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Indian Foods That Should Be A Part Of Everyday Diet

While talking about superfoods, the most discussed ones are uncooked vegetables and fruits that are commonly found in European countries. But, have you ever realised that there are many Indian dishes that can help keep you healthy if included in your daily diet? To know more about healthy Indian foods, continue reading.

Indian food recipes include many ingredients, each of it carrying numerous health benefits. One single dish will carry nutrients from different products, making it a superfood for a healthy dining experience.

Each state of India has its own specific dishes. All of these are famous in their own way with definite authentic taste and flavour. Another interesting thing is that many of these mouth-watering foods are healthy options as well. Including these foods in your daily diet will definitely be a good healthy choice.

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We Indians don't enjoy the taste of the so-called healthy foods like corn flakes or oats that are recommended by dieticians. So know more about the Indian foods that should be a part of your everyday diet.

Here we will discuss more about some of the most common Indian foods that should be a part of everyone's everyday diet. These can be included in the top list of healthy foods that will demote many of the exotic dishes.

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1. Urad Dal

Idli and dosa are the favourite food items of south Indians. Urad dal is an important ingredient of these dishes. It is a rich source of iron, folic acid, calcium, magnesium and potassium.

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2. Roti

Wheat is a staple food for north Indians. Roti is made mainly with wheat powder. Nowadays, multi-grain powder is available that contains wheat, jowar, bajra, barley or sattu. Carbohydrate in roti will give you enough energy, while fibre is good for the stomach.

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3. Amla

Indian gooseberry or amla is one of the richest sources of Vitamin C. Also, it will come in the top list of vegetables and fruits that contain free radical-fighting antioxidants. This will prevent common flu, improve eye sight and promote immunity.

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4. Curd

There are many studies which show that a healthy gut can help your body stay healthy. Healthy gut bacteria can be promoted by taking curd regularly. Curd has low calories. Being a dairy product, it is also a rich source of calcium.

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5. Ragi

Apart from being the most popular superfood for baby diet, ragi has secured its place in the list of Indian foods that should be a part of your everyday diet. This has all the three parts of the kernel - bran, germ and endosperm. It contains calcium, iron and vitamin D.

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6. Paneer

This is considered as an alternative for non-vegetarian food. Paneer will provide all the health benefits of dairy products. It is rich in calcium and protein. Homemade paneer is the best option.

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7. Turmeric

No doubt, Indians are the majority that use turmeric every day in most of the dishes. Turmeric has great medicinal properties that even amaze researchers who study about its cancer-fighting agents. It helps in detoxification and enhances liver function. It also has anti-inflammatory properties.

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8. Ghee

Ghee is one of the Indian superfoods that has many health benefits. Ghee is free of carbohydrates, sodium, sugar, fibre and protein. When used regularly, ghee will promote brain function, improve digestion and boost immunity.

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9. Jack Fruit

Probably jack fruit is one of the less-discussed fruits in European health journals. But, this Indian superfood is packed with a high amount of nutrients. It is a seasonal fruit. Including this in your daily diet, when available, will help to drop your weight, beat diabetes, reduce cholesterol and prevent colon cancer.

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Story first published: Monday, March 27, 2017, 7:30 [IST]
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