The Best Low Calorie Indian Foods

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By Dimple Kumar on 14 Oct 2016 |
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The Best Low Calorie Indian Foods

Fat is almost everyone’s major problem nowadays. It all depends on the foods we eat and is the ground for the numerous prevalent diseases these days. The need of the hour is to opt for low-calorie foods that can maintain your weight and body. Enlisted below are some of the best low-calorie Indian foods:

Sprouts: Sprouts are basically germinated seeds that can be eaten raw or cooked. They contain very few calories as compared to other snacks and are excellent sources of Vitamin C, K, fiber and other essential Minerals. It is believed that sprouts have some essential therapeutic benefits and are capable of fighting various disease causing viruses. There are various types of sprouts such as moong beans, soya beans, alfalfa beans, chickpeas and the like and can be used in making soups, salads and sandwiches.

Idli: Idlis are among the best foods to start your day with. It belongs to the family of the South Indian delicacies and is usually eaten with Sambhar and Coconut Chutney. Since it’s a steamed dish, there stands no room for any fats. For the best results, prepare idlis with wheat rava, brown rice.

Dalia: Dalia is a wheat based product and one of the most healthy dietary food options. It is a rich source of fiber and low in calorie. Being a rich source of proteins and vitamins, its intake increases metabolism of the body and makes feel fuller.

Upma: Upma has a South Indian origin and is made with wheat rava, which is a rich source of vitamins and minerals. Since it digests slowly, it makes one feel fuller and hence reduces the snacking craves.

Dhokla: Dhokla is a famous Gujrati steamed dish made with fermented gram flour which enhances its nutritive value, making them rich in protein and fibre. It is a great food for Diabetics patients as the low glycemic index in it helps releasing glucose at a more sustained rate.

Dosa: This traditional South-Indian-Food is full of healthy carbs. Prepared with rava, this low calorie dish provides you ample amount of protein and keeps you satisfactorily full for a good amount of time.

Spicy Chickpeas: Chickpeas are loaded with large numbers of magnesium, zinc, calcium, and vitamin K which helps in maintaining the structure and strength of the bones. Chickpeas contain folate which plays an important role in the DNA synthesis and repair, and forbidding the formation of the cancer cells.

Spinach: Spinach is the greatest source of Iron and Vitamin C and is one of the best foods to burn calories. You can eat it in the form of a sandwich, blanched puree or soup.

Buttermilk: Buttermilk is a delicious Dairy Products that is packed with essential nutrients. Its consumption offer benefits like fighting acidity, improving digestion, boosting calcium intake, lowers cholesterol, reduces blood pressure and prevents cancer.

Hope all these tips will help you to maintain your body fit and disease free. So use low calorie food in daily routines and make your life happy and healthy.

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