Boost Your Health and Diet With Seasonal Foods
March 09, 2020
Nature blesses us with a bounty of amazing fruits, vegetables and herbs as the seasons change. Eating what nature gives us seasonally is particularly healthy and beneficial for us as the fruits and vegetables in season are fresher and taste better. Spring foods detoxify our bodies from the effects of winter while also energising us for the heat of summer that comes next. Thus, eating seasonally has more advantages than we thought. Here are a few tips on eating healthy during spring:
Goodness of Herbs
There is no better joy than picking herbs from your own garden. Who doesn’t love the flavour of mint or pudina in their tea or raita? Coriander or dhaniya, is the perfect garnish for curries, vegetable dishes and salads. Enjoy tulsi or holy basil’s warm spicy flavour in your tea, or crush the leaf and use it to soothe insect bites. Dill or sowa bhaji has a sharp bitter taste but adds amazing flavour to fish, soups, eggs, poultry, etc.
Fruits, eaten as is or incorporated into desserts or salads, are rich in vitamins and minerals, andso beneficial for your body and mind. Potassium-rich bananas, oranges and strawberries loadedwith vitamin C, luscious ripe mangoes, juicy watermelons and grapes, and fibrous jackfruits and muskmelons are all available in abundance during spring. Consume them in milkshakes or juices, or eat them in their natural goodness.
We see an abundance of spinach, carrot and lady’s finger in the market during spring. Spinach is high in iron and vitamin K and is excellent for purifying blood. Everyone knows the merits of eating carrots while lady’s finger is delicious when fried or stuffed. Capsicum, cucumber, and beans add crispy richness to salads. Other springtime veggies include pumpkin, karela, chawli, and doodhi.
Seasonally used spices provide numerous benefits for you and your family’s health. Black pepper is a good decongestant and stimulates better digestion. Cardamom is a fragrant spice that enhances the flavour of sweet dishes as well as vegetarian and meat dishes. Fenugreek or methi seeds are a popular spice and a fabulous detoxifier. Ginger and turmeric are other spring spices that add wonderful flavour and aroma to dishes.
DIY Home Remedies
Spring’s blossoming flowers increase the volume of pollen in the air which aggravates our allergies. Colds, blocked sinuses, coughing fits are all a common sight during spring. Home remedies incorporating popular spices, herbs, and fruits can help you overcome your allergies. Citrus fruits provide vitamin C, which boosts immunity. Eucalyptus oil, green or herbal teas, and spicy food are some other tested methods of beating your spring allergies.
The incredible spring fruits, vegetables, herbs, and spices are not just good for your body and mind. They also add beauty and aroma to your home. Display baskets of artfully arranged fruits on the dining or side table. Similarly, potted herbs will filter your air and spread heady aromas around your home. Celebrate the joy of spring with a seasonal diet.
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