Tandoori chicken for weight loss? Myth or fact

A non-vegetarian’s love for chicken cannot be explained in words and naturally so, it is difficult for them to eliminate it from their diet, even if it is for weight loss. But the good news is that you do not have to give up your favourite chicken for anything, not even weight loss. This is because chicken is a pure and rich source of protein, which is great for losing weight.
Why is chicken healthy for weight loss?
The protein content of the chicken helps your body burn fat more effectively and keeps you fuller for longer. But for keeping your chicken healthy, you need to source it from a local farm and avoid the frozen options as it has preservatives and lacks nutrients.

The best way to have chicken for weight loss
The best way to cook chicken is by grilling them, stir frying it or adding it in stews to reap maximum benefits. There is no doubt that one should avoid having fried chicken or chicken prepared in the restaurants as they are loaded with calories. If you want to enjoy your chicken without any guilt, have homemade tandoori or roasted chicken, chicken salad or soup, especially when you are trying to lose weight.

What exactly is tandoori chicken?
When whole raw chicken is marinated using flavours, seasoning, curd, lemon juice, spices and cooked under high temperature in a tandoor, the result is a nice tangy and spicy tandoori chicken. It is rich in fats and proteins and the best part is it has no carbohydrates. Chicken wings and chicken legs contain 18 grams of fat and 20 grams of protein.

For all those looking to grow muscles, chicken breast is the lean source of protein and best for you.

The main problem with tandoori chicken lies in the marination. In restaurants, the salt and spices used are high in sodium, which is not at all good for health. So, if you are eating chicken at a restaurant, do not have it more than 1-2 times a week. And for weight loss nothing is better than a homemade tandoori chicken.

by TNN

Times of India