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Benefits of Indian Food

Indian cuisine is known for its diverse and flavorful dishes, which often incorporate a variety of herbs, spices, and other ingredients that offer a range of health benefits. Some of the most notable health benefits of Indian food include:

  1. Rich in antioxidants: Many Indian spices, such as turmeric, cumin, and coriander, are high in antioxidants, which help to protect the body from damaging free radicals.

  2. Supports digestion: Indian food often includes ingredients like ginger, fennel, and cumin, which have been shown to help support healthy digestion.

  3. Promotes heart health: Some Indian dishes, such as those made with lentils and vegetables, are low in saturated fat and high in fiber, which can help promote heart health.

  4. Boosts immunity: Indian spices, such as black pepper and cardamom, have been shown to have antimicrobial and antiviral properties, helping to boost the body's natural immunity.

  5. Good for diabetics: Some Indian dishes, such as dal and chana masala, are high in fiber and low in simple carbohydrates, making them a good choice for people with diabetes.

It's important to keep in mind that not all Indian dishes are equally healthy, and some may be high in fat and calories. However, with careful ingredient choices and portion control, Indian food can be a delicious and nutritious part of a balanced diet.

Neesheet Parikh, DO

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