Are superfoods a real thing or just a fad? Well, simply put, superfoods are very real and truly beneficial. They’re nothing but foods that deliver a higher, concentrated dose of nutrients in each serving compared to other foods.
And that’s why adding superfoods to your daily diet as a mother is really important. Mums are often juggling many different things at once. Whether you’re a homemaker, a working mum, freelancing, consulting, or even running your own business, the added responsibility of kids in your life requires you to exercise a lot of energy and focus every single day.
Use these micronutrient-packed desi superfoods for 360-degree health and wellness upliftment. They’re rich in protein, healthy fats, vitamins and antioxidants among other minerals and essential amino acids.
5 Immunity-Boosting Spices You Already Have In Your Kitchen
All nanis, dadis and mummies have been endorsing these Indian spices for good health, and to treat ailments.
1. Turmeric (Haldi)
Haldi supports better memory, focus and cognition and fights degenerative processes in the brain. Haldi also enhances the metabolic system, improves liver health and lowers the risk of heart disease. Drink haldi wala doodh or try a pineapple-haldi smoothie.
2. Coriander (Dhaniya Powder)
We use dhaniya powder in the meal prep of most Indian dishes. It is antimicrobial, anti-fungal, and great for heart health because it keeps cholesterol, blood sugar and blood pressure levels in check. Add dhaniya powder to all your base masalas while cooking sabjis and curries.
3. Ginger (Adrak)
Ginger contains gingerol which is a substance with powerful medicinal properties. It treats many forms of nausea, especially morning sickness along with reducing muscle pain and soreness. Adrakwali chai is the best way to increase your ginger intake.
4. Black Pepper (Kali Mirch)
Black Pepper is rich in piperine which is high in antioxidants. And it has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. Mix a pinch of kali mirch with a tablespoon of honey or add it to your curries and sabji.
5. Cinnamon (Dalchini)
Cinnamon is a heart-healthy spice that helps reduce cholesterol and triglyceride levels and control blood sugar. The fragrant dalchini has a sweetness to it without any sugar. Add it to your coffee, milkshakes, yoghurt, fruit, and breakfast.