Health Benefits

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” 
― Hippocrates

At Yogi’s Cooking we believe that food is medicine–and what you put in your body is what you will get out. Many diseases would not exist if people made healthier choices in their diet! We are passionate about educating people about health, wellness and how their choices effect themselves and the planet at large. Many of the spices that we use have medicinal properties and multiple health benefits. For centuries Ayurveda has been ridding pain and disease by using the many Indian spices that we use at Yogi’s Cooking.

Beans:

High in fiber, protein, improves diabetics’ blood glucose control, reduce risk of many cancers, lower blood pressure, regulate functions of the colon, prevents constipation, lowers cholesterol

Turmeric: 

Super antioxidant, natural antibiotic, immune system support, promotes joint health, supports liver function, promotes healthy digestion, supports healthy blood

Coriander:

Powerful anti-inflammatory, natural antibiotic, lowers cholesterol, digestive aid, wards off urinary tract infections, relieves menstrual symptoms, supports liver function. Helps with insulin secretion and lowers blood sugar, anti-fungal, anti-septic and more!
 
Cinnamon :
anti-microbial,  anti-inflammatory, promotes brain functionality, helps stabilize healthy blood sugar.
 
Cloves:
antibacterial, antiviral, anti fungal and antiseptic properties, helps blood circulation, good for acne, aids digestion
 
Cumin:
high in iron,  promotes healthy digestion, powerful antioxidant, helps fight against cancerh

Cardamom:

anti-oxidant, disease preventing and health promoting properties, lowers blood pressure, good source of minerals like potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, riboflavin and niacin, improves digestion

Black Pepper:

Improves digestion, reduces bloating and gas, prevents bacterial growth in intestinal tract, antioxidant

Ginger:

promotes healthy digestion, anti-bacterial, antioxidant, prevents nausea

Red Chili pepper :

High in vitamins B and C, and beta carotene, helps relieve symptoms of chronic pain. great food preservative

Fennel Seed:

powerful antioxidant, high in fiber, folic-acid, potassium, and vitamin C, boosts immune system, reduces blood pressure, and aid in detoxification of the body.

Amchur (Mango) Powder :

rich source of vitamin A (beta-carotene), E and Selenium which help to protect against heart disease and other ailments, combats acidify in stomach, promotes healthy digestion, antioxidant

Paprika:

antibacterial agent and stimulant, helps normalize blood pressure, improves circulation, aids in digestion, high in Vitamin C

Sea Salt:

alkalizing, supports weight loss,helps maintain healthy blood sugar levels, supports immune function.

Garlic:

supports heart health, antibacterial, anti-fungal, antioxidant, lowers cholesterol, natural antibiotic

Jaggery:
 unrefined brown sugar made from palm sap. coconut palm or date palm. This sugar is low glycemic good for people with diabetes and high blood pressure as a sweet alternative to sugar, healing for sore throats, strengthens the lungs. High in calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, and potassium.
Agave Nectar:
Natural sweetener made from succulents similar to that of cactus. The carbohydrate in agave nectar has a low glycemic index, which provides sweetness without the unpleasant “sugar rush” and unhealthful blood sugar spike caused by many other sugars
Garam Masala:
anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory, promotes brain functionality, aids in digestion, high in iron, lowers cholesterol, helps balance blood sugar levels
 
Nutmeg:
antibacterial, aids in digestion, helps relax muscles, improves appetite, improves memory function, contains eugenol- a compound that may benefit the heart.
Jalapeno:
lowers high blood pressure, anti-inflammatory, help you burn fat and loose weight, reduces cholesterol, pain relief for sinus and migraine headaches, “Capsaicin found in jalapeno peppers had a profound anti-proliferative effect on human prostate cancer cells in culture,” said Dr. Lehmann, M.D., Ph.D. “It also dramatically slowed the development of prostate tumors formed by those human cell lines grown in mouse models.”
Ajwain Seed
aids in digestion, natural antibiotic, curbs sugar cravings
Onion:
anti- fungal, anti-bacterial, cancer fighting, lowers blood pressure
 
Tomatoes:
High in Lycopene which is a vital anti-oxidant that helps in the fight against cancerous cell formation as well as other kinds of health complications and diseases, antioxidant
 
Spinach:
High fiber, aids in digestion, prevents constipation, maintains low blood sugar, and curbs overeating, high antioxidants, lowers blood pressure, promotes good brain and neural function, strengthens eye vision and bones
Unrefined Olive Oil:
healthy monounsaturated fat, heart health, reduce cancer risks, lower blood sugar levels, keep tissues fluid, and controls your weight

4 thoughts on “Health Benefits

  1. There is some merit to the old saying, “eat your carrots or you’ll go blind.” Carrots are an excellent source of beta-carotene and problems with the eyes are one symptom of a deficiency of beta-carotene. However, there are other sources of beta-carotene that offer a sufficient source of nutrients. It shouldn’t surprise you that vegetables and fruits are your best source of beta-carotene.-

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