As we all are battling with this pandemic worldwide, it is highly recommended by the doctors and also by our very own Indian government that we include superfoods in our diet to boost our immunity. Everybody is eager to include Superfoods in their diet. Do you often wonder about incorporating all the global exotic superfoods that are flashed across the internet? Do you fret at times that they are not available easily in your local supermarkets? Today, we help you abandon your worries. Our own country has some of the best superfoods that when included in your diet will keep toxins and fat away.
What are superfoods?
Superfoods are defined as nutrient-rich foods that grow naturally. They are rich in micronutrients. The superfoods, when consumed in the right proportions on a regular basis, are found to be beneficial for your health and well-being.
Below is a list of 10 Indian Superfoods that will help you boost your immunity
Turmeric is essential in all Indian households. Every day, for almost all dishes turmeric is a basic ingredient. This Indian superfood is used in every part of India. Slowly people in other parts of the world have come to realize the benefits of this Indian dish. The latest global trend “Turmeric latte” is nothing but our humble “Haldi wala Doodh”, given to us regularly at home. It has been seen that turmeric has huge medicinal and anti-inflammatory benefits. It also helps in maintaining the cardiovascular system. The study also shows that turmeric inhibits the growth of certain types of cancer cells.
Amla or the Indian gooseberry is a green colored fruit that helps in building immunity. This Indian superfood is packed with Vitamin C, almost four times that in oranges. It also helps in improving eyesight and provides pain relief. Consuming amla has also shown to help in the proper functioning of the respiratory system. It helps in regulating blood sugar levels. Ancient Ayurveda texts recommend that amla juice be consumed daily for good health.
Coconut is naturally available in abundance. This gift from nature can be consumed in various ways and the benefits are huge. Coconut water has no fat. It has a good amount of proteins and vitamin B. It is recommended to have a glass of coconut water daily especially in the summers. Coconut flesh can be relished too. Its oil is used for cooking. According to a study recently, coconut oil was proved to be a healthier alternative to sunflower oil.
Curds provide nearly thirty percent of the daily calcium needs of our bodies. If consumed on a regular basis, curds can boost immunity. This Indian superfood is shown to improve cardiovascular health and the proper functioning of the gut.
Ragi, the Indian super millet, contains the bran, germ, and endosperm. This Indian food is gluten-free so it is recommended for gluten intolerant people. It is rich in Vitamin D and iron. It can regulate blood sugar levels.
Ghee, or clarified butter, is a favorite among Indian mothers. In recent years, ghee has received global recognition as a superfood status. This Indian superfood boosts the functioning of the brain, boosts immunity and also aids indigestion.
In order to achieve and maintain a fit body and mind, we must consume all the nutritious food in the appropriate quantity. We must stop following the latest food trends and learn more about the food readily available in our land.