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Top 10 Indian Super Foods That Help You Lose Weight But Not Nutrition

A powerful super food, the Indian Gooseberry or Amla is rich in Vitamin-C, dietary fibre, essential vitamins like vitamins A and B-6

Top 10 Indian Super Foods That Help You Lose Weight But Not Nutrition

These are the 5 top Indian superfoods, guaranteed to keep you healthy and active.

HIGHLIGHTS

  1. Indian food is renowned worldwide for its taste and its nutritious value.
  2. Tomatoes, Yogurt, spinach are some top Indian superfoods.
  3. Flaxseeds and the Indian gooseberry are other great options.

Food is probably the most vital aspect of our overall health and well-being. That is why doctors and experts always stress the importance of taking a balanced and a nutrient-rich diet. In India, food is a culture, with so much significance attached to it in every single household of the country. Indian food is renowned the world over, both for its lip-smacking taste as well as for its nutritious value, and great health benefits. We have yet another reason for you to love India even more. 

Top 10 Indian super foods that offer amazing health benefits:


1. Spinach (Paalak): Apart from being a delicious additive to your favorite dal and curries, spinach is a storehouse of nutritional value. It is one of the best sources of dietary potassium and magnesium, which are helpful for boosting your metabolic activity, muscular and nervous health, keeping heart health intact, maintaining the responsiveness of the immune system and regulating blood pressure. Apart from that, spinach is also high in vitamin K, thiamine, fibre, and phosphorus.


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2. Indian Gooseberry (Amla): A powerful super food, the Indian Gooseberry or Amla is rich in Vitamin-C, dietary fibre, essential vitamins like vitamins A and B-6. With all these nutrients in abundance, Amla helps in improving immunity and aids in digestion. It is also good for promoting healthy hair growth and has many a skin benefits as well.

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Also Read: 6 Most Beneficial Superfoods For Your Child

3. Tomatoes: Apart from the heavenly juiciness, there are more important things that tomatoes have to offer. Tomatoes are rich in alpha and beta carotenes, lutein, Vitamins A, K, B1, B3, B5, B6, B7 and C, and essential minerals like iron, folate, potassium, magnesium, chromium, choline, zinc, and phosphorus and other phytonutrients. Tomatoes are great for heart and kidney health. They are also effective in treating gall bladder stones. Plus, they promote healthier skin and hair. They are also even believed to lower down risk of some types of cancers.

4. Yogurt: Yogurt is yet another amazing super food just like other dairy products. It is a rich source of calcium. It is also an excellent source of vitamin-D. And the story doesn't end here, Yogurt contains good bacteria in abundance that help in proper and efficient digestion of food and also in preventing harmful stomach infections. 
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Yogurt is yet another amazing super food just like other dairy products
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5. Flaxseed (Alsi): Flaxseeds contain polyunsaturated and monosaturated fatty acids, thus, are a great food choice for heart health. Besides, flaxseeds are a rich in micronutrients such as antioxidants, dietary fibre, Vitamin B1, Manganese and the Omega-3 fatty acid.  

6. Turmeric: Turmeric has been used to solve several health issues since time immemorial.Though having large quantities of turmeric is surely not a way to lose weight, but turmeric is said to reduce the inflammation associated with obesity. Turmeric has certain amounts of polyphenol, curcumin that possesses anti-inflammatory and anti obesity properties. Hence, it can give your weight loss plan a boost.  

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Turmeric has been used to solve several health issues since time immemorial.
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Also read: Benefits Of Turmeric: Use This Magical Golden Spice For Easing Arthritis Pain

7. Eggs: No doubt, eggs are the most nutritious food on the planet. Eggs really score high on a scale called the satiety index, which means that eggs are particularly good at making you feel full and eat fewer overall calories and curb your hunger cravings.

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Eggs really score high on a scale called the satiety index
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8. Ajwain seeds: Apart from several health benefits, carom seeds are also known to promote weight loss. These wonder seeds contain an essential oil called thymol, which is an antiseptic and has anti-inflammatory properties. This chemical increases the secretion of gastric juices which aids in better digestion. The seeds also provide relief from abdominal gas, bloating and speed up the body metabolism. It also acts as a natural antioxidant, removing toxic build ups from the body, and thereby promoting weight loss. 

9. Lentils: Lentils are reasonable. They are loaded with proteins. There are so many varieties and ways to flavor lentils it’s likely you haven’t discovered your favorite way to eat them yet. Lentils are the best protein for weight loss is low in fat and also high in fiber. This kind of protein helps your body burn, not store fat.

10. Ghee: Like olive oil and coconut oil, ghee contains healthy fats that helps you shed those extra kilos and lose weight. If you want to burn fat, add ghee to your diet as it may be a good option to shed those pounds because it is low in fat and is easier to digest as well. Ghee is rich in some healthy fats and essential amino acids, which help in weight management.

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Ghee is rich in some healthy fats and essential amino acids
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Also read: 5 Reasons Why Ghee Is A Must For You

Disclaimer: This content including advice provides generic information only. It is in no way a substitute for qualified medical opinion. Always consult a specialist or your own doctor for more information. NDTV does not claim responsibility for this information.   

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