Sodium is essential in small amounts to maintain good health; however, most of us consume far more than what our body needs. Fruits, vegetables, legumes and grains contain tiny quantities of naturally occurring sodium. In stark contrast, all processed foods are packed with sodium – cookies, wafers, chips, pizzas, burgers, packaged cereals and salted meat. Research shows that processed foods comprise of 75% of our daily sodium intake! Sodium is necessary in the diet; but, too much sodium has an adverse effect on our body.
Let's understand red rice. This is unpolished rice which contains vital nutrients. Its rich red colour is due to the antioxidant - anthocyanins. The anthocyanins are super potent-free radical fighters and destroyers and have a host of wonderful health benefits. As it is not refined, it contains vital components, i.e. the husk, bran and germ of the rice. These elements contain a high amount of dietary fibre and are packed with vitamin B-complex and essential fats.
Turmeric has been gaining massive popularity and repute and all its wonderful benefits are science-backed. The spice contains compounds with powerful medicinal properties – these compounds are curcuminoids, and the principal one is curcumin