Be it pakoda or bhajiya, monsoon reminds us of lip-smacking delicacies. But with the season slowing down your digestion, it's not really advisable to have fatty food.
This year we bring you low-calorie recipes to make your monsoon memorable.
*Benefits:Mozzarela contains vitamin B6, niacin, riboflavin, thiamine, biotin and fat-soluble vitamins such as A, D and E. Kiran Sawhney, nutritionist and fitness expert says, "Low in fat and high in calcium and proteins, mozarella cheese should be in your diet as it's very healthy unlike other cheese. It's equivalent to having paneer (cottage cheese)."
*Benefits:Dr Leena Saju, dietetics controller at Delhi's Artemis Hospital says, "Rich in iron, fibre and protein, lotus stem helps reduce blood cholesterol, sugar, body weight and constipation."
*Benefits:Lovneet Batra, chief clinical nutritionist, at Delhi's Fortis La Femme says, "Tomato is a rich source of vit C , vit A and lycopene. A strong antioxidant, it can help in boosting immunity and nourish your skin and hair. It is also a good source of folic acid which is vital nutrient for women especially those of child bearing age." This fruit can also keep your blood pressure in check and prevent the formation of cancerous cells.
*Benefits:The body's digestive capability goes down during monsoon. Sawhney says, "Quinoa, the superfood helps in digestion and is also an excellent source of protein and fibre. It is ideal for people who wants to reduce the feeling of bloating and lose weight."
*Benefits:Batra says, "Chocolate is a good source of flavanoids and antioxidant. It can decrease bad cholesterol and increase good cholesterol and lower blood pressure levels."