6 everyday Indian superfoods that help cut the belly fat in no time!

6 everyday Indian superfoods that help cut the belly fat in no time!

Several of these foods have even found a place in Ayurveda and the Satvik diet due to their weight loss and ssytem cleansing properties

We keep on running from pillar to post to find that one secret food or ingredient that melts our belly flat in not time. But, did you know there are several traditional and everyday food items lying in your your kitchen that can do the job more effectively than even the best of diet plans?

Several of these foods have even found a place in Ayurveda and the Satvik diet due to their weight loss and ssytem cleansing properties.

Here we look at everyday Indian foods that would help you lose weight in no time:

#1 Ajwain seeds
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These can definitely be called the seeds of good health. Not only do they correct all your digestion-related disorders, they also help burn belly fat quickly. This why many mothers/mid-wives/ women ask new mums to have ajwain water after delivery.

Ajwain seeds also help in relieving indigestion, flatulence and also help treat respiratory disorders. For effective weight loss, boil a tablespoon of ajwain seeds in a litre of water and have it throughout the day when cool.

#2 Moong dal

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If there’s one dal that you should eat every day for weight loss and one that is loaded with all the nutrients and vitamins it has to be Moong dal, especially the yellow one.

Packed with vitamins A, B, C and E and minerals, such as calcium, iron and potassium, dieticians often recommend that you eat moong dal instead of the staple toor dal as it has more benefits and lesser calories.

It also contains protein and fibre which is why it keeps you full for a longer period of time. One-half cup of boiled moong beans provides 106 calories. Enjoy a bowl of moong dal for lunch or dinner with phulkas or just have it as sprouts to enjoy it’s weight-loss benefits.

3. Lauki/Dhoodhi

An excellent negative calorie food, one bowl of simple, home-cooked lauki or dhoodhi sabji contains only 73 calories, which is way less than other vegetables. It is also rich in dietary fibre and helps keep stomach ailments such as constipation, flatulence and even piles at bay.

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As it is low in calories it promotes weight loss and the vitamins and minerals present in it keep the body nourished and curbs hunger pangs. Have a bowl of simple lauki sabji at lunch or dinner or have a glass of lauki juice every morning on an empty stomach for better results.

#4. Lapsi Rava/ Broken wheat/Dalia

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For those who are looking for a good, fibre rich substitute for rice, broken wheat (also known as lapsi rava and dalia) is all you need.

It is a digestion-boosting food and is packed with fibre and manganese, which keep you full for a long time. Another reason for it’s weight loss benefits is that it takes a longer time to digest and stays in the system for sometime, improving satiety.

It is high in protein and low in fat or calories and provides you nutrients without piling on the pounds.

#5 Sabja


As they have a natural tendency to expand when soaked in water, sabja seeds keep you full, thus aiding in weight loss. They also keep the body satiated and provide it with the required nutrients and fiber.

Did you know one tablespoon of sabja seeds contain 21 calories, 2 grams of protein, 4 grams of carbs and 0.5 grams of fat? The seeds are also loaded with vitamins A, E, K, B vitamins, magnesium, fibre, calcium and potassium.

6 Chaas or buttermilk

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Buttermilk can be an excellent health drink to boost your weight loss plans. 100ml of buttermilk contains only 45 calories and substituting it for snacks and other sugary drinks can be a better idea.

It is rich in nutrients and vitamins buttermilk is packed with protein, calcium, potassium and vitamins. It also helps in washing down fat, oil or ghee and improves digestion.

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