SOUTH INDIAN VEGETARIAN FOOD SAFE AND HEALTHY OR DIFFICIENT ?
South ndian Vegetarian Food contains simple ingredients , yet contains sufficient Energy-Yielding Nutrients: Carbohydrates, Fat (use of ghee in sweets and rice ) & Protein .
There was a myth and advice about Rice eaters to replace to wheat . Look at the G.I. of different grains .
Glycemic Index , Carbohydrate intake , Blood sugar levels :
Glycemic Index [G.I.]of Grains.
Brown Rice : 68
WHITE RICE : 73
Whole wheat : 62
MAIDA : 89 ( source is wheat - Naan,noodles, the source is Maida )
Chick pea : 52 .
South Indian food :
Break fast : Typical S.I. B.F is made out of mainlt rice , but a good mix of dhals also into it . It is not just Idli Dasa as people think . There is a good mix of Rava (sourc from wheat )eg: Rava dosai, Upma, Kitchadi tc.
Lunch : Rice and accompanying curries like Sambar (made from Lentils ), Rasam (Pepper water ) nd the the devine Curd (or butter milk ), 2 cooked vegetables .Some influenced by Yoga diet go for fresh vegetables but not all (uncooked )
Dinner : Will be simplest , many going for Chapathi , or any of the Breakfast itens mentioned above from wheat source .
Kindly take a look at the attached facts to have a clear insight into the contents and the benefits of the Lentils that are consumes sufficiently by S.I. vegetarians .
THE CONCENTARTION OF CONTENTS PARTICULARLY , CARBOHYDRATE , IN THE LIGHT OF DIABETES, FATS ON CVD AND HEART HEALTH , IS VERY LOW . NOTE THE CONTENTS OF VITAMINS & MICRO NUTRIENTS (THAT TOO IN BBOILED COOKED LENTILS ) , excellent .
THE MOST IMPORTANT IS THE CONTENTOF DIETARY FIBER . THAT IS WHY THE AMERICAM GASTRO ENTEROLOGISTS AND PROCTOLOGIS SAY THAT PEOPLE ON HIGH DIETARY FIBER THE INCIDENCE OF COLON CANCER IS MIIMAL .
There may be a shortfall in Vit D and Omega 3 which fish eaters get enough .
Vit D difficiency is rampant among aged non vegetarians also . But simple slution take tablets daily or weekly .
The omega 3 difficiency also can be overcome if they can afford to go for nuts . more
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