What Are The Benefits Of Vegetables?
“Vegetables are the body’s best friends, but our bodies need to be fed as well.” That is how the late French Chef Guy Savoy (what a fabulous name!) described them. And why not!
In a healthy diet, vegetables are part of a balanced diet and in a balanced diet, they play a key role. They supply the essential nutrients required by the body to function properly. On the other hand, the good news is that vegetables are very low in calories.
Vegetables Are Important:
There are many interesting benefits associated with vegetables, which I shall mention here. In the first place, vegetables are part of an herbaceous family that provides a wide variety of nutrients. The major nutrients are in the form of carotenoids, vitamins A, C, and K, and other minor nutrients are in the form of soluble fiber, vitamins B, D, E, and several other minerals.
Vegetables provide protein, which is necessary for growth. The calcium and potassium, the minerals magnesium and sodium, the thiamine, phosphorus, niacin, etc. are also provided by vegetables. So, you can say that veggies are all around the corner of your health.
Now that we know what they do, let us move on to the good news. Indian recipes contain several vegetables, which have various benefits to the human body. We shall discuss vegetables further.
For example, sunflower seeds, peas, and red lentils are very good sources of fat. They are also very good sources of carbohydrates. But they are much lower in calories. That is why Sunflower seeds are good sources of carbohydrates but are quite low in calories. Peas, on the other hand, are a high source of protein and iron and help improve the nutritional status of the body.
You Should Eat Them All:
Carrots play a vital role in Indian dishes. They are used as a side dish, main course, as a vegetable, or they are added to stir-fries and stews. You will get your carb quota from this vegetable.
Vegetables that have high water content are used in desserts. They help in the smooth coating of the food, making it crispy. In India, they are served together with desserts. Tandoori, grilled, steamed, or deep-fried vegetables can be used.
Vegetables are also part of the overall diet. Parsley, mint, cilantro, coriander, fenugreek, and tarragon are some of the most popular and common herbs used in Indian cuisine. These are extremely useful in treating various illnesses and other problems.
Most of the spices are made at home, and they are available in their own spice blends, and they can be used as accompaniments to the main dish. The choice of spices can vary, depending on the taste of the dish, and the way it was prepared.
They are especially useful for cooking in food preparations such as korma, dosas, sabzi, and kachoris. You can find them also used in desserts, like candy, etc.
Hence, it is recommended to start the diet with the various vegetable available in the market, and then branch out in the direction of more varieties of them. After all, one can never have enough of them!