We all know the fact eating right can help you maintain a healthy habit, maintain weight and prevent health problems. And when you think of healthy foods, cornflakes, nuts, cereals and oatmeal are probably the first things that come to our minds. For a majority of people maintaining a healthy habit translates into eating boring and less tasty foods.
So, if you’re on a diet, here’s some good news for you. Healthy Indian foods are not much bland or expensive as you feel. Let’s check it out.
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Here are 6 indigenous healthy Indian foods that are ideal for you:
This south Indian steamed dish is free from oil and fats. Furthermore, it is rich in carbohydrates and proteins. Having a low-fat content makes idlis very easy to digest. It is cooked using a combination of rice and dal.
It is rich in amino acid contents and the fermentation process enhances the vitamin B and protein levels in the dish.
Sattu is a staple food in Bihar which they primarily prepare from roasted gram flour. They also use barley and wheat flour. Sattu is rich in fiber, has cooling properties and has a low glycemic index. Roasting the flour also helps retain all the nutrients in the flour. We can make Sattu in a number of forms including paranthas and laddoos.
Dhoklas are steamed Gujarati snacks made using gram flour. Same like Idlis, the flour is allowed to ferment before steaming. This helps enhance its nutrient value.
Dhoklas also have a very low glycemic index and is easy to digest.
Bajra is a humble grain that is commonly eaten in Rajasthan. It is a rich source of energy and aids digestion.
Its anti-diabetic properties help to promote a healthy heart. The lignin content in grains can protect us from cancer. Bajra is a winter food that is usually made into Rotties or Khichadi.
Daliya is also known as broken wheat. The recipes of Daliya are usually sweet and savory. It contains complex carbohydrate that is slow to digest and hence releases energy at a slow rate. This makes it an ideal food for people suffering from high cholesterol or diabetes. Also the rich fiber content in Daliya easy to digest.
Almost every guide to healthy eating promotes sprouts. As the name suggests sprouts are lentils that germinate till they ‘sprout’ a root. This germination process makes them easy to digest by breaking down the nutrients into simpler forms. Sprouts are rich in fiber, vitamin, minerals, and proteins. We can eat them raw or after depending on your preference.
It’s always good to include at least two of these for maintaining a healthy habit and diet. These are just 6 among a number of healthy food of India we have. Comment the one which I missed to mentions And also the one which you like the most below.