The festive mood is in the air & its that time of the year again! It’s time for heavy indulgence in sweets & foods making our taste buds relish the prime of Indian Food! There are plenty of natural ways to ensure that you make the most of the festivities at the same time keeping your health in check. Indian food culture is totally full of natural ingredients that are inexpensive, widely available and know for their health benefiting properties. We bring to you five common kitchen ingredients that are desi superfoods.
It’s a known fact that Amla is loaded with properties that promote our overall well-being. It’s extremely rich in vitamin C. Amla juice is the best way to include this in your diet. It strengthens immunity, revs up metabolism, aids goods digestion, flushes out toxins, helps regulate blood sugar and cholesterol level, and promotes liver health.
Moringa leaves are an excellent option to be added to your diet containing three times more iron than spinach. Every part of the drumstick tree can be put to some use, from the roots, leaves and even the flower. This is a common featuring in South Indian Cuisines.
These tiny seeds are packed with essential vitamins, dietary fibre, copper, calcium, iron, omega 3 fatty acids among other vital nutrients & are also known as basil seeds. Including sabja seeds in your daily diet will facilitate a natural way to detox. Add a teaspoon of seeds in your smoothies, shakes or even sprinkle atop salads.
This magical everyday spice is loaded with health benefiting properties, from anti-inflammatory, antibacterial to antiseptic. Turmeric milk is suggested as one of the natural ways to boost immunity and rev up metabolism.
Ajwain is a powerhouse of nutrients. Ajwain oil is commonly used in balms and medicinal oils to relieve headache and nausea. It is great for digestion, take a tablespoon and add in litre of water, sip throughout the day to help weight loss.
Until next time, keep healthy!