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Last Updated : Apr 13,2018
Phytonutrients (Anit 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.
Are phytonutrients essential to the human body?
Phytonutrients are not essential for the human body unlike proteins, carbs, fats, vitamins and minerals. However they have loads of benefits and its best to consume different coloured fruits and vegetables as each of them have different properties which help reduce or prevent diseases. You will not get health benefits by just eating Carrots or Spinach only. Keep adding different coloured fruits and vegetables to your diet on a daily basis.
Benefits of Phytonutrients
Antioxidant Rich : Eating a plant based diet has over 50 times the benefits of Antioxidants over non vegetarian foods. Beware that cooking foods significantly reduces the Antioxidant power.
Anti-inflammatory : Phytonutrients are plant based foods that can reduce inflammation of the cells and ward off cancer.
Good for Eyes : Lycopene Diet Recipes, a phytonutrient, provides the body with lots of Vitamin A which prevents macular degeneration of the eye leading to blindness.
Reduce Risk of Heart Disease : Resveratrol, a phytonutrient found in Grapes, Berries and Peanut may reduce heart disease. More specifically red wine has very high concentration of Resveratrol.
Prevent Cancer : Green Tea, contains Catechins, a phytonutrient which may help in preventing Cancer.
11 Nov 08
Barley Khichdi by Tarla Dalal
Ever thought of making a khichdi with barley? Try it once, and you will want to keep repeating this masterpiece in your kitchen. Made of barley and a horde of veggies, this tasty dish is colourful and attractive.
An exotic combination of veggies gives it a nice juicy crunch, while everyday ing ....
26 Mar 18
30 Apr 18
Black Bean Quinoa Veg Salad by Tarla Dalal
This Black Bean Quinoa Veg Salad is a super tasty and exciting way to consume power-packed ingredients like quinoa, beans and veggies.
It has ingredients of various textures, which gives you a wonderful mouth-feel. The Orange Vinaigrette Dressing, which combines orange juice with honey, herbs an ....
15 Mar 18
Beet and Garlic Salad Recipe, Fibre Rich by Tarla Dalal
This recipe is a bit different from the usual salads
, because it brings together two different ingredients.
While beetroot is often added as part of other salads, not many people think of it or of garlic as key salad ingredients. In this recipe, however, the ....
26 Mar 18
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 ....
26 Mar 18
Vegan Healthy Lunch Salad, Office Salad by Tarla Dalal
Break away from carrying conventional lunches to work, and go for some healthy salads instead! A lunch salad is not only crunchy and tasty but also very satiating – to be a meal by itself.
You can carry the salad and dressing separately and toss them together just before eating your lunch. This ....
26 Mar 18
Kale, Masoor Veg Antioxidant Healthy Office Salad by Tarla Dalal
Trendy lunch? Look no further than a lunch salad
. Salads are healthy, tasty, awesomely attractive and will make you shine with good health.
Lunch salads generally feature a mix of ingredients, which are both satiating and tasty. Usually, some g ....
30 Mar 18
Barley and Moong Dal Khichdi by Tarla Dalal
Life can be tough without comforting khichdi to keep you company! One of the homeliest of meals, khichdi is satiating and soothing to the palate.
Here’s an innovative twist, we have used fibre-rich barley to make this khichdi. A good replacement for rice, barley combines very well with moong d ....
26 Mar 18
Avocado, Broccoli and Bellpepper Lunch Salad by Tarla Dalal
A dashingly colourful salad with a very high feel-good factor, just perfect to pack for lunch
The Avocado, Broccoli and Bell Pepper Lunch Salad has a splash of various colours, textures and flavours ranging from the creaminess of avocadoes ....
26 Mar 18
Healthy Vegetable and Sprouts Lunch Salad by Tarla Dalal
Treat yourself to this tasty and healthful salad, which is satiating enough to have for lunch
From sprouted moong and cooked masoor to greens and veggies like peppers, zucchini and pumpkin, this Healthy Vegetable and Sprouts Lunch Salad bri ....
10 Jan 17
Tabbouleh, Lebanese Tabbouleh by Tarla Dalal
Tabbouleh is a popular Middle Eastern vegetarian recipe, made by tossing together veggies like tomatoes and onions with herbs and lemon juice.
A seasoning of freshly ground black pepper enhances the flavours of all the other ingredients making this salad super tasty. Sometimes, cooked broken whe ....
11 Jan 11
Carrot Onion Soup by Tarla Dalal
The Carrot Onion Soup is a hearty soup made with a unique combination of ingredients. What is so new about combining carrot and onions? Look a little further to discover that this lovely soup also features apples, which brings about a beautiful balance in both flavour and texture.
Milk adds a ....
26 Mar 18
Antioxidant, Protein Rich Healthy Lunch Salad by Tarla Dalal
This is a crunchy, colourful and healthy salad that you can have any time, and even carry to work in the lunch box!
Coloured capsicum, onion and lettuce are loaded with antioxidants, which help build our immune system and fight various diseases. Their peppy flavour and crunchy texture also help ....
11 Nov 08
Zucchini, Bell Pepper and Sprouted Moong Salad by Tarla Dalal
This is one of the most fabulous ways to consume sprouted moong. Teamed up with Vitamin C rich colourful capsicums, juicy zucchini and yummy apples, the fibre rich sprouts turn into a terrific treat for your taste buds.
Apple adds a nice fruity note to the Zucchini and Bell Pepper Sprouted Moo ....
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