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Updated by Sanchita Jain on Oct 24, 2018
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5 Reasons Why Home-Cooked Indian Food will make you Lose Weight

Indian food has got a bad reputation among health freaks across the world as a cuisine with high calories, cholesterol and grease. But here's why Indian cuisine is one of the best ones for wieght loss.

Presence Of Health-Boosting Spices

From cloves to cardamom, to jeera, to turmeric and to ginger, Indian cuisines make use of spices with incredible health benefits. Most of these spices have now been turned into supplements by the western world, but our everyday meals already have the advantage of these health-boosting spices that perform functions like boosting digestion, immunity and control blood sugar levels, etc. All of these are important functions to ensure a healthy weight loss.

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Presence Of Healthful Oils

Presence Of Healthful Oils

Traditional Indian cooking involves preparing food in healthy oils like mustard oil, coconut oil and peanut oil. Admittedly, refined vegetable oils have now made their way into Indian kitchens and into our cuisine, but since ancient times were prepared in these healthful oils, which have healthy fats. Coconut oil, in particular, has emerged as a superfood, which not only fights cholesterol, but also aides weight loss.

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Presence Of Numerous Superfoods

Presence Of Numerous Superfoods

Indian meals contain what the western world has now come to recognise as superfoods. There are numerous examples of 'superfoods' in our kitchens, including everyday ingredients like ghee and turmeric, which fight inflammation in the body and prevent weight gain, when consumed in the right quantity and manner.

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Absence Of Processed Foods

Absence Of Processed Foods

Indian meals are hardly ever prepared using processed or packaged foods. A bulk of our dishes use fresh ingredients, from freshly ground masalas to freshly prepared breads. We also have a wealth of a variety of healthy carbohydrates that we use in our dishes. It is a fact well known that processed foods not only make you gain weight, but are also bad for your overall health.emphasized text

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Variety Of Cuisines And Ingredients

Variety Of Cuisines And Ingredients

The sheer variety of ingredients and dishes that is present on the Indian subcontinent is unmatched. It's important for someone watching their weight to have a number of different healthy recipes to rely on and Indian cuisine provides that luxury of choice. So, if you learn to cook Indian food, you can never run of ideas for healthy meals.