Getting slim has a lot do with the way we eat. Managing a healthy diet and maintaining a regular meal plan is what can get us to our target weight faster that possible.
Salads are probably the best ways to manage weight while maintaining proper levels of nutrition. But then they are not always drab and tasteless pieces that we keep chomping away like ruminants. It can be interesting and fun depending on what we like.
It is important to know what goes into your salad to be able to keep the right amount of nutritional benefits under check. The most important ingredients are our greens and yellows and reds. The more colorful and natural the food the better are the chances of a more filling and healthy meal. Keep the dressing low and as oil free as possible to allow the best natural condiments to flourish without being subdued under fats.
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Here are some simple recipes that will make the best of the nutrients that nature can offer to us.
Carrot And Raisin Salad:
Carrots contribute Vitamin A, Beta carotene, antioxidants, traces of Vitamin C and they are extremely fiber rich and so a 100grams can add only 41 calories to a meal. Walnut has essential fats that are required by our body and Vitamin E. Raisins carry the antioxidant properties and act as a natural sweetener. Together with a drizzle of olive oil they can make a sumptuous crunchy meal.
Red Sweet And Sour Salad:
Watermelons are known to prevent the formation of bad LDL cholesterol and therefore are perfect for those suffering from a history of cardiac ailments. It is also about 85% water and so it hardly adds any calories to the meal. Tomatoes are rich in Vitamin A, C and K along with calcium. This increases our immunity and helps cut down the flab. Another nutrient rich and extremely healthy addition is flaxseeds. Just roast a pinch of these along with white sesame to add the crunch and essential Omega fatty acids into the salad. Mix it up with chat masala and lemon to get a hearty and filling meal.
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Detox Drink on The Move:
Flushing away toxins are an integral part of any diet. So while we say no to all the aerated and caffeinated drinks while dieting, we need to come up with a detox punch which we can carry around and drink whenever we crave for the usual sweet beverage in between our coffee breaks at work. The primary ingredients of this drink are Watermelon, cucumber, lemon, mint leaves and water. Steep all the ingredients as per taste in a jar with 2 litres of water overnight. Next morning adjust according to your taste.
Watermelon helps contains the organic compound citrulline, which is an amino acid that helps clean away traces of ammonia byproducts from our body thereby making liver and kidney healthier and boosting metabolism. The lemon and citrus content will help clear the digestive tracks and prevent acid refluxes. Mint improves bile flow and relaxes stomach muscles. This results in better digestion and again improves metabolism. An effective metabolism will ensure that there is a better chance of losing fat and flushing it out with fibre and water.
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Berry Yogurt Delight:
Desserts can also be part of regular diets and specially weight loss diets. Just take the humble hung sour curd and add to it a hearty mix of sweet strawberries, blackberries, raspberries and some almond flakes. The sweet and sour curd is a perfect end to any diet meal. It is naturally sweet and tangy. It has alternatives for milk and the dairy product is allowable for even those who are lactose intolerant.
Let’s hope these help cut down the fats effectively while we stay full and happy.
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