Losing weight is never easy. You have to refrain from certain foods and think twice before enjoying irresistible delicacies like your favorite snack. But while such concerns are valid, there are actually foods that can come in handy when it comes to losing weight and more importantly, reducing belly fat. That is, you can enjoy the meals with the peace of mind that your new wedding dress will eventually fit you without revealing the contours of your belly. It gets better with the fact that these foods are Indian, complete with all spices that Indian cuisine is known for. They are also available in dishes found in nearly all vegan friendly restaurants in Kelowna. They include:
It is also known as Lauki. With a water content of up to 92%, doodhi is also rich in fiber. It is one of India’s magical vegetables with properties that aid in digestion and fighting insomnia. Enjoy the meal to keep your body hydrated and to aid your digestion system. A bowl of doodhi guarantees 73 calories as well as vitamins A and C. It also guarantees folate, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus and niacin.
Otherwise referred to as Carom seeds, Ajwain seeds are actually fruit pods. They boast of a unique flavor and an aroma that will most likely tempt you to ask for more. Ancient Indians used the seeds as a remedy for several respiratory disorders. This is not the main reason though why Indians love ajwain seeds. A teaspoon is enough to relieve you of flatulence and indigestion. The real perk however, has everything to do with weight loss. Eat a spoonful of ajwain seeds every morning, half an hour before breakfast. Before long, you will notice some positive changes. The spoonful of ajwain seeds will force your body to release enough digestive juices in a bid to speed up digestion of your breakfast and the previous night’s dinner. It will also speed up your body’s metabolism which will in turn help you to burn belly fat faster and better.
This is perhaps one of the most popular Indian foods as far as belly fat loss is concerned. It complements basmati perfectly, which is yet another reason why you should try it. The food is rich in vitamins A, B, C and E. It is also rich in minerals like potassium, iron and calcium. A cup of boiled moong beans will provide 106 calories. Keep in mind that the food is also rich in fiber and proteins. You therefore feel fuller after just one bowl.
Dalia is also known as broken wheat or bulgar wheat. It makes a perfect breakfast meal mainly because of its low fat content and high protein content. It is also a fiber rich substitute for rice as it is high on fiber. Packed with other minerals like manganese and vitamin B, dalia also delays digestion. It reduces sugar output and prevents conversion of more sugar into fat. This makes it an ideal food for anyone trying to reduce belly fat. Think of it as a tasty digestion boosting food full of all the aforementioned minerals and nutrients. Its low glycemic index also makes it a must have food for anyone’s breakfast plan.
Sabja is also known as basil seeds. It is one of the most nutritious sources of vitamins A, E, K and B. It’s dietary fiber is yet another perk that makes it ideal for those who wish to reduce belly fat. You can eat them the seeds before a heavy meal or just as a midday snack. Either way, the seeds will prevent you from overeating. They will also keep constipation at bay and heal internal infections thanks to their antibacterial properties.