A big YES! Rice does not contain fat and is rich in number of nutrients like Vitamin B. It is easily digestible. It is a staple food of India and when consumed with Dal, forms a very healthy protein rich meal. It can be eaten in any form like poha, rice Idli, Pulao, Murmura, etc.
Oil is a very important ingredient for Indian dishes. It adds flavours to the food. It contains various nutrients like Vitamin E, essential fatty acids, Omega3 and some risk of cancer and LDL (Low Density Lipoproteins) levels. So, choosing right oil is in our hands. Studies recovered that the healthiest to cook food is using ghee and cold- pressed oils like coconut, mustard, groundnut, sesame oil.
The only way to lose weight is to eat clean and do regular exercise for at least 30 mins. And eating clean doesn’t only mean that you should eat out all your cravings. Your diet should be balanced with right proportion of carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins and minerals. You should avoid having carbonated drinks, excess salt, refined foods, added sugars and processed foods. Eat home cooked food as much as you can.
No! Carbohydrates and fats are two different nutrients and both are very essential parts of our diet. Carbohydrates contribute to satiety, i.e., they keep us full for longer time and hence, stop us from eating unhealthy/junk food. Carbohydrates in our diets are in the form of rice, bajra, whole wheat, jowar, amaranth, etc. They are also rich in fibre that aids in digestion and keeps us away from bloating/constipation issue and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).
There are various plant based sources of protein which are as follows- Soybeans, Rajma, Chhole, Dal, Lobia, paneer, milk, curd, peas, watermelon seeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, almonds, cashews, pista, peanuts.