Indian food is good for you!

It is a common misconception that Indian food is unhealthy. Always freshly cooked, with plenty of vegetables and a good balance of protein and carbohydrates, enjoying Indian food is a great way to achieve a balanced diet, and what’s more, many recent studies have discovered that the spices and herbs in Indian food can have fantastic health benefits. Here are a few examples:

Garlic – aids digestion, lowers cholesterol, decreases blood pressure and has anti-clotting effects. Recent research shows garlic to be beneficial in the treatment of diabetes.

Ginger – speeds up metabolism, inhibits nausea, calms spasms, soothes digestive problems and contains antioxidants, thus protecting against disease.

Chilli – reduces congestion, prevents stomach ulcers, aids cardiovascular health and could ease arthritic swelling and pain.

Turmeric – rich in antioxidants, researchers have discovered that turmeric may help prevent cancer and could prevent Alzheimer’s disease.

Cumin – a good source of iron and manganese, helps digestion and prevents bloating.

Mustard - a stimulant that can be used to relieve respiratory complaints. Mustard seeds aid digestion and could help prevent cancer.

Coriander – a good source of iron, magnesium and fibre, helps relieve anxiety and insomnia and is used in India for its anti-inflammatory properties.

Cinnamon – contains powerful anti-ageing, disease-fighting antioxidants, improves blood circulation, has blood-thinning properties and lowers blood glucose and cholesterol.

Cardamom – used medicinally to soothe digestive disorders, reduce congestion in the lungs and to treat infections in the teeth and gums.

Cloves – stimulate digestion, reduce congestion, anti-inflammatory and are used for the treatment of toothache.

Baba Penzance

Opened in 2004, Baba Penzance is constantly evolving; our passion for breaking culinary boundaries brings you an array of unique, fusion and traditional dishes of outstanding quality and flavour.

We are committed to sourcing local produce so you are guaranteed dishes made with the freshest ingredients while we maintain our support for local businesses and reduce our carbon footprint.

Find out more about the Baba Restaurant & Takeaway, plus view the full menu online

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