If you are in the US, the Friday night scenario is typically the same. Cooking meal at home is a big no and going out for dinner fees so so what do you do? If you like a quick spicy mean to end a hectic week, the best option is to order an Indian takeout.
Interestingly, Indian takeouts are quite convenient and taste delicious even when they get home, a few minutes or even hours later, which makes the decision even easier. But has the thought ever crossed your mind that Indian food can actually kill you? What is the first thing that crosses our mind when we talk about the Indian food? Well its spices, oily and fattening food. That's all good, but hey, is there a serious threat here?
One school of thought is that we have become so health conscious these days that it has become hard for us to enjoy food. Looks like all best tasting things in life are bad for us, chocolates, pizzas, burgers are very tempting but they are also fattening. Newspapers, TV channels, magazines are talking about the researchers carried out by various food agencies and universities confirming that eating much of all these foods will lead to many health problems such as diabetes, cancer and few other dangerous diseases. But do not we know that eating of anything in excess is not good for us. Yes, some Indian food dishes are prepared using excess oil and are considers unhealthy only if eat in excess.
But there are many misconceptions that we have regarding the Indian food and eating it will certainly not kill you. Indian food can also be prepared in various ways so that it does not lose its basic taste but also becomes both healthy and delicious. You can certainly find dishes in your local Indian food store or restaurants that will not contribute to you opening another notch on your belt.
Not many people realize it but Indian food uses a wider array of fruits, legumes and vegetables compared to any other food. Indian food has evolved over thousands of years and the climatic condition and the cultural differences plays a very important role in defining the basic food habits of a region. The various spices that Indian uses in their food most of them have proved to have a lot of medicinal properties like the turmeric, garlic, ginger and green chillies etc. These spices also make the Indian cuisine tasty and appealing.
Many think that all Indian food is fat and oily, but this is totally capricious as you can prepare the Indian food in various ways to make it much lighter. Realizing how people have become so health conscious many Indian restaurants and takeaway places have started innovating the culinary to suit everyone's taste and requirements.
Today you can find much low fat saturated oil which is also low in cholesterol, if you use these items to prepare your food it will be much healthier. Also when you are preparing the Indian dishes which require yogurt or cream make sure to use the low fat option. Use lot of vegetables, legumes and lentils and this will surely make your food much healthier.