Papaya has mixed fan-base. Some people love the juicy flavour of the fruit, while some are not so fond of the tropical wonder. Papaya can be consumed in both their raw and ripe forms. Raw papaya is consumed widely in Asian countries. It makes for a great salad ingredient. Salads can be whatever you want them to be; their versatile nature makes it ideal for dieting. Weight loss can prove to be an overwhelming task for many, but if you are willing to experiment with newer ingredients - you can make your weight loss journey a memorable one too!
Salads offer enough room to be creative. For the longest time, we have used a handful of seasonal veggies like cucumbers, carrots and onions in our salads. Its time you amp up your salads by adding a few more exciting ingredients to the mix.
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In this raw papaya salad, you would find a good amount of fibre, which takes a while to breakdown and digest - it stays in your system for a longer spell. Since it is in your system for so long, you don't feel the urge to tuck into something so soon. According to several nutritionists and experts, eating in controlled portions may promote sustainable weight loss. The salad also has an interesting blend of spices and herbs too. Most of these spices and herbs like ginger, black pepper and coriander are known to rev up metabolism naturally. The salad also has onions and green chillies for the extra zing. In addition to raising the heat level of the dish, onion is also a storehouse of health benefits. It is packed with antioxidants that may help boost heart health and has a good amount of vitamin C, which is good for your immunity and skin. The soy sauce and lemon impart a nice zest to the salad, the peanuts, on the other hand, add an amazing crunch to the medley.
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Eating in controlled portions may promote sustainable weight loss
This salad is ideal for days you are looking to eat light, for days you are in no mood to cook, and for days you are looking to explore! It must be understood that a weight loss diet should be complemented with a good work-out regime. Try this recipe by Niru Gupta and let us know how you liked it in the comments section below.
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