Trust Ayurveda to help you lose weight with these 5 superfoods that can fight the flab

Updated on:29 January 2020, 11:14am IST
While you’re exercising and eating a healthy diet, also add these superfoods to your diet, which according to Ayurveda can help you lose weight.
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Ayurvedic superfoods can help you achieve your goal weight. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

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:

1. Kalonji
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.

2. Triphala
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.

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Not just hair loss, triphala can also fix your blood sugar levels. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

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.

4. Punarnava
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.

5. Dalchini
The quintessential winter spice, dalchini or cinnamon is known for stimulating the metabolism. A better metabolism equals more weight loss.

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A simple cinnamon brew can aid weight loss. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

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

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