As a nation we love a good Indian curry, especially when it is authentic in flavour. Many dishes are rich and high in calories and we sometimes feel guilty indulging ourselves in such a pleasure of taste. However, what most people do not realise is Indian food contains herbs and spices which are actually good for our health. This article will talk about some of the popular spices which are added in Indian food and why they are beneficial to our health.
Cumin seeds are usually roasted and black in colour after roasting. When you see them in a curry dish they look like little black ants but taste nice. Cumin offers the following health benefits to us:
- Extremely good for digestion. Cumin is rich in antioxidants, magnesium and sodium content and when mixed with hot water gives relief to any stomach ache.
- Excellent for people who suffer constipation. High in fibre, cumin acts as a natural laxative and helps heal any infections in the digestive system.
- Helps with insomnia…