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5 SUPER FOODS YOU SHOULD INCLUDE IN YOUR DIET THIS 2019!

SUPER FOODS - being the topic of discussion amongst everybody these days - we thought we really should throw some light onto this topic. 





What is SUPER FOOD?

superfood

ˈsuːpəfuːd/

noun

plural noun: superfoods

  1. a nutrient-rich food considered to be especially beneficial for health and well-being. ....but there are so many articles , blogs , discussions and opinions about what is good for our health and what is not. How do we know where to start or which is the right way to go?We believe the traditional Indian diet has always been the answer to a wholesome , nourished , balanced and healthy body when consumed correctly in the right quantity and in correct intervals.


OUR TOP 5 SUPER FOOD RECOMMENDATIONS:


1 - MORINGA OR DRUMSTICK

Moringa is increasing in popularity, and for good reason. In addition to being chock-full of protein, iron, and calcium - It is a good source of antioxidants that will help boost immunity, iron levels , calcium , vitamin A ,C & E. It is an effective tool to battle cancer , ageing , malnutrition and diabetes. Moringa is nothing but leaves of the drumstick, which is used in the sambhar (south indian origin)


2 - LOTUS SEEDS / MAKHANA

Move over Popcorn . It's time for Makhana / foxnutsWith popcorn being linked to cardiovascular diseases and hormonal problems , foxnuts have taken over!But our grandmothers have roasted these white , cotton-like balls with a bit of ghee , salt and pepper for centuries. Foxnuts are low in calories , rich in fibre and high in anti-oxidants. They contain high levels of magnesium , calcium , zinc and potassium. Now they are available in different flavours across the globe. Time for a new snack?


3 - GHEE

Cow ghee is considered to be one of the purest food items as per Indian culture. It's benefits have been mentioned time and again in different yogic and Ayurvedic texts. Ghee will help you to reduce or mobilise stubborn fat. Ghee is an essential fatty acid which is needed to assimilate vitamin D. Ghee also helps in constipation. Right from when a child is born , he is fed or massaged with ghee to strengthen bones , lubricate joints and build immunity. It is also known for its beauty and brain enhancing powers. With higher risks around oils , many are changing preference to ghee as cooking oil. It is because of its high smoking point , it's rich in Vitamin A,D,E,K and can reduce cholesterol.


4 - TURMERIC

Turmeric has been heralded by medical experts as a "wonder spice" for its ant-inflammatory benefits in aiding gastrointestinal issues. Turmeic contains curcumin, which aids in inflammation and heart health, and supports immunity. It's packed with immunity boosting properties , is antibacterial , antimicrobial , antifungal and is and antioxident.The use of turmeric in India dates to 5,000 years. It is one of the most common remedies that Indian households turn to for ailments like sore throat , cough , flu and insomnia.Should we say more?


5 - ALMONDS

Almonds are amongst the most famous and nutrient packed nuts. They boast an impressive nutrient profile containing ; Fibre , protein , Magnesium , Vitamin E and Manganese among others. They are high in antioxidants ,world's best source in Vitamin E , helps improve metabolic disease and type II diabetes , control blood pressure levels , lower cholesterol levels and promote weight loss. All things considered , almonds are as close to perfect as food could get!


Let's step into a healthier 2019 today!

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