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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).

Curry Leaves herbs

Curry leaves are herbs which are added to curries, stews, soups, legumes, and many such preparations not just for the flavour but they also provide many health benefits.

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Health benefits of Curry leaves

  • Diarrhoea: The carbazole alkaloids present in it play an important role in controlling diarrhoea.
  • The presence of antioxidants, vitamins and alkaloids helps in maintaining a healthy digestive Good source of vitamin A and help in maintaining good eyesight.
  • system.
  • Controls diabetes: help in controlling the blood glucose levels.
  • Cholesterol control: The antioxidants present help in controlling the LDL or bad cholesterol.
  • Reduces side effects of both chemotherapy and radiation therapy.

Tip!!  Taking curry leaves on a regular basis can nullify the effects of free radicals which can damage the liver

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.

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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-Curry Leaves Benefits

Curry leaves              

                                       

Curry leaves are herbs which are added to curries, stews, soups, legumes, and many such preparations not just for the flavour but they also provide many health benefits. Health benefits of Curry leaves

  • Diarrhoea: The carbazole alkaloids present in it play an important role in controlling diarrhoea.
  • The presence of antioxidants, vitamins and alkaloids helps in maintaining a healthy digestive Good source of vitamin A and help in maintaining good eyesight.
  • system.
  • Controls diabetes: help in controlling the blood glucose levels.
  • Cholesterol control: The antioxidants present help in controlling the LDL or bad cholesterol.
  • Reduces side effects of both chemotherapy and radiation therapy.

Tip!!  Taking curry leaves on a regular basis can nullify the effects of free radicals which can damage the liver