GOING BACK TO INDIAN TRADITIONAL FOODS TO STAY HEALTHY
Taking a little step to the western world each day, we are going away from everything that’s Indian and traditional. Today’s generation is occupied by westernized objects. The food we eat has also changed. This is more by the youth as many people still stick to the older eating schedules and the menu. Those Indian food items are way healthier than a pizza or a Mexican wrap can ever be. Every restaurant has these western dishes nowadays. There are Indian dishes in the menu too but the school-college students and those who are new in the job sector depend a lot on all the pizzas, burgers, different kinds of spicy rolls, momos, etc.
Indian food is loaded with all the ingredients good for the body like the grains, herbs, and seeds, ghee and lot more.
Dishes in an Indian menu are light and hardly do any harm to the body when eaten on the right time and with the right amount.
Indian food has crops that make up the best meals. Wheat, maize, rice, jowar/pearl millet, makki/Corn flour, bajra/Barley, soy, palm, rye, millet, etc. bring out the best dishes which are highly nutritional, easy to digest, weight friendly, and offers all the vital vitamins and minerals required for the good metabolism.
Not only this, the herbs used in the Indian diet have proved to be beneficial for various illnesses. The Indian originated crops, herbs and spices are good for medical purposes as in the prescriptions by an Ayurveda health expert. Along with great taste, these ingredients are loaded with healing abilities too.
A typical Indian vegetarian meal consists of a dal tadka (pulses/ curry), roti (chapatti) and white rice, a vegetable dish, along with curd or lassi (buttermilk) and may be a little bit of achaar (pickle).
All these food items have sufficient nutritional value. Sufficient here refers to nothing in access. As there are times when we eat outside, there are some vital ingredients for the body that are missing. And some like oil or fat increasing ingredients are too much in content. This is not the issue in case of an Indian meal.
An adequate amount of calories, vitamins, dietary fibers, probiotics, essential minerals, and micro- macronutrients is what we get in return from the traditional food.
One of the best examples of an Indian dish is khichdi. It is made with rice and pulses or lentils, some herbs and very little spices and is served with watery curd. This meal is highly nutritional and is light for the intestine. It is easy to digest, best suited by health experts if your tummy isn’t behaving well. It is beneficial in case of constipation, diarrhea too.
Indian cuisines are not just rich in nutrition but also have immense value behind the way it is eaten and the eating habits it brings along with it.
Unlike the westernized dishes which are mainly eaten by spoon and fork, the Indian food is eaten by hands. This seems to be not an as such a unique thing but one should know that it comes with an influential history associated with every meal. This is what makes it extremely unique.
Indian food is mainly natural, the cooking style remains simple instead of overcooking which makes it good for the stomach. After knowing a typical Indian menu, one can clearly understand that it has the correct balanced diet qualities.
A chapatti fulfills the requirement of fiber, pulses add vital protein, vitamins, rice adds the carbohydrates and to top it all curd is there which helps in reducing acidity if occurs. Moreover, archetypal or home-made ghee can be added in any meal. Ghee is rich in butyric acid. Generally, people cook food in refined oil or mustard oil. But ghee too is an interesting pick. The butyric acid is intestine-friendly and also adds taste to your meal. Not just this if we look at how ghee is prepared in a village, we’ll come to know how strengthening and a dietary product. A little ghee is always good for the gut.
Conclusively, a typical traditional Indian meal is healthy for our body. Our ancestors left this food legacy which is indeed beneficial for the proper functioning of the body and calls for eminent metabolism.