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Trendy Diet Foods to Try out in 2018
What Actually is Meant by a Healthy Diet?
A healthy diet provides the body with all the essential vitamins, minerals and nutrients. It is all about eating smart and enjoying the food. A healthy diet not only promotes good health but also helps in maintaining the mood. Numbers and figures are all very well, but see that it does not take over your interests. A balanced diet is the one which should be focused. It plays a pivotal role in maintaining ideal body weight.
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Let us have a look at some simple and easy recipes which can be made briskly merely using 10 minutes of the span.
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Salads With a New Twist Like You Never Tried Before
The first thought which might strike your mind as soon as you hear the word salad is the raw fibre which includes green leafy vegetables, uncooked veggies and the regular seasoning. Now it is time to change this trend, let us look at some of these delicious salad recipes.
Midnight Tofu Salad With Tropical Lemon Dressing
Total Time: 15 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Veggies (all types)
1 tablespoon Butter
Salt (as per taste)
2 Garlic Cloves
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 Garlic clove (crushed)
1 teaspoon Apple Cider Vinegar
1 tablespoon Hung curd
1 teaspoon crushed Oregano
How to make Tofu salad:
Step 1: To make this lip-smacking tofu salad, take a shredder and carefully crumble tofu. Now take a chopping board and slice white onions, veggies, and shallots and keep aside. The rich color of the veggies is amazing! Then peel the garlic skin off and slice them into fine shaves.
Step 2: Saute garlic shaves, tofu, and all the ingredients together followed by adding finely powdered cumin, and black pepper. Let the ingredients know each other!
Step 3: Dressing
Whisk the hung curd gently followed by adding lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, crushed garlic, and oregano. Incorporate all the ingredients and set aside for few seconds. Finally, drizzle the dressing over tofu salad and enjoy!
Tofu, also known as beans curd is a plant-based protein food which is low in fat and sodium made from soy beans. It is low-carb, dairy-free, gluten-free, cholesterol-free, and vegan. It can make a good substitute for people who are trying to cut back on higher fat meals that include beef or other meats. It also helps to prevent certain cancers, the risk of heart disease and osteoporosis.
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How Does Healthy Diet Effect Your Mood?
Now you might be thinking how diet and mood are related. There are obvious reasons for this. Studies have proved that packaged foods, processed meat, sugary drinks, carbonated drinks, extremely oily foods can have an adverse effect on body and mind. They may lead to depression, bipolar disorder, stress, anxiety and in some case they may lead to ghastly diseases such as brain tumors.
Eating fresh fruits and vegetables, home cooked food and reducing the intake of sugars and fats can enhance the mood and lower down the risk of mental health issues.
Smoothies are simply fantastic. They could be included in any of your meals. They are the perfect food for any mood. The best part about this is you can throw in all kind of veggies and fruits and the result will almost be amazing. Have a look at some of the recipes.
Cranberry Raspberry Date Night
1/2 cup Cranberry juice
1/2 cup Raspberry juice
1/4 cup Lemonade juice
1/4 cup Orange juice
Put all the ingredients in a blender and whisk well. Pour into a tall glass, top it with some berries and enjoy!
Cranberries and Raspberries are referred to as superfoods due to their higher nutrient and antioxidant content. They are low in calories and are high in vitamin C, vitamin A, and vitamin K. They reduce the risk of obesity as well as the risk of fatty liver. A diet with a high proportion of fruits and vegetables has been shown to offer health benefits.
Banana and Coconut Drink
1 Ripe Banana
1 Cup Coconut milk
3 tablespoons Honey
1 teaspoon Cinnamon powder
Chopped Nuts( optional )
First, squash the banana with a fork to enhance its flavors. Then add cinnamon powder to it and cover the paste for few seconds. Next blend all the ingredients together and serve fresh with chopped nuts.
Bananas are high in sugars and calories than some other fruits but are necessarily not bad for health. It provides a nutritious dose of heart-healthy potassium, vitamin B6, manganese, and fiber. Eating a banana can provide the body with tremendous energy levels. However, coconut consists of lauric acid which increases good cholesterol levels in the body.
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Dragon Fruit and Yogurt Smoothie
1 Dragon Fruit
1/2 Cup Greek Curd
3 tablespoons Honey
Corn Kernels( optional )
Peel and cut the dragon fruit into chunks. Now deseed the apricots and slice them. Then put all of them into a blender and briskly churn them. Serve with crispy corn kernels topping and relish!
Dragon fruit is low in calorie and high in antioxidants and iron. It enhances digestion process and promotes metabolism. Whereas yogurt contains good bacteria(probiotic) which helps in increasing the immune system of the body.
Heavenly Oats Mud Cake (in a mug)
Powdered rolled oats (half cup)
3 tablespoons Unsalted butter
4 tablespoons Milk
4 tablespoons Warm water
5 tablespoons Powdered Sugar
1 teaspoon Baking soda
1 teaspoon Baking powder
3 heaps of Cocoa powder
Step 1: In a mug mix; powdered rolled oats, baking soda, baking powder, cocoa powder, powdered sugar (all dry ingredients) subsequently, followed by whisking gently all the liquid ingredients in another bowl.
Step 2: Now its time to mix all the dry and wet ingredients together. Incorporate all of them folding smoothly. Set aside the mixture for 2 minutes. Let the guys know each other!
Step 4: Pop the mug in oven and microwave for 2 minutes. There you have it, a dish filled with delicacy.
Oats are a very good source of fiber and are high in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Oats can lower cholesterol and increase excretion of bile acids, however, decreasing the risk of heart diseases. They can be included in any diet, especially gluten-free diets.
Diet and Its Importance
In the present lifestyle exercise and diet play a main role. They go really well with each other. Even though people do not get time to workout these days, they can still meet their fitness goals. This could be done only by eating healthy food. Here the strategy is the amount of calorie intake should be less than the number of calories burnt. This does not mean that you should starve yourself, instead you should eat foods that are high in fibre, high in protein and low in carbs to burn fat and build muscle mass. The foremost rule of a perfect diet is do not skip the breakfast. Kick-start your metabolism with a healthy and heavy breakfast no matter what it is. A healthy start-up can save you from choosing the wrong foods for the entire day! Moreover, it plays a key role in maintaining a healthy body weight.
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