A new year – a (fit) new me, that’s been the most common resolution taken by people. If you are one of them too, here are Five Foods to Include in Your Diet to Help with Your Healthy Year Resolution. Trust me, and this list does not include the likes of Green Tea, which hurt your taste buds to the extent where you loathe dieting within the first few days. Happy reading!
The next time you have those hunger pangs in the evening or crave for a yummy serving of street food, pick a bowl of sprouts salad. Wonder how that could subside your junk food cravings?
Well, all you have to do is take a bowl of sprouts, add a generous amount of chopped carrot, tomato, and onions with a pinch of salt, lemon, and a little black pepper powder and leave it aside for a few minutes. The salt and lemon will work its wonder on the sprouts giving it a taste that would subside your cravings, and you can enjoy a delicious and healthy evening snack.
Eating a fruit after your meal is probably what you heard growing up, but eating one before a meal will ensure you feel full and will also benefit from the goodness of eating fruits. Make sure you add a new fruit to your diet every day to avoid boredom which might kick you back into eating unhealthy stuff. Have an ample supply of fruits, with you wherever you go to avoid staying hungry, this would save you from getting irritable and tired, which might be a general occurrence during the initial days of the diet.
Locally Grown Food:
Grains, vegetables, fruits, everything that is grown locally is healthy. Remember how your grandfather was strong enough to run around and play with you even in his ripe old age? And I am sure you have heard your grandparents complain about how this generation doesn’t eat right? Well, the secret to their strength is that they ate locally grown grains for a major part of their life, and that’s what they mean when they taunt us.
Include grains like Ragi, Jowar, and other millets in your diet and reduce the consumption of rice (most rice we get these days are polished and processed beyond imagination making it unhealthy), which will also reduce your intake of carbohydrates.
Add Some Roots:
Remember studying in school about roots are the storehouse of energy in the plants? Well, that answers your question on why consume roots. They are rich in minerals, vitamins, and fiber, all of which are essential to the well being of a person. They reduce inflammation and boost immunity, which is why most doctors recommend including the likes of carrot, beetroot, ginger, and sweet potato to our diet.
Go Nuts Over Nuts!
Go nuts over nuts, pun intended! Nuts are rich in antioxidants are a great source of nutrients that help you build a strong immune system. While one may argue that nuts are high on fat content so shouldn’t be consumed while trying to lose weight, science says otherwise. Research proves that consumption of nuts leads to weight loss as the body does not tend to absorb all the calories in the nuts. So go nutty and grab a bowl of your choice of nuts for your tea break instead of biscuits.
Skip this, if you are allergic to nuts!
Sounds hard to follow? Don’t worry, as they say, you get perfect with, and the fruits of eating healthy are more than just a fit body, it also means a healthy, stress-free, and younger looking you. So, go on and give it a try.
Tell us what worked for you in the comments section. Don’t forget to share interesting diet tips, if you have any. Also, make sure you talk to your doctor before you try any of these to avoid health risks.
Contributed By Sindhuja Iyer