23- Mar-2018

Kitchen Ingredients that lead to Weight Loss*

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Dt. Maithili Pashtekar
Dt. Maithili Pashtekar
Registered Dietician ,P.G.Dip Clinical Nutrition

With so much knowledge and disinformation being just a click away, what to eat and what not to in order to boost our metabolism, reduce belly fat or to lose weight is very confusing. Here are all the best weight loss diet ingredients, which focus on aiding natural weight loss.

Indian cooking is falsely presumed to be higher in calories or fattening, however, it is not the ingredients, but our everyday habits and wrong food combinations that often cause increasing belly fat. In fact, many natural ingredients and common kitchen spices aid natural weight loss, which can easily be used to tailor an efficient weight loss diet. Hence, instead of telling you to avoid certain things in your weight loss diet, I would like to share what ingredients you should include to improve your metabolism and promote natural weight loss.

Undoubtedly, metabolism plays a very important role in making a person lose extra kilos and reduce stubborn belly fat. So let us first examine what is metabolism. Metabolism is the speed at which your body can burn calories. If your metabolism improves, it automatically aids natural weight loss. Specific food ingredients, which can help in increasing the metabolism, hide in plain sight in our kitchen.

These are among the best kitchen ingredients for improving metabolism and ensuring natural weight loss:

  1. Cumin seeds: Also known as Jeera, this spice is usually added in most savoury Indian cuisine. This ingredient can help detoxify your liver, and can aid digestion too. Cumin seeds help to relieve flatulence and stomach bloating. Their unique hypo-cholesterolemic effect helps to reduce body fats and cholesterol, which aids in reducing belly fat in any natural weight loss diet.
  2. Curry leaves: Commonly known as kadi patta, this is a spice used extensively, especially in South Indian food preparations. Curry leaves aid natural weight loss by their hypo-lipidaemia action (by reducing the bad cholesterol and the triglycerides), which simultaneously helps in reducing belly fat.
  3. Cinnamon stick: Commonly known as Dalchini, which is among the ingredients of chai masala and garam masala and is often added in many of our recipes, this common kitchen spice has active polyphenols that promote healthy blood glucose metabolism, thereby reducing cravings for sugar. A research submitted in Singapore Med J 2006; 47(10): 858 by Jayaraman T et al. states that cinnamon helps in treating insulin resistance. It also metabolises triglycerides, which helps in reducing belly fat and promotes natural weight loss.
  4. Honey: Even though honey ranks among high calorie and sweet ingredients, it is often prescribed in a weight loss diet schedule for its detoxification properties. A spoonful of honey with lemon, added to warm water for consumption in early mornings promotes natural weight loss.
  5. Green tea: Along with spices, green tea has also slowly become part of our kitchen shelf. Green tea is commonly recommended in weight loss diets as an abundant source of antioxidants and its ability to flush out toxins, reduce belly fat and to support natural weight loss. As per a research submitted in the International Journal of Obesity, volume 33, pages 956–961(2009) by R. Hurshel, green tea contains high amounts of epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) that has a combined effect in increasing our body’s metabolic rate & helping in reducing body fats.
  6. Grape seed: The humble seeds of the grape, commonly discarded as angoor ke beej, are an amazing source of antioxidants. These help to improve metabolism, which is a major factor to support natural weight loss.

Of course, the next logical question is - How much of these ingredients do we need in our diet to see effective natural weight loss?

Since we cannot ensure that all these ingredients can be consumed raw or in standardized amounts to aid an efficient natural weight loss diet, we need an effective and easier alternative. In my view, this is best done by the supplement LOSE FAT™ by BestSource Nutrition, which has Garcinia Cambogia (60% HCA), Grape Seed Extract (95% OPC), Green Tea Extract (90%) and Cinnamon Extract in standardized efficacious units.

Natural weight loss is a gradual procedure but our efforts, weight loss diet and lifestyle matters significantly. To support all our efforts of active lifestyle, controlled portions and avoiding junk foods, a helping hand using natural ingredients is necessary. This can enable you to become active with a boosted metabolism, helping you easily get in shape, elevate the mood, supress cravings, lose that stubborn belly fat and yet be easy to add in our daily weight loss diet. Thus, daily intake of LOSE FAT™ (Weight Loss Support Pills) by BestSource Nutrition, with regular activity and weight loss diet, can bring you help straight from the natural metabolism boosting ingredients, without needing to even enter the kitchen.

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