The whole world is obsessed about weight-loss and getting a sleek figure. Wherever you go, you find pills to lose weight and herbal teas that guarantee weight loss. Some companies have even gone to an extent of inventing gadgets like calorie reader spoons and electric powered waist belts that reduce belly fat. While a majority of us are obsessed about are weight and read diet tips for weight loss, there are a few who are actually trying to add some fat to their body. An athletic figure may surely seem appealing to many. But those who are thin, do feel disheartened at times, when they can’t find clothes or accessories that fit them.
As there are very few resources available on weight-gain, I personally thought it would be appropriate to write an article on weight-gain through Indian foods. You may ask why Indian foods in particular? Well, Indian cuisine offers an assorted range of recipes that are high in nutrition and have a high content of healthy fats. Moreover, they are easy to modify as per individual requirements. So here it is. A complete Indian healthy food guide that helps in natural weight gain.
The key to develop muscle mass is to increase the consumption of healthy calories and proteins. It is by slowly increasing the quantity of their meals and with regular physical exercise that an individual gains weight. Vegetarian Indian recipes that include low fat dairy products like milk and cheese, almonds, walnuts, dried beans, soybeans and chickpeas aid in increasing body mass. Chapatis made of multi grain flour, with a starchy vegetable dish like potato, carrots, green peas, sweet potatoes, beetroot, etc. increase the calories while providing the right amount of nutrition to the body. Including more of colorful and leafy vegetables in your diet balances the nutrition and calorie level.
Many stereotype that Indian food recipes cater only to vegetarians. However this is not true. India has a rich cuisine that offers delicacies for meat lovers too. Adding a small serving of lean ground beef, steaks, chicken breast, pork, ham and lamb on a daily basis helps in steady weight gain. Any sea food that includes salmon, tuna, shrimps and cod should also be included in diet as they are highly nutritious and help build lean muscle. As per the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010, 10 -35% of an adult’s daily calorie intake should be sourced from proteins. That is about 45-157.5 grams of protein per day. As whole eggs are rich in proteins and vitamins, you can also include them in your diet. However be mindful of what you eat, as eggs are high in cholesterol too.
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