Do you feel like your body is not receiving enough nutrients?
Does your food lack flavour?
Authentic Indian food is colorfully decorated with nutrients, flavour and a spicy kick of excitement. There are many varieties of dishes that can be enjoyed. Although there are five to six common spices that are found in any dish and because they are cooked differently, therefore, making each dish unique.
At An Indian Affair, not only do we have authentic dishes, but we have added our signature twist to every dish we serve fresh daily. We have also adopted an Asian fusion kick to some of our dishes. You must come by and try our dinner menu and our lunch buffet.
It does not matter what region of India you originate from there are seven basic spices that will be found in every household and they are:
Turmeric is very rich in colour and very strong but has many health benefits. It is a natural anti-inflammatory which works wonders. Growing up, I have used turmeric paste to heal my sprained ankle and it works like a charm. Turmeric provides antioxidants to our bodies, improves brain function, lowers the risk of brain diseases, lowers the risk of heart disease, naturally whitens your teeth, prevent and help treat cancer, and has amazing benefits against depression.
Ginger and turmeric come from the same family but have different health benefits. Traditionally, ginger has been used fight the flu, help with digestion and reduce nausea. Ginger also is an anti-inflammatory and prevent cancer similar to turmeric. Women who are experiencing morning sickness keep ginger with you at all times as it can significantly reduce nausea. Ginger is also good for lowering blood sugar, improve heart disease risk, help treat chronic indigestion, help with menstrual pain, lower cholesterol levels, and protect against Alzheimer’s.
Not only is garlic great for keeping the vampires away, there are many health benefits like combating a common cold, boosting the function of your immune system, reduce blood pressure, improves cholesterol levels, helps you live longer, athletic performance, detoxify your body, and improve bone health.
Just because black pepper is so small don’t be fooled, it has a whole load of health benefits.
Black pepper provides relief from respiratory disorders, coughs, anemia, impotency, muscular strains, dental disease, diarrhea and heart disease. It is a very common spice that is found all year round. Black Pepper has antibacterial properties which are then used to preserve foods.
Stay tuned for part two of Indian Nourishment Through the Love of Food.
What are you favourite Indian Spices?
What spice is your go to spice with the best health benefit?
By Fatima Sumar