Generally we don’t have enough time for proper and healthy cooking in our busy life. So we usually prepare and eat meals those can be made easily. But we can modify it by just practicing some cooking methods. Here we will discuss about some kitchen ingredients that will keep you healthy and also help you to lose weight.
Whole grains are more nutrients nutritious compare compared to refined grains. They contain more fiber which is beneficial for gut health. Whole grains are also rich in antioxidants which prevent several chronic diseases like constipation, diabetes, obesity and cancer. They are also easy to digest. Generally we add brown bread and brown rice in our whole grain list. But there are much more whole grains like bajra, whole wheat, oats, jowar and ragi which are beneficial for health compare to refined grains. Include these whole grains in your diet which help to stay healthy and slim.
Green leafy vegetables are essential for your health. These green leafy veggies contain fiber which is important part of our diet. Fiber cleans our system deep within and boost your bowel movements and so encourage the cleansing of the body. If you start your first meal with lots of green veggies, then you can decreases 12 per cent of calorie intake of your meal. Include lots of greens in your diet to stay healthy and fit.
Ginger has many medicinal properties. Ginger cures cough and also other stomach related problems like indigestion and flatulence. It improves gastric mobility and delays the absorption of cholesterol. Ginger has effective diuretic properties and it also increase metabolism. Ginger helps to decrease nausea and vomiting. Ginger also contains weight loss properties. So include ginger in your diet and stay healthy.
Study shows that the main ingredient in spicy cayenne pepper is capsaicin which is also found in other hot peppers has ability to burn fat and also thermogenic properties that stimulate the central nervous system to produce heat in the body and cause calorie burning. Generally many people think that cayenne pepper encourages weight loss because it is difficult to eat too much spicy food. But study shows that spice increases fat oxidation that increases expenditure of energy and encourages activities by the sympathetic nervous system which discards excess body weight. If you are not able to eat spicy food, then you can take it in capsule form which is equally effective.
Cinnamon is also very beneficial for your health. Cinnamon helps to boost the weight loss of the body because it decreases blood sugar levels and also lowers LDL cholesterol of the body and also encourages digestion of the carbohydrates. Cinnamon consumption prevents the metabolic syndrome which commonly seen in pre-diabetics. Avoid excessive consumption of cinnamon because cinnamon contains coumarin chemical which can cause liver damage.
The main ingredient in black pepper is piperine which gives pepper its pungent taste increases metabolism by 8% for few hours after consumption of it. Black peppers have so many health benefits. It improves digestion and encourages the absorption of nutrients in tissues all over the body. Use fresh ground pepper which has the most concentrated amounts of piperine.
Mustard Seeds has thermogenic properties that encourage the central nervous system to produce heat in the body and leads to calorie burning. It also contains omega 3 Fatty acid, selenium and magnesium. One teaspoon of mustard seeds boost metabolism by 20 to 25% for several hours after eating which burns about 45 calories if you consumed 700 calorie meal. About 100 grams of mustard seeds contains approx 66 Kcal.