We have heard a lot of ways to shed those extra kilos. Half of the newspaper advertisements are talking about how you could get back into shape and so on and on. But there are also some people who are either underweight or too skinny. Honestly, being either too thin or too fat isn’t healthy. The reasons these people just don’t put on weight varies. It could be due to their high metabolism or genetics or due to certain deficiencies. Either way, it is not a good sign.
Ayurveda has some holistic solutions in the form of natural foods for those looking to put on weight. With its emphasis on ‘balance’ in the body, Ayurveda recommends 3 wholesome meals a day. Also, timely eating helps the body to be nourished.
Here is a list of 7 foods you must include in your diet to load up on good fats:
- Ghee: As kids, we were fed dal rice with ghee. Seems like it had a scientific backing. If you want to gain weight, you must have ghee regularly. If you don’t like its taste, you could mix it with rice or just apply it on your rotis. Not only is it good for your stomach and overall health but it is also excellent for your skin.
- Custard apple: This sweet fruit is your go-to for weight gain. Apart from acting as a hunger stimulant, it also counteracts anorexia.
- Ginger: Remember how our grandparents advised us to have ginger as a part of our meal daily? We must thank them now! This is because ginger helps in solving most of the stomach woes. Furthermore, it is a great hunger stimulant.
- Chamomile: This one is a natural appetite stimulant. Consuming this regularly will automatically help you to feel hungry in regular intervals. It also reduces stress and anxiety and that fosters better digestion.
- Gentian: Apart from inducing hunger, this wonder herb helps in absorbing the fats right away in the body. Just like many other bitter herbs, this one too, helps in increasing your appetite.
- Chyavanprash: As kids, most of us may have been fed this synergic appetite stimulant. It is not only good to induce hunger, but also excellent for providing nutrition.
Aishwarya Iyer is a chai-vanist, Murakami fan, considerate companion and a bubbly speaker with a fanaticism for fitness.