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5 Indian Superfoods To Boost Your Immunity and Well Being

India has always been on top when it comes to 'super-foods.' As we all got conscious towards the importance of good health, many started investing on costly superfluous multivitamin medications. These tablets may be giving expected results but if continue taking them for long time, they might show adverse effect on our body.

Instead, we should concentrate on consuming foods that can keep us healthy in order to keep ourself fit naturally.

And when I talk about super-food, it is must to mention that India has emerged as one of the top country that grows many of the super-food which have tremendous health benefits.

Recently, many western countries have not just recognized these but started adding these foods in their daily diet. 


1. Ghee

Ghee


Desi ghee is a type of clarified butter that is used not only in dishes but also in Ayurveda and herbal medicines. Ayurveda considers ghee as the "first and the most central of all foods." Ghee is made from two ways, one, from Dairy milk and second, from vegetable oil.  Ghee has butter 's strong essence; the last product of long , slow, careful clarification cycle that eliminates all the moisture, milk solids and impurities.
Nutritional research has found out that consuming one spoon of ghee daily benefits in making immunity strong, improves eyesight, constipation and strengthens bone. Many old age women serve ghee in diet to pregnant women to provide nourishment and nutrients to baby and the mother.
Ayurveda's advice has inspired many people to turn to Desi ghee and has seen enormous health benefits. Ghee contains predominantly saturated fatty acids, and is rich in vitamins A , E and K2. This is also rich in Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) and Butyrate with good health benefits. Consuming it in moderate can be beneficial.
Ghee has MUFA (monounsaturated fatty acids), which is stronger than PUFA (polyunsaturated fatty acid) found in oils such as corn, sunflower, oils from cottons etc. Ghee is formed from short chain fatty acids that can be efficiently digested. This nature helps break the fat, too. Therefore Desi ghee could be a more sensible choice than these oils.


2. Turmeric

Turmeric

Turmeric is considered as the most effective nutritional supplement. Many studies have proven that it has significant benefits for the brain and body. Turmeric is used as spice and medicinal herb for more than thousands of years in India.
Almost every Indian household use turmeric in their daily cooking. It is being added to curry, milk, sweet dish and kadha. Turmeric not only enhances the taste but also increases the nutritional value of food.
Turmeric contains the most active compound called as "curcumin" and it has a potent antibacterial and antioxidant that helps to prevent heart disease, cancer, improves depression and arthritis. 

Consuming Turmeric with one spoon of ghee can help to relief from dry cough. Same way, adding turmeric to the boiled milk can help to get rid of respiratory tract infection.
Adding Turmeric in daily diet can help to keep away the problems related to digestion, skin and helps in purifying blood, remove toxins from body, treat stomach ulcers and stabilizes blood sugar levels.

3. Coconut oil 

Coconut Oil

In many states of India, it is normal to find coconut at every house. Coconut is not just used to make curry but it is used for multiple purpose. 
In recent years, coconut oil has grown in popularity,  It is said to be a body friendly and amid claims that it can do everything from supporting weight loss to slowing Alzheimer's diseases. For example - Coconut oil can lower obesity levels in body and also helps in preserving insulin resistance - issues that often lead to type two diabetes, healthy skin, preventing liver disease, reducing stress and many more.
Coconut oil is enriched in certain saturated fats. Compared with most other dietary fats these fats have different effects in the body.
It sums up pretty much what the humble coconut does. You can eat it or you can use it as cooking oil or, you can use it for your hair and body as a moisturizer, there really are no limits on what coconut oil can do.


4. Amla

Gooseberries

Amla is also known as Indian Gooseberries. Amla as a medicine is cooling, astringent, digestive, laxative, stomachic and aphrodisiac.

In India, Amla is added regularly in diet. It is treated as alternative to lemon and tamarind. In Sanskrit, Amla means mother. In Ayurveda, the use of Amla is tremendous. It is mainly used in preparing Chavanprasha.

Researchers have found that Amla is most powerful fruit with high antioxidants than any other fruit.
Amla is known as the best source for vitamin C. It contains 20 times as much vitamin C as it does an orange. It also contains tannin, when dried or baked which prevent loss of vitamin C.

Vitamin C is a must for healing and boost immunity hence consuming Amla regularly can help our body to boost immunity. Amla is helpful in treating health problems like diabetes, cancer, ulcers, anemia, protects against DNA damage, slowing cell aging and many more health benefits.



5. Banana

Banana


Fruits are amazing. But if there is first among the fruits that is most loved by kids as well as by adults is banana. Banana is packed with all the nutrients, fiber, and a large number of antioxidants you need for a quick recharge. Banana helps to burn fat and reduces cholesterol.
Banana is the only food that can help for both weight gain and weight loss. For weight loss, have it on empty stomach in the morning with black pepper on it . 
Did you know that the banana peel is rich in calcium. So next time when you'll be consuming banana do eat the white skin of it's peel. People in South India add the stem of banana in Sambhar and it exactly tastes like potatoes. 
Bananas are rich in pectin, that helps to keep our skin soft. Unripe bananas produce resistant starch that serves as soluble fiber and helps to cure digestion problem. Bananas are not just considered as a good source of nutrition but also a highly convenient snack food.

 
Super-foods are generally the highly nutritious foods that grow naturally. They are high in nutrients and are extremely beneficial for health and well being. Adding them in diet and consuming regularly can create positive health effects. These foods are non allergic, cheap and are easily available in stores. 



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