TOP 10 HEALTHY FOODS FOR WEIGHT LOSS
TOP 10 HEALTHY FOODS
Healthy diet is one that provides all the required nutrients to the body. It must contain requisite amount of fluids, micronutrients, macronutrients and sufficient calories.
Here are 10 healthy foods which you can include in your diet to make it a healthier diet.
Starting with what is usually used everyday, vegetables are a must. They are densely nutritious. Almost all the vegetables are low in calories, good antioxidants, provide roughage, contain vitamins and minerals. E.g, carrots, cucumber, bellpeppers etc. They are available in wide varieties, make your boring meals interesting!
Pulses are indispensable part of a healthy diet. Rich in proteins, complex carbohydrates, micronutrients, B-vitamins and minerals. They are low in fat. Legumes are perfect to be included in both weight loss and weight gain diets. In fact sprouts of pulses are best and keep you full for longer duration.
3. Fruits and nuts:
Fruits provide wide range of nutrients. Each one of them are rich in one or the other nutrient, for example, oranges are high in vitamin C, apples contain B complex vitamins etc. Both fruits and nuts contain fiber and antioxidants too. Try to consume fruits as one whole meal rather than just eating one or two your after meal. Nuts contain omega 3 fatty acids, unsaturated fats, vitamin E, proteins and minerals such as potassium and magnesium.
Cereals/whole grains are staple foods. They contain major nutrients such as carbohydrates, protein, fiber, minerals like zinc, magnesium, iron and B, E vitamins. Though rice and wheat are rich in starch and are not recommended to be consumed in high quantity, few other cereals such as oats, maize can be consumed in right amount.
Package of proteins, antioxidants and other nutrients, millets are a boon to people who have celiac disease. They are gluten free. Millets help in lowering odd blood sugar levels and cholesterol levels. They also contain micronutrients gluten-free calcium. They contain niacin (vitamin B3), that is good for healthy skin.
7. Leafy greens:
These awesome greens must be in your diet! They are a magnificent source of fiber, carotenoids, folates(B vitamins), ascorbic acid( vitamin C) and minerals such as iron and calcium. Antioxidants are present green leafy vegetables.
8. Whole eggs:
Eggs contain healthy fats and high-quality proteins. Egg whites contain just protein and are low in calories. Egg whites are a good choice if you are thinking to lose your weight, but to get the most benefit from eggs, whole eggs are best. Whole eggs contain wide range of vitamins. 2 whole eggs per day will be more sufficient for a healthy diet.
Fish is a popular diet for omega 3 fatty acids. Fish is also rich in many other macro and micronutrients. They contain minerals such as zinc, iron, potassium, magnesium and iodine. Vitamins D and B2 are filled in fish. Rawas(Indian salmon), Katla, Rohu, Bangda are some of the popular Indian dishes.
10. Lean meats:
Lean meats are those that are less in saturated fats and contain comparatively less cholesterol. Lamb, beef meat are rich in iron and that’s why are called ‘red meat’. Red meat contains high amount of fat, so white meat such as Chicken breasts, turkeys, pork are preferred of red meat for weight loss.
Don’t take a step back to add all the required food to your diet in order to comfort your body in a healthy way. Of course you might have to cut down on some unhealthy food that you are eating already. Feel free to try something new. Most of this aid in getting the right amount of nutrients.