tain weight loss with these 5 in­gre­di­ents

Health & Nutrition - - CONTENTS -

Who doesn’t like to have that per­fect body? But then, weight loss can be a te­dious task. No mat­ter which diet you fol­low, they say the key is to be con­sis­tent and fol­low it re­li­giously. In fact, 99% of di­ets fail be­cause we give up af­ter a cer­tain pe­riod. Founder & Di­rec­tor at Gaia, Dolly Ku­mar shares five health foods that help you man­age weight and main­tain it.

STE­VIA

Say ‘no’ to su­gar and ‘yes’ to ste­via! Also known as ‘Meethi Tulsi’, ste­via is a 100 % ze­rocalo­rie nat­u­ral su­gar sub­sti­tute. Ob­tained from nat­u­ral herbs, it is also ben­e­fi­cial for di­a­bet­ics and the weight con­scious. Re­place su­gar with ste­via in your desserts, smooth­ies, tea, ce­re­als etc and en­joy sweet­ness with­out any guilt.

MUESLI

Rich in fi­bre and pro­tein, muesli aids in weight man­age­ment. High fi­bre, low fat and with no choles­terol, muesli is good for the heart too. Kick-start your day with a bowl of muesli that keeps you feel­ing full for long and also curbs un­timely hunger pangs. Com­bined with skimmed milk and fresh fruits, it serves as a low fat yet nu­tri­tion-rich meal.

OATS

Oats are the per­fect bal­ance of health and taste! Known to be rich in di­etary fi­bre and pro­tein, oats keep you feel­ing fuller for longer, thereby help­ing you man­age weight. Be­sides, they are known to be good for your heart too.

Rich in an­tiox­i­dants, par­tic­u­larly epi­gal­lo­cat­e­chin gal­late, or EGCG, green tea pro­vides nu­mer­ous health ben­e­fits. Its fat­burn­ing prop­er­ties can help in weight loss and lower the risk of obe­sity.

GREEN TEA

Rich in an­tiox­i­dants, par­tic­u­larly epi­gal­lo­cat­e­chin gal­late, or EGCG, green tea pro­vides nu­mer­ous health ben­e­fits. Its fat-burn­ing prop­er­ties can help in weight loss and lower the risk of obe­sity. It also helps reg­u­late blood su­gar level and fight stress and fa­tigue.

SPIR­ULINA

Spir­ulina is one of the rich­est nat­u­ral sources of pro­tein and a com­plete food for the body. It has es­sen­tial fatty acids, vi­ta­mins, min­er­als and an­tiox­i­dants. Truly a superfood, it in­creases he­mo­glo­bin level and helps main­tain a healthy choles­terol and blood pres­sure level, mak­ing it good for the heart. Spir­ulina is known to im­prove over­all health and aid in main­tain­ing op­ti­mum weight.

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