Once dismissed for its “fatty” nature, ghee today has acquired global superfood status. It is nutritionally dense with one tablespoon containing 135 calories and 9 grams of saturated fat – 45 percent of the recommended daily diet. It is also free of carbohydrates, sodium, sugar, fiber and protein. Consumed regularly, ghee can enhance brain function, improve digestion, boost immunity, help melt fat and prevent certain cancers. Pour a dollop over your dal-chawal now!
The humble Indian gooseberry is the original superfood and it’s time to accord it the recognition it deserves. The translucent green fruit has eight times more vitamin C than an orange, twice the antioxidant power of acai berry and around 17 times that of a pomegranate. Amla can help fight the common cold, burn fat, improve eyesight, build immunity and manage chronic conditions and relieve pain. Isn’t it reason enough to have amla every day?
The world’s been swooning over turmeric latte off late, but our grannies have been advocating haldi waala doodh for decades now! Haldi, which comes from the root of the Curcuma longa plant, offers significant anti-inflammatory benefits. Turmeric helps detoxification, enhances liver function, inhibits certain types of cancers and improves cardiovascular health.
Essentially asummer superfood, whose benefits can actually be enjoyed all year long. About 3/4 cup of curd contains 100-150 calories and provides your body with 20 percent of the daily calcium it needs. Eaten regularly, it can boost immunity, improve digestion and cardiovascular health, strengthen bones and teeth, help you lose weight and beat stress. This is one of the 7 healthy foods your fridge must always have.