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May 28, 2018

Make your own Tasty but Healthy Breakfast: Mysore Bonda and Coconut chutney (South India)

Here’s one of the mouth-watering dishes from South India that can give us some real Tasty But Healthy recipe goals: Mysore bonda and coconut chutney.

Read below for reasons to tickle your taste buds!

1. Healthy gut- The non-digestible component of plant fibers like that found in rice – known as prebiotics– stimulate the growth and induce changes to the composition of gut microbial populations. The gut microbiome (probiotics) play a very important role in the overall health of a person—whether it be in contributing to weight loss or fighting against diseases like cancer or diabetes.

2. Boosts immunity- The rice flour and urad dal in the bonda mutually complement each other and their combination provides full benefits of all the essential amino acids/complete protein profile. Antibodies that help fight disease are actually made of protein. Hence, it boosts your immunity and makes you less susceptible to infections.

3. Reduces abdominal fat- The fats in coconut (known as medium chain triglycerides MCTs) are shorter than most other fats. This makes them a unique kind of fat that is metabolized differently in human body. Certain studies have found a significant reduction in waist circumference after consumption of coconut in the diet.

4. Heart protective- Coconut helps protect against heart disease by increasing good cholesterol and lowering the ratio of bad and good cholesterol.

Few more options that are quick, easy and equally healthy are-

1. Rava upma

2. Uttapam

3. Namkeen Sevaiyan

4. Egg and local bread

Confused by the misinformation about potential health problems with traditional Indian foods? Get in touch with award-winning Mumbai dietitian and nutritionist, Munmun Ganeriwal, a strong advocate of the holistic, wellness benefits of fresh, local, and traditional Indian foods

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Make your own Tasty but Healthy Breakfast: Suji Sheera (West India)

If you think that eating Suji Sheera means taking in unwanted calories, then you ought to think twice!

This delicious Indian breakfast sweet is ideal for keeping blood sugar under check, losing weight and also preventing anemia!

Read below to know more-

1. Anti-ageing – Ever wondered why the high-end global beauty brands use sugar in their cosmetics and skin care products? Its because sugar hydrates the skin and makes it look younger. Sugar is also a natural source of glycolic acid, an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA), that has anti-ageing properties.

2. Accelerates fat-burning- Suji sheera being rich in essential fats like ghee and nuts, helps to boost fat burning. Consuming good sources of fats not only promotes satiety (and mindless over-eating later), the short chain fatty acid in it also helps to get rid of stubborn fat stores.

3. Good for hormonal imbalances- In Sooji sheera, the antioxidants- rich kesar comes together with Sooji that is a great source of Zinc and Selenium. Hence, this makes it a great breakfast choice for those with PCOS, thyroid, insulin resistance etc.

4. Anti-inflammatory- The cardamom in the sheera has great anti-inflammatory properties that work at reducing pain, swelling and bloating.

Few more options that are quick, easy and equally healthy are-

1. Kanda Poha

2. Khakra with ghee

3. Nachni Satv

4. Egg and Pav

Confused by the misinformation about potential health problems with traditional Indian foods? Get in touch with award-winning Mumbai dietitian and nutritionist, Munmun Ganeriwal, a strong advocate of the holistic, wellness benefits of fresh, local, and traditional Indian foods

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