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Dry fruits for weight loss

Are you also one of those people who are struggling between their love for good taste and desire to have a slim and healthy body? Do you have a habit of munching in small time intervals which does not let you get that body you desire for? If your answer to above questions is yes, then you are certainly at the right place as we have a magical solution for your problem. It is often believed that nuts should not be consumed while dieting due to their large calorie content but there are many other dry fruit benefits too like reducing cravings. If you are interested to know how to lose weight with the help of dry fruits, then have a look!

1. Dates

The first thing that you will say that how will dates help in weight loss when they are loaded with so many carbohydrates. But there are many other less known benefits of dates like good protein content, presence of unsaturated fatty acids and high fibre content which surely help in losing weight by reducing inflammation, boosting metabolism, increasing satiety, improving endurance and stamina and prevent overeating. A 100 g serving of dates is a perfect intake for weight loss. You can consume dates raw or can have them with milk or can even add small pieces of dates in your favourite cereal or salad.

2. Pistachios

Very much low in calorie, high in vitamins, proteins, fibre, iron, healthy fats and magnesium- pistachios form a healthy, nutritious and a tasty snack for people aiming for weight loss. Consuming small portions of pistachios not only keep you full for long hours but also reduce inflammation and curbs hunger pangs. They can simply be eaten by shredding their shells and then popping them in the mouth. 40 to 60 g of pistachios are ideal for one-time consumption and prove to be a tasty and nutritious snack which gives a break from the regular boring dieting food.

3. Almonds

This nut is one of the magical dry fruits which is low in calories and at the same time very nutritious even when taken in small amounts. Almonds are high in protein, fibre, antioxidants, monosaturated fats, vitamin E and magnesium which makes it a superfood. Not only helpful in losing weight but consumption of almonds can also help in maintaining overall health of the body as almonds help in reducing the “bad” cholesterol levels in the body, promoting the skin health, maintaining the blood sugar level, improving the digestive system and healthy bowel movement. Almonds are often termed as a low-calorie snack and 20 to 30 g of them can be consumed on a daily basis by shredding them in salads or cereals or by roasting them and munching them to curb hunger pangs.

4. Dried Apricots

Dried Apricots are perfect for a weight loss and health package as they apart from being low calorie they are rich in several other essential nutrients like potassium, calcium, magnesium, fibre etc. Moreover, they have the capacity to keep you hunger free for almost around 5 hours. Apart from promoting weight loss, they curb hunger craving, improve digestion and fasten the metabolism too. These small dried fruits can be consumed either in morning after soaking them overnight or by adding the soaked dried apricots in the yogurt and thus making a healthy shake. Although a perfect low-calorie and low-fat snack, they must be consumed according to your diet break up.     

Dry fruits are literally weight loss supplements when consumed carefully as a part of a healthy nutritious diet plan. So, what are you waiting for, go ahead and try dieting now with your weight loss catalyst friends!

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