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Last Updated : Aug 01,2019
What are Flavonoids?
Phytonutrients ( Anti Oxidants found in plant life) comes from the Greek word “phyto” meaning plant. There are thousands of chemicals found in plants called Phytonutrients or Phytochemicals which help fight against fungi, bug, pollution, sun and germs and found in fruits and vegetables. Flavonoids are one class of Phytonutrients found in plants and provide them with their colourful pigments. There are thousands of chemicals found in plants which help fight against fungi, bug, pollution, sun and germs and found in fruits and vegetables.
Hence, eating a diet from plant based foods will help you get the benefits of these rich nutrients. Flavonoids are a strong antioxidant which helps our body fight harmful free radicals. There are about 4,000 types of Flavonoids.
Plants are affected by environmental conditions which change through the year. The yield of Flavonoids in summer for leafy vegetables is far more higher than in other seasons. Some Flavonoids like pears and red cabbage offer the same Flavonoids content throughout the year. Cooking seems to reduce the effect of Flavonoids and hence they are better had in Smoothies or juices.
Why you should eat different coloured foods?
For a healthy life style, ensure that you get an assortment of Flavonoids in your diet and not focus only on one source as each food has its own strength. The richer the assorted colour of fruits and vegetables on your plate, the healthier it is for you. While dark green leafy vegetables will provide you Iron, Berries like Blueberry, Strawberry will give you strong antioxidant benefits and help ward of cancer and provide fibre and potassium. Lentils such as Moong Dal, Urad Dal will provide good protein on the table for Vegetarians. Dark Chocolate is good for your Heart. So the list goes on. Avoid processed food and stay away from Sugar which is the kay cause of body inflammation.
32 Food Sources Rich in Flavonoids
Quinoa Veg Upma, Vegan Breakfast by Tarla Dalal
Wondering what to make for breakfast
today? Go for this healthy, vegan Quinoa Veg Upma.
Loaded with the goodness of quinoa and veggies, this upma tastes awesome, is very filling, and nutritious as well. It is quite easy to make too.
You just ....
Energy Chia Seed Drink with Lime and Honey, For Endurance Athletes by Tarla Dalal
There is no debating that Chia seeds are good for your health. A treasure trove of omega-3 fatty acids, which is hard for vegetarians to come by, these tiny seeds are also loaded with fibre and protein.
It is interesting to note that this easily digestible little seed has antioxidants (ALA), w ....
24 Jul 19
Hummus, Lebanese Dip by Tarla Dalal
Hummus, the famous traditional Lebanese
spread, has a creamy chickpea texture. It tastes fantastic when served as apart of a mezze platter with Pita Bread
or ve ....
Parsley Hummus by Tarla Dalal
Chick peas which are rich in protein, calcium and fibre are blended with vitamin a and e laden parsley to make this healthy dip. Enjoy it with whole wheat pita or simply use it as a sandwich spread to make a quick snack.
27 Jun 19
21 Jun 19
Papaya and Green Apple Smoothie by Tarla Dalal
The delightful flavour and amazing texture of this smoothie will surely be noticed by you! An amazing blend of fruits, curds and vanilla essence makes this a real heart throb. In fact, once you taste it, this Papaya and Green Apple Smoothie will win hands down over any junky snack you might consider ....
Moong Dal Dosa ( Idlis and Dosas ) by Tarla Dalal
Just the beautiful golden colour of this Moong Dal Dosa is enough to make you drool! And fortunately it is so tasty it won’t let your appetite down.
Made of par-boiled rice and moong dal, soaked, ground and fermented, these dosas have a deliciously homely flavour and enticing crispness, which ....
Masoor Dal Recipe by Tarla Dalal
If tempered with the right spices and masalas, even a simple, low-salt dal recipe can make you drool! This Masoor Dal recipe proves the fact.
Flavoured with common, everyday ingredients and tempered with cumin seeds and ginger, the dal tastes really awesome even though we have used very little s ....
Masoor Dal, Easy Masoor Dal Recipe by Tarla Dalal
Here is something you can prepare on any day, to enjoy the satiating wholesomeness of home-cooked meals! This Masoor Dal is prepared using common spice powders and pastes, not to forget tasty onions and tomatoes, which give it a lip-smacking flavour and aroma.
Serve it hot with your favourite ....
Broccoli and Bajra Snack by Tarla Dalal
Bajra is a storehouse of nutrients, but hardly included in the diet except perhaps as a khichdi or roti. Here is a truly delicious snack made of whole bajra and broccoli. Chopped onions, garlic and red chilli flakes impart tremendous taste to this snack, while olive oil, though used in small quantit ....
27 Jul 19
Pear and Pomegranate Salad ( Soups and Salads Recipe ) by Tarla Dalal
If you find fresh pears in the marketplace, buy them and attempt this fresh pear salad. A warm dressing of pomegranate juice, lemon, mustard powder, honey and freshly ground pepper introduce a brilliant taste to the cut pear cubes. Toss in crisp iceberg lettuce too, it adds a definite crunch to the ....
28 Jun 19
Carrot Cucumber and Rajma Salad in Mint Dressing by Tarla Dalal
A light salad loaded with vitamin A from carrot and mint together with protein-rich rajma too, the Carrot, Cucumber, Rajma Salad in Mint Dressing is a treat to your taste buds and eyes, in more ways than one. Not only is the salad beautiful to behold, it also provides excellent nourishment for your ....
Broccoli Broth ( Healthy Soups and Salads Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
No more running noses and sneezy wheezies. Ensure good health and immunity with this vitamin C rich soup made of vibrantly coloured and flavourful broccoli. The antioxidants contributed by broccoli and the other ingredients in this soup counteract the harmful cellular by products created during norm ....
Gujarati Style Urad Dal Recipe by Tarla Dalal
Next time you decide to make dal, reach out to the jar of urad and make this tasty Gujarati
Style Urad Dal Recipe! Subtly flavoured with curds and a dash of spices, this dal has a homely but very satiating taste.
You can prepare this dish earlier on, but bef ....
Kale and Apple Salad by Tarla Dalal
Kale is a tasty variety of cabbage, which is commonly used in salads and sandwiches across the globe. Nowadays, it is available in specialty stores and supermarkets in India too.
This delicious Kale and Apple Salad combines the unique flavour and texture of kale leaves with crunchy strips of a ....
26 Nov 18
Kand Tikki by Tarla Dalal
Kand Tikki is a perfect recipe to try when you are bored of potato-based snacks. In a smart twist, this recipe enables you to use kand instead of potatoes to make tikkis, especially in the winter, when this root vegetable is in season and you can’t skip a visit to the market without buying some!
Pomegranate Tea, Turkish Tea by Tarla Dalal
Pomegranate Tea is a unique Turkish beverage made by blending and straining cooked pomegranate.
A dash of lemon juice adds to the tanginess of the drink, which is resplendent with the naturally bright colour and vibrant flavour of pomegranate.
When making the Pomegranate Tea, allow the cooke ....
Brain Booster, Carrot Apple Beetroot and Spinach Juice by Tarla Dalal
This Carrot Apple Beetroot and Spinach Juice is perfect for the times when you need to concentrate. This brain-booster will keep your mental faculties in top gear!
Beetroots, carrots and spinach contain iron, folic acid and zinc, all of which improve the oxygen-carrying power of blood and there ....
15 Jan 19
Rajma by Tarla Dalal
Rajma is one of the most popular dishes in North India. In this Punjabi delicacy, cooked kidney beans is excitingly flavoured with a wide array of ingredients ranging from ginger and green chillies to tomatoes and onions, spices and masala powders too.
However, you will be surprised to see that ....
Apple and Oats Milkshake by Tarla Dalal
A soothing milkshake that will help you relax and rejuvenate! Apple and oats are both fibre-rich ingredients, and make a winning combo in terms of flavour and texture too. Raisins impart a natural sweetness to this drink, further enhanced with a lacing of honey. Fix up this Apple and Oats Milkshake ....
Grilled Broccoli Recipe by Tarla Dalal
This is surely one of the yummiest ways to enjoy fresh and crisp broccoli! Marinated with lemon juice and black pepper, and then grilled to perfection, the Grilled Broccoli has a nice texture and fabulous flavour, with spicy and tangy tones.
This delicious treat is also equally healthy, being ri ....
Beetroot, Peppers, Carrot Healthy Salad for Work by Tarla Dalal
A splash of colours and vibrant flavours, this salad is a real delight to munch on. Enjoyed as a lunch in the afternoon, it is sure to reboot your day and make you feel positively charged!
The Beetroot, Peppers, Carroty Healthy Salad for Work is loaded with multi-textured ingredients with awesom ....
Apple and Banana Steel Cut Oats by Tarla Dalal
Steel-cut oats is a high-fibre
product made by slicing oat grains into two or three groats each.
It is healthier and more mealy than quick cooking oats, and has a really awesome mouth-feel. You can make exciting breakfast and snack options by combining st ....
How To Cook and Store Steel Cut Oats for 5 Days by Tarla Dalal
Steel-cut oats is a variety that’s gaining popularity of late. Here, whole grains of oats are cut into two or three groats. Hence, the name steel-cut.
Since it is made from whole grains of oats, it has a mealier mouth-feel. Being rich in fibre
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