Ashwagandha herb, also known as Indian ginseng/winter cherry, has a wide range of health benefits, which include its ability to fight cancer and diabetes, reduce inflammation, and prevent arthritis, asthma, hypertension, stress, and rheumatism. This ayurvedic herb has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, anti-oxidizing, anti-stress, sleep-inducing, and drug withdrawal properties.
Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet originated in the 1990s. DASH promotes the consumption of vegetables and fruits, lean meat and dairy products, and the inclusion of micronutrients in the menu. It also advocates the reduction of sodium in the diet to about 1500 mg/day. DASH emphasizes on consumption of minimally processed and fresh food.
Barley as a whole grain, has many health benefits as it provides fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Barley is rich in many beneficial nutrients and contains both insoluble and soluble fibre. Beta-Glucans, a prebiotic fibre in barley, promotes the growth of friendly bacteria in your digestive tract that promotes good digestion, gut health and helps lower cholesterol.
Jowar flour is a healthy alternative to wheat flour and is gluten-free. It has a higher content of protein. It is rich in antioxidants, Vitamin E & B complex. Rotis made with jowar flour are soft. Jowar contains a good amount of fibre, around 48 percent of what is required by our body on daily basis. It is high in magnesium, copper, and calcium. Jowar, also known as sorghum is a great choice for people who suffer from diabetes and for the ones those who want to lose weight.
Daily Sugar Intake should be on the basis of the Satvik diet for holistic health and wellness. Ayurveda holds a lot of importance to all six tastes and the sweet taste is considered as the most important of all the six tastes. In the Ayurveda context, we should include sweets in our daily diet but from the naturally sweet foods including milk, ghee, rice, wheat, and other grains and legumes, as well as sweet fruits, dates, honey, jaggery, and shakkar not refined sugar.