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Include pumpkin in your diet to lose weight

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To utilize pumpkin as a weight loss food, you will need to substitute it for a food in your diet that is higher in calories. Take for instance, if you are having a high-protein salad for dinner as a part of your weight loss regime, you can replace it with a healthy pumpkin soup. Not only is this vegetabe low in calories but it is also high on fibre.

Since it is high on fibre, it helps in keeping apetite in check by slowing down overall digestion. The disease fighting nutrients in pumpkin like vitamins, potassium and magnessium help in improving your immunity too. Isn’t it a superfood? Wondering how to cook it make it a delight for the taste buds? There are a lot of different things that one can do with a pumpkin. Though the traditional pie is not the one which you would want to binge on if you are planning to lose weight, there are a lot of other dish that will help you achieve your goal. Here are a few recipes made out of pumpkin that will help you in losing weight:

The pumpkin wonder soup-

Roast some cumin seeds and then crush them. Take a spoon of olive oil and saute three pieces of garlic in it. Take a cup of pumpkin puree and add it to the sauteed garlic. Add a pnch of freshly grated ginger to it and add half a cup of water to the mixture. Add salt and let it boil for a while. Add a pinch of black pepper and savour the delicious soup.

The simple Indian pumpkin broth

Heat a small spoon of oil and put medium-sized pumpkin pieces to it. Fry a little and add a teaspoon of ginger and cumin paste and salt to it. After frying the spices for a while, add water to it. Keep stirring it the pumpkin pieces become soft enough. Have this broth twice a day with chapatis.

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