In India prevalence of Obesity is about 12.6% in women and 9.3% in men. Indian meals include proteins, carbohydrates, fats, fiber all of which make for a perfectly balanced meal. When it comes to weight loss, people either think of not eating at all or eating fancy foods. During weight loss, we need to create a calorie deficit, which means more calories should be burnt than the calories consumed. All the calories do not work the same way once they are eaten. An experiment by the University of Missouri involving 20 overweight females between the ages of 18 and 20 proved that a high protein breakfast led to reduced cravings and they also snacked less on unhealthy foods. Mix up your morning meal and try one—or a few—of these 5 healthy Indian breakfast foods that help you lose weight.
Moong daal is one the healthiest daals found in Indian household. Moong daal is not only easy to digest but is also rich in nutrients including Vitamin A, C, B, E, potassium, calcium and iron. Moong dal parantha, sprouted moong with poha or upma without oil is good choice of beakfast.
Eggs is easily available in everywhere in India. It is very good source of nutrients. About 100 g of egg white contains 0.6 g of carbohydrates, 12 g of protein and 0.2 g of fat. Eating egg white rather than whole eggs is more beneficial as it has less number of calories and fat.
A cup of raspberries delivers a whopping 8 g of fiber. Researchers found that boosting fiber by 8 g for every 1,000 calories resulted in about 4 ½ pounds of weight lost.
A recent report, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, states that Yogurt promote weight loss. Yogurt has good concentration of pro-biotic elements, a healthy gut flora helps facilitate digestion and can reduce the symptoms of an upset tummy. Bad digestion is quite intimately tied to weight gain.
Idli is unarguably one of our all-time favourite breakfast snack. The South Indian delight is often paired with lip-smacking coconut chutney and soul-soothing sambhar. Idlis are good for digestion and gut and are rich in fibre and protein.