Benefits of Indian Food




For lunch today I went to the Tao of Tea with a good friend. I’d never eaten there but I absolutely love their tea! The Jasmine Pearl is my favorite.

We got the edamame, dal with basmati rice, and miso flatbread with salad.

I absolutely love Indian food. I could eat it every day. Thankfully, it’s also a healthy way to eat! If you’re getting a craving for going out to dinner, skip the pizza joint or the Olive Garden and try a local Indian restaurant. Studies have shown a diet rich in the spices commonly found in Indian food can have these benefits:
*It may help arthritis
*Some of it is low in calories
*High fiber
*Indian recipes frequently use chickpeas and lentils (high in fiber and resistant starch)
*It can lower cholesterol and promote heart health.
*It’s super tasty!

Soybeans (edamame) also has the benefits:

* helps reduce risk of heart disease;
* improves bone health;
* reduce the effects of PMS;
* help reduce certain types of cancer.


Great article on the benefits of Indian food: http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/2007-01-07-curry-cover_x.htm

Author: Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and Glamour.com.

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