Winter is associated with many things and weight gain is one of them. Due to slower rate of metabolism and more hours spending on cozy blankets, several people fall in trap of weight gain during this time of year. Also, food becomes extra delicious in winters. So, you end up eating considerably more in the season of soups and snowflakes. But what if, we told you a tasty way to lose weight this winter? Sounds great right. Keep reading to unlock this mantra.
This wonder food is none other than your very favorite corns. Of course you have it all round the year as popcorn, 'the movie snack' or as corn flakes, 'the low carb breakfast' or as 'the most amazing toppings'. But exclusively in winters, you get to enjoy corn on the cobs. Now several myths and misconceptions roam around these wonderful food items. Whether it is grain or a vegetable? Whether it makes you gain or lose weight? Let's segregate the truth from the myth.
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Corn is a veggie-cum-grain and is a rich source of fiber, lutein and vitamin C. Moreover, it contains much more antioxidants as compared to any other grain. It promotes healthy vision and also improves the quality of hair. The antioxidants help your body to keep cancer and heart ailments at bay. This is why, you must include these in your diet.
So, what about the weight gaining myth? Well, perhaps everything except water contains traces of fat. Corn does contain fructose. But this amount of sugar is roughly one fourth of that of an apple, while the amount of calories both hold are almost equal.
Only the portion and frequency of its consumption makes the significant difference. You just have to be careful not to rely solely on corn cobs for survival in the winter. And also, avoid the temptation to add butter to make it even tastier.
Being loaded with calories and fiber, often one corn cob is sufficient to curb your hunger of one setting, usually snacks. The calorie contents in each ear fall between 85 to 115 calories, depending upon its size. Thus, it acts as an ideal substitute for your fat-rich snacks. Also, it can be prepared in various types such as by roasting, boiling and as a salad.
So, go for this tasty and healthy food this winter and prohibit the extra calories from finding its way to your body.