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For a body to function properly, it requires carbohydrates, vitamins, proteins, fats, and minerals. All of these minerals are super important for us to survive and live a healthy life. Although, generally there is disproportion in intake of these items but a person should struggle to acquire the basic nutrients in daily intake of food. Also, if someone has a medical condition they should consult with a nutritionist.
In Pakistan, biryani, karhai, paratha and roghni nan are cooked and consumed daily in the households, which although delicious are not very healthy food. Today, we are listing some food items which can help in weight loss regime.
Healthy Food for Weight Loss
Spinach fulfills the requirement of carbohydrates in one’s diet. It contains healthy nutrients like vitamins which are fat and water soluble minerals and other helpful ingredients which are required to nourish a human body. Spinach has fiber in it which keeps the stomach full for a long time. The sensation of stuffed belly helps in preventing overeating.
2. Fruit Chat
Fruit chat is the most healthy and delicious option to pick. It is a amalgamation of all the healthy fruits like apple, grapes, bananas, pomegranate and others. With a blend of selective spices to give a bittersweet effect to the fruit chat. The spices cuts fat in the body and fruits provide essential vitamins to the body. It is the most favored dish in the month of Ramadan Mubarak. Fruit chat is good but addition of sugar, cream or any such item should be avoided at all costs.
3. Kidney beans
Kidney beans are readily available in the markets and are delicious to eat. Kidney beans help in lowering cholesterol levels, which keeps the heart healthy and the blood vessels clean. It is a really good option for the people with diabetes and insulin resistance. These beans have high fiber which helps in constipation and stomach problems.
Fish is cooked in different styles in Pakistan, such as fried fish, tandoori fish, tawa fish and other scrumptious ways. Fish itself has a lot of advantages, for instance, it is enriched with vitamin D, protein, and omega-3 fatty acids these are essential for a person’s health.
5. Pumpkin (Kadu)
Pumpkin is low in calorie among most vegetables. It boosts the immunity of a person and prevents the ulcer. It is also beneficial for the asthma patients because it reduces asthma attacks. It gives a sudden boost of energy because of the potassium in it. Pumpkin also prevents heart diseases and cholesterol issues.
6. Dried figs (Anjeer)
Dried figs are easily available in Pakistan. They help in weight loss because it is a very low in calorie count. One can eat a good amount of these to satisfy your hunger. It contains fiber which helps in resolving stomach issues. It helps in lowering the increased blood pressure.
7. Olive oil
Olive oil helps in controlling insulin and blood sugar levels. It helps in preventing diabetes, preferably type 2. The best thing about olive oil is that it is non-saturated fat and prevents clotting of vessels and heart issues. It is also helpful in dealing with certain strains of bacteria.
All the nutrients including vitamins, minerals, and potassium help to protect the heart from different diseases. It also helps in reducing the fat in the blood, which prevents the clotting in the vessels. Adding grapefruit to the dieting regime helps a person to lose weight rapidly.
Yogurt helps to control the hormonal imbalance in the body which leads to obesity. It contains vitamin B-12 and B-2, calcium, potassium, and magnesium, all are essential for the body. It helps in improving the digestive system and prevent different stomach related diseases. It also helps in making the bones strong and healthy.
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