Blame it on the advent of various health issues plaguing the society, new age fads cropping up every day or a general interest in leading a healthier life but people are getting more and more health conscious with each passing day. A lot of people are cutting down on carbohydrates, turning vegetarian or even in more extreme cases, vegan. They are trying out new diet plans and searching for exercising options other than the plain old gym. Though many to their dismay later find out that the diet plan they had so solemnly decided to follow is either not suiting them, producing the desired result or is so tasteless that it feels like chewing on cardboard. In that case there is a healthier and tastier diet plan for health conscious people. One can easily substitute Indian dishes with their regular food and lose weight while staying healthy. The plus point will be that this healthy food would be a delight to your taste buds. Here are few things you can try:
1) Lentil Curry(Dal): Dal is the simplest of the curry to make and loaded with vitamins and minerals. The lentils are stewed in water and later tempered with garlic, onion, ginger, turmeric, cumin and chili powder. Spices are good for the metabolism of the body and some even eradicate common illness such as cough and sore throat. Lentils contain a high level of soluble fiber which reduces blood cholesterol. Being a rich source of magnesium, they contribute to a healthy functioning heart. Lentils are rich in protein, vitamins, minerals and fiber and have virtually no fat so that puts you at zero risk of putting on weight.
2) Idli : Idli are a south Indian delicacy made with fermented rice and black gram. Idlis are steam cooked and hence have no fat but are full off proteins and vitamin B. They can be eaten with coconut chutney or green chutney and are very filling. Those of you sick and tired of the boring oats can substitute them with these delicious delicacies from down south.
3) Curry: Yes, the good old curry. The word curry makes you think of thick creamy chicken curry and kormas but there is more to Indian curry than that. Curry can be made with various kind of vegetables and contain a healthy combination of tomatoes, ginger, garlic and various condiments and spices. It is a unique mixture of health and taste, something that can be had everyday without the worry of piling on pounds.