Weight loss is no cakewalk. It requires an enormous amount of discipline, a healthy diet, and workout regime. Many people often start a diet but are unable to sustain it for too long. What if we tell you that it's okay to flounder at times. It is always advisable to start gradually. The fad diets may seem luring, but not all of them are made for your body type. Small steps like starting the day with warm water, supplementing your diet with seasonal fruits and veggies, and snacking healthy may go a long way in aiding your weight loss goals. Your diet plays a crucial role in healthy weight management. But when you are planning your diet, you must understand the value of all nutrients in your bowl.
Both protein and fibre play an intrinsic role in managing weight loss. Protein helps fill you up. It also helps regulate the hunger hormone ghrelin and curbs cravings. If you crave less, there are fewer chances of you inclining towards fried and fattening foods. Fibre takes the longest to digest. Since it stays in your system for a while, you feel full and keep from bingeing. If you are eating in a controlled manner, you are much likely to lose weight quickly.
You could include this bean sprout salad in your diet, if you are looking to tuck into something healthy and yummy. Full of fresh flavours, this salad is an eclectic mix of gram bean sprouts, carrots, cucumber and spring onions. Sprouts are an excellent source of plant-based protein and carrots are packed with good quality fibres and antioxidants. About 96 percent of cucumber is water. Yes, you heard us; the veggie is all water and nutrients. Cucumber also contains only 16 calories per 100 grams serving. Add that extra zing to the salad with the slight pungent flavour of spring onions. The crunchy veggie is also a storehouse of vitamins and minerals. For the dressing, you would need some oil (preferably olive oil), fish sauce, vinegar, garlic and green chillies. If you happen to be a vegetarian, you can do away with fish oil.
You can have this salad for lunch as well. This recipe is ideal for days when you are in no mood to cook. Just toss the ingredients together in the dressing, give a good stir and your salad is ready! Try this recipe and let us know how you liked it in the comments section below.
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