good for the brain. They contain omega 3 fatty acids which helps in smooth working of nervous system and improves memory
How I use it: Adding Walnuts in salads or while baking adding them to cakes and cookies is a great way to use them. Also I keep transparent jars filled with walnuts, almonds and this on the dining table, so whenever the kids get hungry they can have them.
Eyes : Sliced carrots as well as almonds are shaped like the eye and both of these help in improving the eyesight. Carrots are a rich source of vitamin A and beta carotene which helps in reducing risk if cataract as well as other age related eye problems. Almonds are a good source of Vitamin E which is also good for the eyes and slows macular degeneration
How I use it : My daughter is not very fond of carrots, so I generally add carrots while making tomato soup, or when I make pizza sauce. Also when I make Aloo parathas I grate some carrot in the boiled potatoes :). For Almonds, nut jars that I mentioned above
Heart : Tomatoes, like the heart are divided into chambers and also are red in colour. They contain vitamin B6, Niacin and foliate which are associated with reduction of heart diseases. Tomato rich diet also increases the good DHL cholesterol levels.
How I use it : Indian food by default contains tomatoes in mostly all curries as well as dry vegetables, so there is no special effort that needs to be made to increase the consumption. But since mostly this is consumed cooked, once in a while as an evening snack I give the kids raw tomatoes sprinkled with black salt and pepper. Also add these to uttapas and sandwiches
Lungs : Grapes are shaped like the alveoli of the lungs. Grapes are good to cure and control respiratory ailments like asthma and bronchitis. Also a high diet in fresh grapes has shown to reduce the risk of lung cancer
How I use it : I don’t have to do anything special to include grapes in our diet since everyone at home loves this fruit
Onions : Sliced onions look like the body’s cells and they are known to clear waste material from the body.
How I use it : Onions also are the most common ingredient of indian food and have to make no specific effort to include this to the diet.
Celery : Celery is a great source of sodium which is a part of the molecular structure which strenghtens bones
How I use this : This is something that I have still not been able to incorporate in our regular diet and am looking for ideas around this :
Kidney Beans : Kidney beans have got their name from the kidney due to its shape and they also help maintaining kidney function since the provide a variety of vitamins and minerals. They are thus good to maintain general health too.
How I use it : Rajma (kidney bean) rice, as well as dal makhani is a favorite at my home so either of these are prepared atleast once a week.