Intermittent, keto, Atkins… If you’ve tried it all by now to lose those kilos, then we feel you girl. Weight loss, after all, is no easy feat. And while exercise can help you achieve your ideal weight, eating right is the key to effective weight loss.
No, we aren’t about strict dieting. Rather, we are referring to certain foods that can help you shed those kilos minus the hunger pangs or the side effects.
In fact, according to Ayurvedic texts a few spices and herbs can help cut fat and make you slimmer. Here, Mohamad Yusuf N Shaikh, founder of Kudrati Ayurved, sheds light on five such foods:
Also known as black seeds or black cumin, kalonji is really helpful when it comes to weight loss–especially cutting belly fat. The seeds and oil of kalonji are traditionally used to fight obesity and aid weight loss.
Made with a combination of three superfoods–amla, bibhitaki, and haritaki, triphala is known for its beauty benefits. But did you know that triphala can also reduce blood glucose levels in people suffering from type-2 diabetes? It also helps in reducing weight by detoxifying the digestive tract and fighting constipation.
3. Methi seeds
An important kitchen ingredient, fenugreek, aids the digestion system. But you already knew that didn’t you? After all, that’s why your mum adds it to sabzis. Methi seeds also help in reducing food cravings and suppressing the appetite.
Also known as Boerhavia diffusa, it is a flowering plant that is famous for its effective weight loss properties. It has diuretic properties that help the kidney and urinary bladder to work better. This helps in removing toxins from the body without mineral loss.
The quintessential winter spice, dalchini or cinnamon is known for stimulating the metabolism. A better metabolism equals more weight loss.
Keep in mind…
These spices and herbs aren’t a substitute for a healthy diet. Incorporating them in your diet can stimulate your metabolism and aid the process, but if you’re constantly bingeing on fried food and junk, then it can a handful of kalonji or methi seeds won’t do you any good.
With inputs from IANS