How to add Garlic or Lahsun to your weight loss diet to cut belly fat fast- breakfast, lunch, dinner recipes  |  Photo Credit: Thinkstock
New Delhi: Garlic, or Lahsun in Hindi, is widely used as a flavouring agent in foods. This staple ingredient is also a powerful agent for burning belly fat and detoxification. Research suggests that garlic can offer a wealth of health benefits, including weight loss, when incorporated into a healthy, balanced diet. What’s more, this superfood goes well with almost every dish, from seafood and steak to salads and breads.
There is evidence that suggests garlic can be beneficial for health in many ways such as lowering unhealthy fats in the blood which helps reduce overall cholesterol and improve heart health. Studies show garlic may help naturally lower blood sugar. Garlic also contains compounds with potent medicinal properties that can help treat a variety of ailments. Read – 5 ways garlic is good for your heart health – detoxifies, reduces hypertension, cholesterol, prevents diseases
How garlic can aid in weight loss
Garlic is highly nutritious yet very low in calories. It is a great source of in vitamin C, vitamin B6, manganese, fibre, and other nutrients that promote health and aid weight loss. The popular ingredient seems to raise the body’s metabolism, which may lead to a reduction in unhealthy fat levels.
A 2011 study published in The Journal of Nutrition found a link between garlic and increased fat-burning. It is claimed that garlic also activates the satiety hormone that reduces your chances of overeating and lessens your cravings for unhealthy food. Read – Garlic-honey formula for weight loss: Consume this every morning to burn belly fat like crazy (Watch video)
How to use garlic in your weight loss diet plan – Healthy recipe ideas for your breakfast, lunch and dinner
Garlic is delicious, nutritious and can easy to incorporate into your diet. You can use a bit of minced garlic in soups, savour dishes, or pair it with most fat-burning foods. Here are a few recipe ideas with garlic:
Breakfast: Try adding minced garlic to your breakfast – egg scramble or omelet – to kickstart your weight loss every morning.
Lunch: Garlic is really delicious with fried rice or any veggies cooked in a skillet. Just make some cauliflower rice with onion, garlic, frozen peas carrots for a tasty and healthy alternative to white rice. Add homemade teriyaki sauce and a touch of sesame oil.
Dinner: Garlic and steak? Yes, they are a perfect pairing that will ignite your taste buds. But, opt for lean cuts, round and top sirloin for high-quality protein.
Garlic isn’t just delicious and nutritious, it’s an excellent addition to your weight loss diet plan. However, you must talk to your doctor if you are taking blood-thinning medications or have a bleeding disorder before including garlic in your diet.
Disclaimer: Tips and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purpose only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or a dietician before starting any fitness programme or making any changes to your diet.