Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Food Around the World Part #5; Indian:

The traditional Indian cuisine revolves around fresh spices, like turmeric, ginger, red chilies, and garam masala (cumin, cardamom, black pepper, cinnamon, coriander). These spices more than just add amazing flavor, they protect you against some cancers. Furthermore, turmeric and ginger can also help fight Alzheimer’s. Tumeric also has anti-inflammatory and healing properties.

Most Indian food also contains yogurt and lentils, which are high in fiber and fat burning Resistant Starch. Yogurt and lentils also contain high amounts of folate and magnesium, which help maintain blood sugar.

Next time you venture into an Indian restaurant go for the vegetable curry with dal! But be sure to avoid any of the heavy fried foods, like samosas. Also stay away from any of the curries made with heavy cream or butter.

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