We’ve all heard the stories. Many people say that while Indian cuisine is delicious, it can easily leave you bloated, sick, or susceptible to one disease or another. But all these things apply to every other type of cuisine in the world. Most of the time, it’s a matter of taste and food tolerance.
We would like to challenge the notion that authentic Indian food is bad for you. Here are the reasons why it’s actually great for your health:
- It’s made with fresh ingredients
Any Indian chef worth their salt knows that the best Indian dishes use only fresh ingredients. This applies to our Indian restaurant in Leesburg, Virginia. Our dishes have less preservatives and more of their nutritional properties.
- The spices are actually good for you
Spices are the central element of our dishes, and they do more than prick your taste buds. The common ones, like green chili, garlic, turmeric, and ginger, contain medicinal properties.
- It is brimming with fruits and vegetables
Speaking of medicinal properties, it’s also packed with fruits and vegetables. Mangoes, spinach, grains, and lentils－each provide you with the carbohydrates, proteins, fiber, and fat you need for good health.
- Most of its ingredients protect you from heart disease and cancer
Research even shows that capsaicin, a compound present in typical Indian spices, has anti-carcinogenic properties. Some other compounds also reduce inflammation and bad cholesterol－key risk factors for cardiovascular disease.
- It isn’t heavy on red meat
That means it won’t clog your arteries quickly. Chicken, a white meat, is common in many dishes. A lot of foods are also baked or lightly cooked rather than fried, removing another source of harmful fat.
As you can tell, it isn’t as bad as people make it out to be. If you would like to taste their benefits or just go on a gastronomical trip, try the best of Indian food in Virginia at our place!
Let us know your experience with dining at Bhai Sahab!