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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

[AlternativeAnswers] Foods For Weight Loss


Foods For Weight Loss:

In order to reduce weight and to maintain better health, foods that
contains six tastes, namely, sweet, sour, astringent, bitter, pungent
and salt should be taken in the diet, as balanced nutrition along with
physical activity like walking and other fitness exercises, as advised
by Health care professionals. Adding these foods to the regular diet,
not only maintain general health but also prevent health disorders and
helps to reduce weight, because these foods contain essential
flavanoids, antioxidants, minerals and vitamins, in addition to the
carbohydrates, proteins, dietary fiber and fats.

Let us discuss some of the foods that comprise the above nutritious
qualities and nutritive value for the betterment of health. Foods for
weight loss include; Cereals like wholesome wheat, Oats, maize, brown
rice, millets, grains or pulses like moong dhal, Bengal gram, green
gram and vegetables like cabbage, spinach, broccoli, cauliflower, broad
beans, green peas, curry leaves, and spices like cardamom, garlic,
turmeric, chillies, and fresh fruits like apples, avacodos, grapes,
raisins, and oils like olive oil and mustard oil, and honey, butter
milk, are proved to be beneficial for reducing weight and for
maintaining good health.

The phytochemical known as curcumin found in turmeric is supposed to
turn off certain genes that cause heart muscle enlargement and heart
muscle scarring and as such it prevents heart stroke, prevents clotting
of blood in arteries, reduces LDL Cholesterol and regulates
hypertension, thereby improves heart and cardiovascular health.
Cardamom helps to burn fats and improves digestion. The substance
called as capsaicin found in chillies helps to burn calories quickly,
and improves metabolic rate as capsaicin is thermogenic in nature.
Adding 10 to 15 Curry leaves per day to the daily intake of food helps
to lose weight as it reduces cholesterol and fats and able to clear of
toxic substances from the body. Curry leaves juice is proved to be
beneficial for weight loss.

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