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    HEALTHY SOUTH INDIAN TRADITIONAL FOOD

    Though South Indian dishes are healthy options, but people who are trying to lose their weight, need to control their calorie intakes. Because some of those are popular for their liberal use of oil and spices.

    Nowadays, individuals are becoming more health conscious. We want to be healthy and fit in today’s corporate life. But we tend to gain weight due to the comforts and luxury of contemporary style of living.

    To help you achieve success via your weight loss program, here is a healthy traditional south Indian foodchart for you.

    Start consuming ten pieces of almonds and a seasonal fruit every morning. Almonds, which are associated with rich antioxidants, essential fats and proteins, help in maintaining the cholesterol levels.  Eating fruit will help to boost your immunity and start every day in a healthy manner. Ten pieces of almonds include 78 calories.

     

    Moving on to breakfast, there are so many options of traditional south Indian foods. Try having two or three idles along with two teaspoons of dal chutney and one cup of sambhar. Apart from this, you can opt for one bowl of vegetable uttapam or one bowl of upma. These options are high protein and fibres rich food which will help in building muscle mass and immunity. Two to three idlis contain 133 calories. One bowl of sambhar includes 121 calories. Two teaspoons of chutney have 25 calories. One bowl of upma has 247 calories and one bowl of vegetable uttapam includes 250 calories.

    You can opt for small, frequent meals. This habit is better than having three large meals. Consume a glass of banana shake in the middle of the morning. Banana provides instant energy and beat hunger pangs in a healthy manner. One glass of banana shake contains 220 calories.

    Next, talking about lunch, start with one bowl of salad because it is rich in fibre and vitamins. A bowl of salad has 20 to 30 calories. But remember to not add heavy dressings like mayonnaise or cheese to it.  You can sprinkle some vinaigrette or olive oil if you wish. Consume one and a half cup of rice or two to three chapatis along with dal, some seasonal vegetables, rasam, sambhar or egg curry. But do not eat egg yolks as because these are high in cholesterol. After having the lunch have one bowl of curd or one glass of chhaas   (butter milk).

    In the evening, try to eat some snack items.  You can opt for an egg omlett or a mixed sprouts chaat. These cuisines contain around 100 calories.

    Moving on to dinner, choose lighter foods as because it will be easier for your digestive process to function properly. You could opt for a bowl of salad and a katori of rasam, dal or sambhar along with a dry vegetable.

    Try to drink one glass of milk before bedtime. Milk is rich in protein and calcium and it will help to clear your bowels in the next morning. Apart from these all, make sure to drink at least 6-7 glasses of water for every day.