Wouldn’t it be amazing that we could eat to our heart’s content yet remain fit and healthy? Gluttony isn’t the best lifestyle choice though. One must practice moderation while including all nutrients, including fat, in their diet. Ideally, one can easily achieve it with the right choice of foods, portion control and a good fitness routine. Giving in to temptation once in a while is absolutely normal and allowed.
D had some interesting food choices and I decided to indulge myself and you in some dips, snack and dessert options.
Dates are excellent natural sweeteners and extremely nutritious. They’re high in fiber, carbs and contain some important vitamins and minerals. They have high antioxidant properties and help in regulating blood sugar levels. Minerals like phosphorous, magnesium and calcium lead to better bone health too. You can have them raw, make syrup or add them to energy bars or laddoos. They’re ideal for all age groups.
This curious-looking fruit is pinkish outside with spikes and sweet and fleshy with black seeds inside. Dragon fruit is high in fiber and antioxidants and can boost iron levels in your blood. It is naturally fat-free and promotes the growth of probiotics which is good for your gut health. It keeps you full for long and is the perfect breakfast or snack option. Indeed, one of the best ways to get and stay fit while eating.
Dill is a spice and herb often used to enhance the taste of a dish. It is low in calories and rich in several essential nutrients like manganese and Vitamin C. Its high Vitamin A content helps in maintaining vision and boosts the immune system. It helps in treating problems like colic in infants and digestive issues. It is often used in dips or stir fried with vegetables, fish for its strong and distinct taste.
If life gives you chocolate, make it dark. Dark chocolate is made from the seeds of cacao tree and is an excellent source of antioxidants. It reduces the risk of heart disease by controlling the level of oxidised LDL cholesterol. It contains stimulants like theobromine and caffeine in small amounts and can improve brain function. Interestingly, it its bitter taste makes it popular and loved. Not to mention, desserts acquire their ‘special’ status because of it.
This post must’ve convinced you that one can enjoy good food and stay fit too. Every food item brings something different and nutritious to the table. Pair the right items together to increase their goodness and reap maximum benefits from it.
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