Mustard: The mere word ‘sarso’ or Mustard takes us to those flowery yellow fields of Haryana and Punjab with songs of DDLJ playing in background, the scarecrows finally putting an end to our imagination. Well, the word sarso is incomplete without saag, at least for the North Indians.
Sesame Seeds: You must be wondering what can those tiny seeds do to this huge spooky winter chill, right? Wrong. These little seeds had once been equated to gold during middle ages. Amazed? Actually, sesame seeds in form of tahini, oil or flavoring substance or even for aesthetics are full of high quality protein that helps prevent diabetes and reduces blood pressure. Due to high zinc content they produce collagen in body which makes the skin more elastic and damages the body tissues.
Corn Pone Corn is a rich source of vitamin A, B, E and fibers that prevent digestive ailments and colorectal cancer. The antioxidants present in corn also act as anti-carcinogenic agents and prevent Alzheimer and other cardiovascular diseases. Consuming corn pone can help in maintaining good skin and vision and prevents anemia in females. Adding corn to your diet will not only help in boosting immune system but also improves bone strength plus provides control against diabetes and…
Nuts: If next time someone asks you the reason for your cheerful mood and glowing skin amongst the cruelty of chill, tell them you have gone nuts. Yes, apart from our winter special peanuts don’t leave almonds, pistachios, walnuts, apricots and raisins behind in the battlefield. They are equally healthy and warm for your winter battle.
Pearl Millet: India is the largest producer of pearl millet. Otherwise known as Bajra, it is majorly produced in north India, specifically in Rajasthan and Haryana. It helps in combating the problems of micronutrient malnutrition and gives essential amino acids that make up protein molecules in our body. It provides magnesium, calcium and potassium, prevents constipation due to its highly fibrous nature and fights cancer plus controls cholesterol in the body.