Indian Food Ingredients

India has always been famous for its amazing and delicious food. In our today’s busy schedule, unhealthy foods are gaining into the habits of the people. For this reason, researchers and scientists across the globe have taken efforts to know the benefits some Indian food and have found the magic behind these items. 

Here is the list of the widely available foods which are gaining popularity in the habits of fitness freaks:

1. Coconut Oil

Coconut OilCoconut oil is high in natural saturated fats which increase the healthy cholesterol in our body, thus lowering the risk of heart disease. With its high level of antioxidants, it reduces inflammation and heals arthritis. It also helps fight cancer. Moreover, for weight loss, a teaspoon of coconut oil is highly recommended.

Studies have shown that coconut oil helps in improving memory and are able to fuel brain cells more efficiently.

2. Turmeric

TurmericTurmeric is considered to be one of the most powerful herbs in fighting and potentially reversing illness. With its antioxidants properties, it supports cellular health and encourages balanced blood sugar. It is used in so many dishes in the East for its soothing properties of digestion.

3. Moringa

MoringaMoringa plant is considered as the new superfood for its high health benefits and antioxidant and tissue protective properties. It has been used for generations in Eastern countries to treat diabetes, heart disease and digestive disorders. It is an excellent source of protein, Vitamin A, calcium and Vitamin C, which balances the hormones and slows the effect of aging.

4. Sapota (Chickoo)

Sapota (Chickoo)Chickoo also called Sapodilla is a sweet, delicate and calories loaded fruit. A good source of Vitamin A, Chikoo is beneficial to eyes. Our body is revitalized through its high energy content like sucrose and fructose. It helps in preventing cancer and contains dietary fibers and nutrients.

5. Ghee

Ghee

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Once taken as an unhealthy saturated fat, today ghee is considered as a medicinal, cleansing and nourishing food. It is rich in medium chain fatty acids and therefore athletes can use ghee as a consistent source of energy. It helps in digestion and strengthening our immune system. Ghee can also help in reducing inflammation by dabbing on rashes and blemishes.

6. Castor Oil

Castor Oil

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Castor oil is now used all over the world for its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. It promotes circulation of fluids in the body and also promotes hair growth. Applying drops of castor oil on our eyelids is highly recommended for sleep deprived people.

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Staff Writer