Diwali, Eid, Holi, Pongal and Makarsankranti and many more festivals which are been celebrated in India, aren’t you proud to live in such a beautiful diverse country where we not only celebrate the festival but also food?
The moment you are born your family celebrates this beautiful occasion by having ghee and jaggery, how can one switch to fancy diets in later life, don’t you think that’s a cultural shock.
Now readers, tell me who doesn’t like “Modaks” that we offer to Bappa which is so much rich in nutrients with ghee, rice flour, nuts that are power packed with good fats and vitamins like B6, B12, and vitamin E. Now tel me how helpful and easy is to have a traditional sweet instead of choosing a piece of highly processed chocolate cake?
According to food and health industry which is loaded with artificial sweeteners, asking you to be on a diet where they tell you to quit the foods instead you end up quitting all the major traditional recipes. It not only leaves you nutrient deprived but also surpasses the inner voice leading to associated illness for example in festivals like Diwali, we buy ready made sweets from outside instead of taking ahead the legacy of our ancestors of making sweets at home which are free from adulterated ingredients. They have taught us to use homemade ghee, rich dry fruits and jaggery instead of indulging in sweets made from re-fried oils. Hence be grateful to our ancestors for being so kind and smart who left the lessons of good nutrient rich recipes and not pizza.
Thinking about the winters where fabric industries have started making more warm clothes and gets paid for making such a comfortable warmer, why not thank our mother for making the recipes and food items which keeps our body naturally warm in cold days, keeps you nourished not only in winters but for the rest of the year. Your body gets essential nutrients that not only helps you reach the fitness goals but supplement your body with good immune system so that you fight common cold and fever. The winter delicacies like aradya, gound laddu, raab, jaggery and saunth barfis, methi paak have thermal-regulatory properties. Apart from this it helps prevent bloating, cures constipation, helps in improving your skin type if it’s too dry. Have one piece of it every morning with your breakfast and see it’s working miracles. These food items not only helps you gain good health but helps you to progress in your weight loss journey when combined with proper workout sessions.
Therefore, incorporating seasonal foods around the year is the smartest choice one can have to climb the ladder of optimum health.