No one likes to be skinny. Okay, some people do. But that’s not exactly healthy. If your weight is below the Body mass index (BMI), then you should do something about it. No, we are not saying that you embark on an eating spree.
There are various ways to gain weight in a healthy fashion and increase the metabolism rate of your body. Here are five foods you must consume to be able to ensure that:
1. Dried Pulses & Beans:
Soybeans and chickpeas are rich in calories and make amazing salads. Boil them, add a couple of vegetables such as onions and olives, garnish the dish with lime and you have a healthy salad. Various kinds of dried pulses (dal) are rich in protein and fiber.
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2. Dairy Products:
To gain weight quickly, eat one cup of “dahi” to strengthen your intestines. You can include cheese or Indian cottage cheese in your daily intake. Regular milk products are high in calories and also help you increase the calcium levels in your body. It’s a win-win everywhere!
Rice also comes in many brands and kinds. Brown rice, particularly, comprises high calories and is rich in fibre and micronutrients. To add some spice and taste to the otherwise boring rice dishes, you can add lots of nuts and dried fruits. Khichri, Idli and Kheer are popular rice dishes!
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4. Vegetable Curry:
Green, leafy vegetables as it is are high in nutrition. If you want to have something wholesome, add a few potatoes in spinach curry and you have a dish before you that is nutritious, rich in fiber and of course, let’s you gain weight quickly!
Never stop eating Indian breads ever. They are usually made of whole-grain wheat flour. You can even mix the flour with millet (bajra or jawar) or ground nuts and flaxseeds. Have “tandoori roti”, butterless “naan” or simple roti to please your taste buds.
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Contrary to popular belief, there are many options for a vegetarian also! All you have to do is make sure you include all kinds of vegetables and beans in your diet. If you restrict yourself, then you are bound to get bored of what you eat and leave dieting mid-way.