Sarson ka Saag during your weight loss journey?


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Sarson ka Saag during your weight loss journey?

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Makki ki roti + Saag weight gain

For a lot of us, winter means Makki Ki Roti and Sarson ka Saag. It is a staple food in a lot of homes during the winter season. Do you think you can have Sarson ka Saag during your weight loss journey? And without a doubt, there are plenty of reasons why it makes a good meal in winters apart from being tasty.

All about Makki atta and Sarson ka Saag during your weight loss journey

Makki is gluten-free and very much filling to meet the extra energy your body needs during winters. It is a good source of potassium. Sarson ka Saag has its benefits. It is rich in iron and other minerals. There is nothing wrong with having it.

But the way we have it is the actual culprit?

And probably is the reason for your winter gain. Here are a few reasons why –
1 – Saag is generally cooked and heated multiple times. This destroys all the nutrients in it.
2 – People add a lot of butter/ghee to make saag tastier. Overcooking also means adding butter/ghee to it again and again. All of this extra ghee/butter leads to weight gain.
3 – Makki ki Roti is also fried or garnished with ghee/butter too.
4 – Corn (Makki) is very high on the glycemic index which makes it unfavorable for people looking to lose weight and people who are diabetic.
5 – Moreover, this combination is not suitable for people suffering from digestive issues and having severe gastric issues.

Here is how to enjoy Makki ki Roti and Sarson ka Saag during your weight loss journey?

1 – Avoid eating it outside. Most of the places that serve it add a lot of ghee/butter to make it tastier and preserve it for a long.
2 – If you are having saag, have it in one meal a day (preferably afternoon).
3 – Don’t store saag and refry or reheat it again and again. So, try to make it fresh each time you want to have it.
4 – You can cook your saag in Ghee. Don’t add a lot of butter/ghee to saag after it is cooked.
5 – Don’t fry or garnish your Makki ki Roti.
6 – If you are having Makki ki Roti alone, add vegetables like reddish, carrot, and methi to make it more nutritious and tasty.


You can also add Oat Bran to Makki ki Roti to make it more fibre rich and hearty.

For all the conscious foodies 😛 here are some other guilt-free recipes you can try:
1. Healthy Oil-free Channa Masala

2. High Protein Pav Bhajhi

Bottom line

Makki ki Roti and Sarso ka Saag look so innocent. But it can lead to a lot of weight gain if you are not having it the proper way. We never say to avoid good/tasty Indian homemade foods. We just want to make you aware of how these should be consumed without worrying about weight gain.

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