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How to Choose your Fruits and Vegetables-3

Consumption of fruits and vegetables makes your diet healthier. Add one green leafy vegetable and fruit into your day. But how do you pick the best of them? Here are a few tips when you pick your fruits and veggies

 

Greens -Amaranth, coriander, curry leaves, methi, spinach.

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  • Should always be green and crisp

 

Root vegetable- Onions, carrots, beets, potatoes, sweet potatoes.

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  • It must have smooth skin, smell fresh.

  • Avoid choosing green potatoes & the ones with buds (sprouted).

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How to Curb Your Sugar Intake-3

Spice up your food            

                 

Spices add a dimension to food and help to get sugar cravings under control. Spices like nutmeg, cloves, cardamom, coriander, and cinnamon add natural sweetness to your food. So, add at least one of these spices to dishes, be it the curries, vegetables, rice or even salad dressing.

Herbs- Coriander

Herbs                                                                                                                                  

Herb is a flowering plant whose stem above ground does not become woody and persistent. Herbs are valued not only for its medicinal properties but also for the flavor they contribute to Indian dishes.

Coriander                  

                                                    

Coriander is a great source of potassium, iron, vitamin A, K and C, folic acid, magnesium and calcium. Therefore it is known all over the world for its medicinal properties.

Health benefits of Coriander

  • Rich source of vitamin C which is essential for healthy body and skin.
  •  Anti-diabetic properties, stimulates insulin production and helps maintain healthy blood sugar.
  • Its regular intake protects from food borne diseases due to its anti-bacterial properties.
  • Contains high amount of iron which helps to prevent anaemia.
  • Contains natural compounds which help to detox the body and remove all the traces of heavy toxic metals like lead, arsenic, mercury

Tip!!  Women particularly should include coriander seeds and fresh leaves in their diet to gain iron

Indian Junk Food – Samosa

                                                                                                              

Samosas, pav bhajis, pakoras are delicacies which no Indian can resist. Since these desi delights are rich in calorie content, regular indulgence can lead to abnormal cholesterol levels and increase of abdominal fat, besides paving the way to diseases like stroke, diabetes and blood pressure.

Samosa            

                                                                                                       

We simply love our evening chai with samosa whether or not it rains. But samosas wreak havoc on our diet by causing upset stomach, acidity, diabetes and obesity when consumed regularly. The samosa contains a maida flour shell stuffed with some filling, generally a mixture of mashed boiled potato, onion, green peas, spices and green chili and may have been fried in oil stored for several months, makes them unhygienic, and an absolute dietary villain.

Substitute with : Dhal Idli-

                                      

 

(Toor dhal soaked for about 2-4 hours and ground coarsely.  Add ground masala of green chillies, coconut, ginger, coriander & curry leaves with Dhal.  Make round or oval shape & steam in Idli stand in cooker for about 15-20 minutes). Serve hot during monsoon with or without chutney.

Herbs -Health benefits of Coriander

Herbs                                                                                                                               

Herb is a flowering plant whose stem above ground does not become woody and persistent. Herbs are valued not only for its medicinal properties but also for the flavor they contribute to Indian dishes.  

Coriander                                                          

Coriander is a great source of potassium, iron, vitamin A, K and C, folic acid, magnesium and calcium. Therefore it is known all over the world for its medicinal properties.

                                       

Health benefits of Coriander

  • Rich source of vitamin C which is essential for healthy body and skin.
  •  Anti-diabetic properties, stimulates insulin production and helps maintain healthy blood sugar.
  • Its regular intake protects from food borne diseases due to its anti-bacterial properties.
  • Contains high amount of iron which helps to prevent anemia.
  • Contains natural compounds which help to detox the body and remove all the traces of heavy toxic metals like lead, arsenic, mercury

Tip!!  Women particularly should include coriander seeds and fresh leaves in their diet to gain iron