Hello everyone this is Lovneet Batra your health expert and clinical nutritionist and you're listening to my podcast Nutrition By Lovneet.
Today's podcast is about reducing belly fat. Now, when it comes to belly fat, and I've said this before, no one food in particular, can make or break your fat loss goals, but definitely, there are certain foods that demand special attention because of all the benefits, they come with Moong Daal, an Indian staple that is from lentil family, definitely deserves that attention from khichdi to Pongal to the dal tadka. It's definitely very very popular in India and can be had in many many different ways. But why is Moong Daal a good idea for reducing belly fat?
Well, Moong Daal is packed with protein and fibre and eating more leads to an increase in the satiety hormone cholecystokinin, which helps you stay full for longer. And in fact, it also keeps junk food cravings at bay. Isn't that wonderful, so it's basically really helping you stabilize your hunger hormone. And what is that one trick that works very well for sustainable fat loss, winning the battle over hunger hormones?
If you have your cravings and control, that is the foundation step for sustainable fat loss. Now moong dal sprouts are also a very good source of B vitamins. B vitamins are very closely, interacting with us cells for energy metabolism. They help with better energy utilization, which means our body actually creates energy in cells, in spite of storing it as fat. So it helps in mobilizing fat stores.
It is definitely not carb-free moong daal does give you good quality carbs, but you don't need to be on a carb-free diet to lose fat. You just need to make sure that when you're having your carb, you're having it in the right combination. So you can have moong daal as a moong sprouts salad you can have it as a chilla, as a weakened omelette, you can enjoy moong dal khichdi with rice, as a light lunch option, it makes for a good post-workout meal in form of a chilla.
So there are just so many ways you can enjoy this superfood for fat loss Mondal is also packed with folic acid, it is a good source of magnesium that can help you de-stress relieve anxiety. It can help you sleep better. So if you are sleeping better, if your stress hormones are under control.
That in itself creates an environment in our body that is conducive to fat-burning, rather than fat storing losing fat in our body is not just about burning calories and eating less, you need to create the right environment that helps your body de-stress that is nourishing fortifying and lets your organ system work in harmony.
There are many foods that would do that for you. And moong daal is one of those very easily available food items that you can enjoy, and at the same time use for belly fat burning.
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