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  • Tanya Malik
  • Her Zindagi Editorial, 03 Sep 2018, 08:00 IST

Want To Stay Fit? Start Adding These Foods To Your Diet

Today, everyone wants to stay fit and healthy. These everyday foods can really help you achieve the same. Read along to know. 
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  • Tanya Malik
  • Her Zindagi Editorial, 03 Sep 2018, 08:00 IST
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Foods That Help You Stay Fit And Healthy

While most Indian foods are considered unhealthy seeing their oil or spice quantities, there are many Indian foods that are underestimated. Indian foods are surely rich in flavour but that doesn't always mean that they are high on calories or unhealthy to eat. A lot of Indian foods are healthy. Here are some of them:

Paneer 

Eat Paneer To Stay Fit

One of the most loved Indian foods, Paneer has numerous health benefits. Made out of milk, paneer is super rich in calcium and proteins and low on calories. This makes it rank top among all other healthy Indian foods. Paneer is just the food you need to maintain a healthy diet and body. It gives your body all the essentials without adding any excess calories. Eating raw paneer is considered extremely healthy as it is a rich source of protein and works as a great source for those who don't eat non-vegetarian food.

Curd

Curd Helps You Stay Fit

Again, made out of milk, curd is a healthy food for you. Having curd at least once in a day helps you have a better digestive system. It improves your digestive system and keeps clears your stomach of all the wastes. Curd or Dahi is also great for weight loss. It can be consumed raw or in different dishes for maximum benefits. 

Rice 

Rice is a staple diet for most Indians. It is a great food which is rich in both fibers and carbohydrates. Consuming both white and brown rice in the right quantities can help you enjoy a healthy meal. It is a great alternate for chapatis. 

Curry Leaves

While the curry leaves were majorly used in South India some time back, they have now made way to all the other parts of the country. Curry leaves are super healthy as they wash off all the harmful toxins and keep your body healthy. These fresh and fragrant leaves also help you in losing weight. They are also great for your hair health and they make them thick and strong. 

Pulses 

Pulses Healthy Diet

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One of the most commonly prepared foods in our kitchens, daals or pulses are very healthy. They are a great source of vitamins and minerals which are needed by the body. They are also low in fat content and this makes them a great food for weight loss. Pulses also help in keeping your blood sugar in control. 

Idli

Most commonly consumed in South India, Idli is prepared using fermented rice and dal. The final preparation is done through steaming and this makes it healthy. Idli is rich in proteins and carbohydrates. It is low in fat and thus a great food for weight loss. 

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