Top 5 Ayurvedic superfoods

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27 Jan 2019

#HealthBytes: 5 Ayurvedic superfoods you must include in your diet

The age-old Indian medicinal practice of Ayurveda has lately become a global phenomenon.

Among other aspects, Ayurveda puts special emphasis to what we consume.

Ayurvedic foods are known to have amazing health benefits.

They can help boost our immunity, detox the body, enhance physical and mental strength, and aid in digestion.

Here are 5 Ayurveda-approved superfoods that must be part of your daily diet.

Amla

Amla = Anti-aging benefits

Amla = Anti-aging benefits

A popular fruit in the subcontinent, Amla, or the Indian gooseberry, is being used in Ayurvedic practice since long.

Packed with Vitamin C, powerful antioxidants, iron and calcium, Amla offers many amazing anti-aging health benefits.

Regular intake of Amla can result in better eyesight, golden-glowing skin, improved immunity, and stronger, shinier hair.

Further, it also enhances digestion and aids in weight loss.

Tulsi

Tulsi holds a special place in Ayurveda

An inevitable part of the Ayurvedic medicine, Tulsi, or the holy basil, is a boon for health.

A naturally effective stimulant for the mind and the body, Tulsi helps reduce stress and anxiety, improves immunity, and controls blood-sugar and cholesterol levels.

Additionally, Tulsi is beneficial for the skin, and helps treat acne, and other conditions such as worm infections, rashes and itchiness.

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Ashwagandha

The champion ingredient in Dabur's Chyawanprash

The champion ingredient in Dabur's Chyawanprash

One of the major ingredients that go into the making of Dabur's popular immunity-boosting dietary supplement mixture- Chyawanprash, is Ashwagandha, or the Indian ginseng.

It effectively helps fight stress, anxiety, and fatigue.

Plus, it keeps blood pressure in check, lowers cholesterol, and curbs risk of heart disease.

What's more? It is also known to boost testosterone and improve potency among men.

Ginger, Turmeric

Reap the health benefits of Ginger and Turmeric

Ginger: Packed with essential antioxidants, ginger has unbelievable anti-inflammatory properties. It helps improve appetite, and enhances digestion by fighting intestinal pain, gas, and bloating.

Turmeric: With powerful anti-fungal and anti-bacterial qualities, turmeric can effectively treat skin problems, and is good for detox. It is a superb solution for diabetics, as it reduces blood-sugar levels. No wonder, turmeric milk has become a world-renowned superfood lately!

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What is Ayurveda?

Asked 2019-01-27 19:04:08 by Rishika Patel

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Ayurveda is an ancient, Indian-origin system of medicine, that is based on the concept of balance in bodily systems, and uses diet, herbs and Yoga as ways of treatment.

What is a superfood?

Asked 2019-01-27 19:04:08 by Sai Rao

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A superfood is a highly nutritious food-item, that has been widely accepted as being good for overall health and well-being.

What are some Ayurvedic superfoods?

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Some of the best Ayurvedic superfoods include Amla, Ashwagandha, Tulsi, Ginger, and Turmeric.

What are some non-Ayurvedic superfoods?

Asked 2019-01-27 19:04:08 by Vishal Yadav

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Non-Ayurvedic foods that are famously considered superfoods include eggs, fish, leafy greens, olive oil, whole grains, bananas, yogurt, and tomatoes.

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