We all munch on some chilghozay and moong phali every year as soon as the sweater-weather approaches. But little do we know how these can actually help us gain some chubbiness. Don’t really know much about those folks who already find themselves overweight, but those of you who are struggling with weight gain issues will surely find this piece a treat. Yes, something as flavorsome and simple as dry fruits can be your next best friend to gain a few kilos in this winter season when getting out of that super warm razaayi can be the hardest thing to do, gym jaana tou phir door ki baat, right?
Use this chilling rainy weather to your benefit this year, before it ends!
Cashew Nuts (Kaaju)
Whether you like them salted or plain, kaaju do not only taste great, you would barely find any better source of protein, good fats, and fiber. Fiber is needed by your body for a healthy digestive track and therefore, help in better absorption of nutrients from food. Cashews further contain good fats (also known as monosaturated fats) that are essential for your heart to pump more efficiently.
Peanuts (Moong Phali)
Whether you prefer them raw and crunchy or just cannot get enough of that peanut butter jar in your refrigerator, these babies are just the right source of dietary protein made of amino acids that are beneficial in muscle building. So the next time it rains and your mother takes out that sack of moong phaliyan from the kitchen cabinet, you know what do to!
Along with the vital proteins and mono-saturated fat compounds, almonds contain vitamins (most significantly Vitamin E) and minerals that are best for your body, hair as well as skin. These minerals include iron, magnesium and phosphorous. All you need is an intake of one ounce per day or every other day, to add up to a good amount of calories by the end of the week. Weight gain guaranteed, no?
These dried grapes add such a delight to our desserts, but have you ever thought what an excellent option they are for helping us with weight gain? Raisins contain a good amount of carbs and sugars, giving your body an instant boost and facilitating weight gain as they also contain fibers.
A lot of times you hear health experts debating over whether pistachios put your body at risk for weight gain or not, therefore those who are on a controlled diet are advised not to consume them in a high amount. As for those who are into gaining weight, munch away! These contain saturated fats and each pista carries four calories only, which makes it overall a pretty low-calorie food.
Somewhat, these are the least preferred dry fruits when it comes to the young generation picking them. Maybe because of their slightly bitter taste, but when taken in a considerate amount for a period of six months can lead to a healthier body and definite weight gain. Walnuts are also pretty high in energy so they help in keeping your metabolism smooth.