Winter Foods for Weight Loss
Weight loss regimen is easy when you choose your food basket wisely.
Modern day food processing and cold storage makes all foods available round the year. While science might have helped us defy seasonal barriers, but nature follows its own growth cycle. Experts are of the opinion that food provides optimal nutrition if it’s in sync with its natural cycle.
Green leafy vegetables
Winters is a season of root vegetables and leafy greens. Carrots, Spinach, Green Beans, Peas. Mustard leaves and radish are few of the foods available in abundance during the winter season. Loaded with anti-oxidants and nutrients these foods are your go to bet during the winters. Adding them to your various soups, pulses can benefit you with an assortment recipe that tags along perfectly with your fitness routine.
Vitamin-C powerhouse is a great food for people with eyesight problems or vitamin C deficiency. Vitamin C rich AMLA might be sour in taste but every bite of it is worth its benefits. The food in the winter season comes at 10% of its summer price and is a super winter food.
Sweet Potato and Star Fruit (Shakargandi and Kamarakh)
Sweet potato and Star fruit, while one is a major source of dietary fiber which helps reduce blood sugar spikes the latter is literally no calories 31 calories per 100 grams. Star Fruit-Sweet potato or popularly known as shakargandi helps makes blood cells more responsive to insulin. Once you are in delhi you don’t need to search where to find it, head out to any small market and nine out of ten times you easily would see a man roasting and selling it.
Tusli, Ginger or Let’s call it a CHAI Season
Nothing can beat the taste of a CHAI in winter season. Filled with Ginger and basil the steaming hot cup of milk and tea is a sight to behold. Anti-Bacterial and anti-viral properties of the foods helps keeps allergy at bay while keeping the body warm through the season. While Ginger has stemmed its place in daily household recipes, Basil is also a good herb to add to salad and dips. Just Buzz I will join you for a tea anytime.
Apples and Oranges
While both the fruits are available round the year may it be due to storage or imports from globalization, but the true season of Indian cultivated growth is winters. Pricing and availability in winters is a self-explanatory indicator of seasonality itself. The perfect 11 am mid-day snack bag just got a little juicy and delicious.
Contrary to 21st century pundits who believe abs are the only indicator of health, desi ghee is a must for winters season. Ghee provides the much-needed warmth for the winter season and is a great source of vitamins A,D,E,K and helps our body absorb these vitamins properly. It is said that aged cow’s ghee when applied on chest loosens cough and when onions fried in it are eaten, they relieve sore throat.
Nuts and Seeds
One of the healthiest alternatives to salty, fried snacks and a wonderful way to nibble mid-day cravings. By characteristics Nuts and seeds are considered to be heat inducing foods, what better way to get warmth than a handful of nuts to start off the day. Shout out to all those sweet lovers this season give the sweet box a rest and dry-fruit box a thumbs up.
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