Indian food, of late, has gained popularity and is well enjoyed by non-Indians. The reason behind this is not only the flavor and aroma it provides but it has many health benefits. Things were different earlier when people used to relate Indian food full of spices, hot, heavy and oily. For those, who are unaware of the health benefits of having Indian cuisine are highlighted as below.
Indian cuisine is prepared from fresh vegetables, fruits, and meat instead of frozen ones so that the natural flavors and freshness is retained. The Indian cooking process does not tend to overcook the base items thereby retaining the nutrients and provide health benefits.
The spice content makes the digestive system stronger and in turn, kicks the body’s metabolism to work harder. The higher burn rate and increased metabolism can be effective in reducing fat.
Frozen vegetables and meat consists of preservatives and is not health-friendly. The chefs at Little India catering Indian cuisine makes use of fresh vegetables and meat instead of frozen ones. Little India makes recipes from scratch – which is the peculiarity of Indian cuisine to avoid harmful effects on health.
While preparation of chappatis/bread, flour of cereals (wheat, rice) is used instead of refined flour. This makes your tummy to easily digest and stops the accumulation of fats.
Food with healing properties
Indian food mostly consists of turmerics, green chilies, ginger, and garlic. These spices are known to provide medicinal and healing properties. Thus, they not only add flavor to the dishes but also provide goodness to the body.
Retains nutritional values
Since the Indian food is cooked at low flame and slowly, the spices get mixed with the base very well. As a result, the nutritional values of both the vegetables and spices retain which in turn benefits the health and makes the dish delicious.
Besides nutritional values, Indian food has a balanced diet comprising of proteins, carbohydrates, fibers, and fats – the daily requirement for a person.
The Indian meal is not complete without serving yogurt or raita. Yogurts are also used in a few dishes. Yogurts are made from fermented milk which contains good bacteria and calcium. This helps in losing weight, increase stamina. It also helps in the prevention of coronary heart disease and diabetes by developing insulin resistance.
Less saturated fats
The Indian cuisine is mostly prepared from natural oils instead of butter and refined oils. This consists of less saturated fats which in turn helps in controlling weight and heart attacks.
These are the basic benefits of having an Indian diet as a whole. But if you compare every dish with western foods, you will find that Indian meal is much healthier and beneficial to your taste and body.