Who can resist the aroma of pure ghee poured over hot rice and dal with a dash of organic powdered sugar? And today, scientific claims backed by research are directing people to our grandmothers’ diet without any guilt. Breaking down myths and misconceptions about healthy and unhealthy eating habits, the ‘satvik’ diet of ancient India is getting a thumbs up! Previously considered “fatty foods” today, rice, ghee and organic sugar have been shown to give us a boost of energy; they help regulate metabolism, slow down aging and are now essential in your daily diet.
Rice, Oryza Sativa is a kind of herb, which provides several essential minerals, vitamin B, sodium, zinc, etc. Packed with fiber, this gluten-free cereal is a source of vital fatty acids. Brown rice is richer in nutrients since only the outermost layers or the husk are removed; This helps maintain a healthy body weight.
Rice is packed with phenolics that are packed with powerful antioxidants that are released during digestion. One cup of rice a day has several health and nutritional benefits. Some of them are listed below:
Reduce the cholesterol
Protects against heart disease.
Balances the action of calcium to regulate muscle tone
Reduces metabolic syndrome
Reduces migraines and headaches.
Reduces the frequency of asthma attacks.
Reduces the risk of type II diabetes
This cereal harvest is part of various cultural cuisines and is a staple food throughout the world.
Ghee or ‘gow gritha’ in Sanskrit, which means that cow’s milk ghee should be included in a person’s daily meals. Pure cow ghee should preferably be poured over rice, dals, and rotis to provide it with all its nutrients. Ghee made from the milk of cows that eat grass and organically grown vegetables is the most beneficial. Fats provide instant energy to the body and are essential for a balanced diet.
1 g of fat provides almost 9 calories, almost twice the energy provided by carbohydrates or protein.
Therefore, about 2 tablespoons of ghee per day will give you all the nutritional benefits of this wonderful food. The most misunderstood fat, ghee is a soothing salve that not only brightens skin, but has a number of other benefits, some of which are listed below:
Facilitates the absorption of essential vitamins
It helps form spongy tissue that cushions our joints.
Dissolves waste from body tissues and removes toxins.
It has a healing effect on the dietary tract.
Relieves peptic ulcers or gastritis.
Contains linoleic acid that fights fat deposits.
1 teaspoon of ghee mixed with hot water, taken before going to bed, is the best known purgative. As ghee gains popularity in the West, we Indians should continue to consume this essential food as part of our daily diet.
Organic sugar is unrefined sugar made from raw sugar cane and has more nutrients since it is less processed. Packed with antioxidants, amino acids, various minerals and vitamins, organic sugar or raw sugar should be included in the diet in moderate amounts. Better than refined white sugar, small amounts of organic sugar in your diet will give you an energy spike.
Having rice, ghee, and moderate amounts of sugar as part of your diet will keep your body healthy, your mind alert, and all your organs working steadily. These foods lower your risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s and protect you from free radical damage. In addition to satisfying our cravings, these traditional foods provide our bodies with a number of health benefits and therefore must be incorporated into our daily diet.