Indian Food for the New Year Diet

August 27, 2013

It is the time of the year when many people are resolving to improve their eating habit. After the holiday period where many people increased their food intake to extremes, a lot feel as though they should concentrate their efforts on healthier eating. Alongside saving money, an increase in health and fitness is probably the most desirable change to be made in a person’s life.

There is a widespread misconception however that by improving eating habits, the enjoyment attached to it has to be sacrificed. This immediately puts people off and may disincline them to even begin eating healthier and improving fitness in the first place. They may believe that they have to forego many of their favourite foods and cuisines. Fortunately, Indian Cuisine is not one of the foods that have to be sacrificed. A meal at an Indian Restaurant can still make up part of a successful diet.

Fish Masala is one of the healthiest and most beneficial meals that you can enjoy from an Indian Restaurant due to its low calorie count and abundance of positives. Fish is very high in a wide number of different vitamins and minerals. Omega 3, vitamin D, vitamin B2, calcium, phosphorus, iron, zinc, iodine, magnesium and potassium are all found in abundance in many forms of fish.

Omega 3 in particular contains many beneficial attributes including controlling blood pressure and reducing the chance of heart attacks and strokes. It can also aid brain development and fend off depression, ADHD, Alzheimer’s, dementia and diabetes. The spices found in Fish Masala can serve to increase metabolism which is a key factor in weight loss.

Saag Aloo contains many of the so-called ‘super foods’ that render many positive results. Saag is spinach and spinach has been synonymous with healthy living, vitality and strength ever since Popeye burst onto the scene. Spinach is particularly helpful in reducing the risk of bowel and colon cancer. As a natural diuretic, spinach helps cleanse a person’s insides and improve regularity. Furthermore, spinach can help the skin retain moisture, fending off dry skin problems.