Indian Food That Can Help you Lose Weight

Wednesday, 17 Nov 2010 03:57 PM

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Indian food is quite popular worldwide for its mixture of spices and condiments, flavor, texture, and aroma. Indian cuisine is believed to be rich, creamy, and high in fat, as many recipes are rich in oil and rich. However, this is not always the case. Eating your favorite foods in right combinations can keep you healthy and thin. When you are on a diet to lose weight, you will still be able to eat well when you eat fat-free and low-fat Indian food.
 
Tips for using Indian food to lose weight:

A few examples of low-calorie foods that you can eat while on a diet are Bombay potato, chicken curry, chicken korma, chicken tikka, naan bread, onion bhaji, and vegetable samosa.
 
If you are on a low-fat diet, Indian vegetarian recipes offer fat-free and low-fat options. The best way to lose weight and enjoy tasty vegetarian recipes is to spend time cooking them. For low-fat and fat-free food options, substitute low-fat milk in recipes. Other low-fat modifications include the use of dairy products made from low-fat or fat free milk, and use of PUFA oils like vegetable oil instead of high-fat oils or clarified butter. Sauteing can be done in water without oil, and nonvegetarian food can be cooked in the fat melted as oil initially.
 
Dal, steamed rice, tandoori (grilled on coal), lassi, and curry vegetable preparations have been identified as healthy vegetarian Indian food options that are good for your cardiovascular system. These foods will help you remain thin. In addition, the spices and condiments used in making these food items contain active ingredients that help in lowering the occurrence of cardiac diseases and cancer.
 
Some healthy low-fat ingredients of Indian food include the use of wide varieties of nuts, vegetables, rice, and legumes for weight loss, in addition to the use of roasted breads and baked foods rather than deep fried food.
 
Implementing these tips can help you remain thin while still enjoying varied Indian foods.

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