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Top 10 Healthy Foods Veg for Weight Loss
Last Updated : Jul 28,2018
Top 10 Super Foods for Vegetarians
Here is a list of Veg super foods given below which when used in combination of eating will help you loose weight, lower cholesterol, prevent heart disease, keep your diabetes, osteoporosis in check. More importantly is that you will be healthy. Thats the key.
We have given you the list of best Vegetarian foods below accompanied with recipe examples which give you very healthy recipes. All these recipes have been used many years by a team member of Tarla Dalal who specialises in fitness and ultra endurance events lasting 17 hours. So these recipes and philosophy work.
The key goal for fitness and weight loss is to have healthy food which is not processed and is fresh. Also cut consumption of wheat and milk and shift to high fat food. Yes, its high fat food which is good fat like paneer, full fat raita. Move from rice to Barley and Buckwheat and try this recipe.
Hope you enjoy this and leave us your comments on what you think. Lots of you will have different opinions.
Stay healthy, stay fit and you must exercise regularly!
top 10 super foods for vegetarians
Eat plenty of Avocados. Avocados are a rich source of mono-unsaturated fatty acids, which is considered to be a ‘healthy-heart’ fatty acid. They abound in fiber, which reduce blood sugar spikes and aid in weight loss.The high levels of vitamin E in avocado help prevent cholesterol oxidation. The high potassium in it can regulate high blood pressure which may otherwise lead to both heart disease and kidney problems.
Sprouts are the most complete and nutritional of all foods that exist. Sprouting makes the seed a veritable nutrient factory with a much greater concentration of protein, vitamins A, C, E, K and B-complex than normal. It helps stored minerals like iron, calcium and potassium to be absorbed easily as they get converted to their simpler forms. Sprouts contain enzymes that aid in digestion.
Iron-rich greens works with protein to make the hemoglobin in red blood cells and prevent anaemia. The haemoglobin carries oxygen to all parts of the body so it can perform its normal functions. In short it helps our cells "breathe". Apart from iron, greens also contribute calcium, vitamin C, beta-carotene and folic acid in a typical vegan diet. Greens are also low in calories and rich in fiber and hence a must on the weight-watchers menu.
Olive oil has as large an amount of monounsaturated fatty acid (MUFA), mainly oleic acid, as olive oil. This high MUFA content offers protection against heart disease by decreasing LDL (‘bad’) cholesterol levels and raising HDL (‘good’) cholesterol levels, inhibiting increase in triglyceride levels, and also by preventing an erratic heartbeat and reducing the risk of blood clots. It is a potent antioxidant too. Antioxidants such as vitamin A and vitamin E, which are capable of neutralizing cancer causing free radicals in humans. Vitamins E, K and other polyphenols found in it have also been known to provide a defense mechanism and strengthen our immune system.
Flax seeds are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which help stabilize cell walls and reduce inflammation. They also helps to build immunity, prevent LDL oxidation and heart ailments. They also contain a unique blend of soluble fiber, which binds with food to optimize the digestive process.
The high omega 3 fatty acid content help to turn down body’s inflammation and thus prevent chronic diseases like heart disease, cancer etc. These tiny seeds are also loaded with fiber and protein. It is interesting to note that this easily digestible little seed has antioxidants (ALA), which trigger energy production in the body. This makes it an amazing food for endurance athletes.
The yellow orange red fruits and veggies like oranges, sweet lime, strawberry, grapefruit, papaya, carrot, tomatoes, apples etc. are super foods that can help you rev-up your immune system. The yellow-orange-red fruits and veggies abound in antioxidants - vitamins A and C which helps us build our immunity and destroy the toxins and free radicals produced in our body and help build a healthy you. Vitamin A also aids in clear vision while vitamin C de-stresses us and gives us a healthy, glowing skin. Apart from these antioxidants, lycopene in tomatoes and flavonoids in carrots, leutin in papaya etc. are antioxidants that give added benefits.
Almond is a great source of protein and are loaded with Antioxidants. Known to lower Cholesterol levels, have goods fats that keep you fuller for a longer time.
Paneer or cottage cheese is a more concentrated source of calcium and a rich source of good quality and easily digestible protein - lactalbumin. The best part of paneer is also its left-over water - Whey, which contains about 5% lactose, water soluble vitamins, minerals and which can also be used in cooking as we have done in the recipe of Whey Soup.
Broccoli is literally bursting with vitamins and minerals - notably vitamin C, folic acid, potassium and a good amount of beta-carotene. It is a good source of antioxidants, which gives it its anti-cancer properties. It is said to contain almost as much calcium as milk. Like all green veggies, on its own, it is high in fiber, low in calories and virtually fat-free (unless of course you cook it in loads of butter or cheese!).
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