We will cook the food steamed, grilled, baked or sautéed with a little olive oil, we will not abuse the salt and, in any case, we will always choose sea salt. All vegetables are essential in weight loss diets or to maintain our ideal weight. In addition, some of them help us lose weight more quickly thanks to its properties to eliminate fat and liquids. Discover which are the main vegetables that you should include in your daily menus.
Vegetables, Allies to Lose Weight
Green leafy vegetables and lettuce in particular, are foods rich in vitamins and minerals, including magnesium.
“They also contain a lot of fiber and are highly satiating, so it should be combined with other meals daily”.
Lettuce also has relaxing effects. This will help us avoid the anxiety that slimming diets can cause. We can consume it raw in salads but also cooked, in soup or in puree.
Onion is an excellent option to include in all kinds of dishes if we want to lose weight, since it helps us to eliminate liquids and avoid constipation. It also helps control blood sugar levels. If we do not have problems digesting it, we can consume it raw in salads or as a garnish. Although we can also take it in creams, grilled or make onion broths . The latter is recommended to combat fluid retention.
A vegetable with a high water content and very low in calories, so it is ideal to satiate. We will eat it in salads or as garnish. In addition, if it is tender and ecological we can also eat it with its skin. A recipe of Greek tradition that we can prepare as a delicious and light appetizer consists of cutting the cucumber into strips and presenting it with a yogurt sauce, garlic powder, sea salt and some aromatic herb. The combination of wet cucumber in the sauce is delicious. We can also prepare a simple green gazpacho beating or liquefying cucumber, parsley and fresh basil with a clove of garlic, lemon juice, olive oil and a little sea salt. A very refreshing and diuretic drink.
Broccoli is a vegetable with many health properties, and in this case, being low in sodium and calories, and instead very rich in fiber, is ideal for weight loss. This vegetable helps us fight fat and also its habitual consumption helps us to protect ourselves from diseases such as cancer. We recommend not cooking it too much, so that it conserves its properties. An indicator will be that it keeps its green color and a slightly crunchy texture.
The garlic, a medicated food we should consume daily if we do not feel bad. It is essential not only for health in general but also to lose weight. Since it has the property to help eliminate fat deposits. To benefit from its properties we should consume it raw, for example making the famous Tibetan garlic cure. If it is hard to take it raw we can try to eat it well rubbed in a toast of wholemeal bread, which will soften its effects in the stomach. We can also choose capsules or tablets sold in pharmacies and dietetics.
How do we Cook them?
If we want to lose weight we will always avoid frying vegetables, and instead we will choose to steam, grilled, baked or sauteed with a little olive oil. Also, we will not abuse the salt and we will always choose sea salt. Finally, we can use some dressings that will help us to enhance the slimming effects of vegetables. For example, if we use spices such as cayenne or ginger, we will accelerate our metabolism and increase energy expenditure. If we have problems to digest some vegetables or cause us gas, it is best to add a little cumin or anise at the time of cooking. We can also dress with a little lemon juice or a few drops of apple cider vinegar, which help improve digestion and burn fat.