Being that at least half of you who made a new year's resolution will have decided to make 2016 a year of healthy eating or start a diet, I am delighted to share with you that you do not need to give up curry. In fact you should eat more curry!
Real Indian food contains many herbs and spices that have been shown to have health benefits and if cooked correctly can help you eat a healthy balanced diet without feeling hungry and depriving yourself of Britain's favourite food. The only problem is that there are very few restaurants that will offer you 'real' Indian food. I still struggle to find curry flavours that I recognise in restaurants because only a handful of areas in Great Britain will offer this; mainly because they are catering for South Asian customers.
Many Indians in India follow a vegetarian diet which means that even if you are vegetarian or reducing your meat intake you have plenty to choose from. Protein packed pulses and beans, used to make daals, are high in fibre, low in saturated fats and bursting with vitamins and minerals. Served alongside vegetable dishes and wholemeal breads you have a balanced meal that keeps you full. If you didn't know already - there is nothing more satisfying than a bowl of daal. Many of our customers order daal in addition to their meat option takeaway meal because they love the flavours so much.
This year we continue to provide healthy menu options for takeaway and on the occasions we have food that is slightly less healthy we will offer alternatives, such as brown rice instead of white and non-fried options like wholemeal chapatti instead of puri, in the set menu.
So don't give up your Friday takeaway curry because you want to eat healthily, just choose the right takeaway curry.
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