In Expert Diet Tips On 19 December 2014
Every one dreams to be rich!! But everyone also dreams about something else, that is having a flat tummy without too much effort. The biggest misconception people are smitten by is that doing a lot of ab exercises helps you lose the tummy flab and achieve a table top flat belly. But that’s not the truth. The fact is that you can never lose you tummy fat only with exercise. Diet plays a major role in shaping up your abs. What you eat decides whether you a get a flat tummy or you develop tyres. The food you eat helps to crash or increase your metabolism to burn the fat around your waist. It truly depends on the choices you make. Here are top 5 foods for losing your belly fat. Almonds Most people think of nuts to be fattening and foods to be avoided when on a weight loss diet. But the fact is that almonds are high in fiber which makes a great mid meal snack and best part is that a few of them are enough to make you feel full. They also contain good fats which help to reduce bad fats in the blood and improve overall health. Avoid salted almonds and nibble on few raw ones along with their skin. Oats It’s only been a few years since this grain has gained a great deal of popularity but it surely has a long way to go. Oats has high amount of fiber, 40gm uncooked oats has 4 gm fiber which is good enough for one meal. It contains both soluble fiber known as beta-glucan and insoluble fiber which acts as a savior for people suffering from constipation by absorbing water, making the stools softer and speeding its elimination. It slows down digestion, making you feel fuller for a longer time so that you tend to eat less, promoting weight loss. Most importantly, they are gluten-free which can be readily replaced by wheat in a celiac or gluten sensitive patient’s diet as they are more prone to bloating due to wheat. Nothing better than waking up to a hot bowl of oats made in porridge or savory form to kick start your metabolism and reduces hunger pangs in the latter half of the day. You can also add oats to your soup, dals, dips, shakes, cutlets, etc. So go and grab a pack of this super healthy food today! Mushroom Not only loved for its characteristic UMAMI (meaty or savory), but also has a host of nutrients important for good health. They are neither a fruit nor a vegetable, but a fungi which the non-vegetarians turning into vegans are more than happily substituting their meat with. They are a great source of B vitamins which provides energy by breaking down carbohydrates, proteins and fats. They are a powerhouse of antioxidants like selenium and ergothioneine which protect body cells from damage, preventing heart attacks, boost immunity and helping you age gracefully. They are quite filling and very low in calories which are a lucrative food for obese people, making complete sense to replace red meat with them helping you shed excess weight. They contain good amount of vitamin D which work wonders to burn your belly fat. Add to your soup/ stir fry or some brown rice. Broccoli Luscious green vegetable which is extremely low on calories and an excellent source of fiber and antioxidants. This means small portion of it can help you to feel fuller for a longer time reducing your cravings for the wrong foods and helping you burn your stubborn belly fat. A broccoli stir fry or pasta is a treat for your palette. Low fat yoghurt White sacred food used from time immemorial. It is rich in protein which increases metabolism and helps you burn your fat easily. It also contains good bacteria that fight against the bad ones in your stomach that leave you feeling bloated and uneasy. This helps to reduce your belly size and make you feel light and active. Have it in the form of raita, buttermilk, smoothie or fruit yogurt.
In Expert Diet Tips On 26 May 2015
Not all soups are healthy says dietician Neha Chandna. According to her, the healthiest soups are clear soups with lots of veggies. Here’s a vegetable soup recipe that is an excellent source of fibre. It can keep you satiated so you avoid overeating during meals. Ingredients: 1/2 carrot (chopped) 1/2 onion (chopped) 2 tbsp peas Few florets of cauliflower 4-5 french beans (chopped) 3-4 cloves of garlic (finely chopped) 1 tbsp oats powder 1 tsp oil 1 cup water Salt and black pepper powder to taste Method: Heat oil in a pan, add garlic and onion and sauté till onions are translucent. Add vegetables and sauté for 5 minutes. Add a cup of water, salt and pepper, and let it boil. Simmer till veggies are tender. To this mix, add oats powder. Serve hot with coriander garnish.
In Expert Diet Tips On 14 July 2015
Written by Neha Chandna - Dietician, Nutrition Educator, Exercise Counselor with an M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management from SVT. She has worked with corporates such as HDFC and Standard Chartered as well as BPOs and MNCs on the Right ways of eating and living! These days, there are so many products in the market under the term \'multigrain\', and we health enthusiasts pick up most of them with the intention of polishing our health. And why not? We are recommended to eat 5 servings of grains a day to give us the required fibre, B-complex vitamins and other nutrients. But not all multigrain products are the same. We have multigrain atta, bread, biscuits, etc., which contain different ingredients. The most common grains used in a multigrain product are wheat, oats, ragi, corn, rice, jowar, etc. A product might contain 3-5 types of grains. The only thing one needs to keep in mind while opting for a multigrain product is to choose one that mentions \'whole\' on the label. There are lots of products that are sold as multigrain products but contain refined flours instead of whole. The idea of a multigrain product is to give you cumulative benefits of whole grains in one. Multigrain products made from whole grains have the following benefits: It\'s rich in soluble and insoluble fibre, which aids digestion, adds bulk, and prevents constipation. It also helps eliminate cancer-causing toxins from the body. It binds with cholesterol and excretes it, preventing an increase in blood cholesterol levels, thereby protecting your heart. It controls blood sugar levels, which is a great boon for diabetics. It provides you with the much needed B-complex vitamins like B1, B2, B3, B6, folic acid. These vitamins help you convert nutrients from food to energy and thus help you go on throughout the day. They also help in nerve functioning, red blood cells formation, regulating appetite, proper brain functioning, etc. It\'s a good source of iron, which helps increase haemoglobin levels to supple more oxygen to your brain, muscles, and other organs. It\'s a good source of protein. Cereals are not a complete source of proteins as they lack amino acid. But multigrain makes up for the deficiencies of amino acid, making it a complete source of protein, which helps repair cells and strengthen muscles. It helps in weight loss. Since it has high fibre content, it makes you feel full faster and for a longer period. For example, 2 wheat rotis is equal to 1 multigrain roti in terms of satiety. This helps you reduce caloric intake, makes you feel good, and assists in weight loss. The best way to include them in your diet is to replace your atta with multigrain atta, white bread with multigrain bread, biscuits with multigrain biscuits, etc. The next time you grab a packet of bread, take a look at the multigrain options and choose your pick. Multigrain is the way to good health!
In Expert Diet Tips On 03 August 2015
What better way to start your morning than a bowl of steaming hot oats! These gluten-free, fibrous foods prepare you for a long day of of work ahead. It forms a great breakfast choice for vegetarians; it contains more protein than other foodgrains, in terms of quality and quantity. Oats have a host of vitamins and minerals to make it a perfect meal for you. It has various health benefits: 1. Oats are energy boosters since they are high in carbohydrates. It also contains B-complex vitamins which help in production of energy. 2. Oats are low on calories and keep you full for a longer time, keeping cravings away. This helps you eat less but lose weight in a healthy manner. Your blood pressure, too, is kept under control. 3. It has complex carbohydrates which slowly break down to simple sugars. This prevents the blood sugar levels from rising high. Starting your day with oats helps to keep blood sugars under control for the rest of the day. 4. Oats contain fibers known as beta glucans which can lower the bad cholesterol (LDL), thus, preventing the risk of heart diseases. They also contain unique antioxidants called avenanthramides which also prevent cardiovascular diseases. 5. The soft fiber in oats makes it a perfect food for people with gastritis, colitis and any other digestive issues. Its high fiber content regularizes the bowel movement and cure constipation. 6. Lignans, a type of phytochemical in oats, reduce the risk of breast and colon cancer and also causes the stools to become bulky which can dilute and eliminate cancer causing agents. 7.Selenium and beta glucans in oats help to enhance the immune system and eliminate the bacteria from the body faster protecting us from bacterial infections. Sprinkling a handful of chopped dates adds more value to your oatmeal: it helps you avoid that spoonful of sugar and also contributes to a healthy heart. So, with every new sunrise, you ought to be looking forward to a lip-smacking, nutritious breakfast!