We have always been told that “eat what appeals to our eyes”. Thats why the presentation of a recipe becomes so much important for chefs & culinary schools to teach that sometimes it becomes more important than the actual taste.
Have we been told or taught what can appeal our eyes..?
We have always seen white color chapatis, yellow color cheelas, white color breads, beige color pancakes, light color sweet corn soup with corn flour, light color vanila cakes & muffins, white color parathas, crepes, white color dosas, idlis etc..
We always perceived in our own way that something which is brown is either not made properly, is dirty, not good, tasteless or sometimes its tooooo healthy…Isn’t..???
Don’t you think so its time to bring the change..bring the evolution in food products and teach our kids & future generation that Brown should be their new favorite..!!
Which brown foods should you must include in your diet?
Inculcate naturally brown foods available around you, and you will be surprised to know that they are much healthier and beneficial, and their consumption is embraced by Indian traditional medicinal values as well. Our Indian Kitchen is loaded with amazing produce which you must consider adding in your diet.
- Jaggery-It is great for its antioxidant properties and can help you flush out toxins from your body helps in indigestion and liver damage as well. It also makes for a healthy and tasty dessert.
- Brown rice- It is rich in fibre and minerals and will keep your digestive system in order while helping you maintain a healthy weight.
- Millets- Millets are superfoods, Full of protein. Millet is unbelievably nutritious and a great source of magnesium, manganese, zinc, potassium, iron, B vitamins and fibre. It is also naturally gluten-free. Research has associated millet intake to health benefits such as reduced inflammation, lower blood triglycerides and improved blood sugar control.
- Walnuts- Are great for your skin and hair health, and they can help you fight diabetes and heart diseases. A healthy snack instead of junk food to stay fit.
- Almonds- Can help you fight cholesterol; diabetes and they can prevent kidney stones as well. They also make for great snacks.
- Chickpeas– chana and chana varieties, are a great source of protein and minerals. They are loaded with health benefits if incorporated in your diet.
- Sweet Potatoes- They provide essential carbohydrates apart from being a rich source of vitamin B6.
- Dates- Have a high iron content and reduce the risk of anaemia and heart diseases. They’re full of natural sugars and can be a great replacement for refined sugars.
- Flaxseeds- Provide healthy fats, antioxidants and dietary fibre. Dry roast them and you can add them to salads, curries or just snack on them directly.
- Spices- like cinnamon, nutmeg, cumin and star anise are exceptionally rich in antioxidants and have anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer benefits too.