“Don’t put those leaves on my food.” We moms have often heard our kids scream as dinner is being served. But while we may have genuinely put them only to beautify the serving, its benefits are far and many.
Vit A, Vit C n Potassium enriched, it is the perfect immunity enhancer that you can incorporate into your everyday diet. Add 3 to 4 spinach leaves and a tablespoon of amla(gooseberry) juice, to a glass of coriander juice mid-morning is a perfect refresher & mood uplifter.
Vitamin A is not only good for your eyes but is a moisturizing vitamin for your mucus membranes such as nose, mouth, rectum and vagina. It helps in increasing immunity, is an antioxidant which promotes cell growth, longevity and youthfulness.
Vitamin C is essential for cell renewal and immunity, helping ward of infections and keeping the comman cold, flu and fever at bay. It also helps in the absorption of iron.
Potassium is a micronutrient that is essential for our body. It keeps muscle weakness at bay, preserves bone density, helps in production of energy and in maintaining blood pressure.
The coriander seeds are beneficial for their fibre content and digestive properties. It preserves the gut flora, that is …it keeps the intestines healthy and happy….prevents diarrhea. Coriander seeds are used in our indian cooking as a spice too. It can be used in whole as well as in powdered form. Though freshly ground dhaniya has a unique smell, flavor and increased beneficial properties than the powdered one in the market.
Though the other leafy greens have been more popularized for having benefits of iron, potassium and other antioxidant properties, I would whole heartedly give a thumbs up to the conventional dhaniya that we use unassumingly in our regular foods everyday. Fresh coriander can be used as chutneys to add that extra zing to different foods too.
So, do add that bit of green to your diet, use the easy inexpensive detox you have in your home, rich with antioxidant properties. Keep your specs away and refresh your eye-sight by having a glass every day. Use it as a coolant over your spicy meals or just as a rejuvenation after a hot sweaty day. Make the dhaniya a part of your daily diet and reap benefits the wholesome way. Eat healthy green.