Wednesday, 13 July 2016

7 surprising foods that help you reduce weight!

Popcorn: Your movie-time rituals don’t have to change too much when you start trying to lose weight. You can still eat your popcorn, in fact, you can even start incorporating popcorn in your daily snack time routine. Popcorn is a basically a whole grain, which means it contains fibre and thus helps you keep your digestive tract moving along smoothly.

Sweet potato: Sweet potato has been popularly denoted as a superfood, but the amount of health benefits that these spuds have are mind-blowing. They are a great source of vitamin C and potassium and according to a study, people were found to lose weight even after eating five to seven servings a week.

Coffee: Your morning cuppa is a fabulous source of antioxidants, and has a load of health benefits. But what’s more interesting is that according to recent research, coffee is great for curbing appetite. It increases the hormones which is associated with satiety, but be sure to compensate on your next meal if it curbs your appetite more than required.

Vinegar: There is a reason why vinegar is so commonly used in salads. Even as little as a drizzle of this tangy salad topping is known to help manage your appetite and improve insulin sensitivity, which helps in regulating your blood sugar.

Cumin: This extremely tasty spice is yet another example of how Indian food has gotten it right. Cumin is known to help with weight loss, improve digestion and reduce cholesterol. It is also an amazing source of iron, which is very much required for transporting oxygen to your muscles and boosting energy.

Pasta: Everybody tells you to stay away from pasta for weight loss; we’re telling you to go for it, just as long as you choose the whole grain version. Pasta has a relatively low glycemic index, which means that it won’t spike your blood sugar as much as the other simple carbs. But make sure you watch the portions and sauces, otherwise there is no point to it.  

Chocolate: Well, its the darker variation of chocolate that helps you lose weight. Dark chocolate is full of antioxidants, which help prevent inflammation, and healthy fats, which will help in boosting satiety. In fact, people who consume a small portion of dark chocolate daily are seen to lose more wight than the ones who skip on chocolate completely, as it helps decrease cravings.

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