The Healthy Indian Diet by Raj R. Patel

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How Indian Food Can Be Good for You...

The latest research reveals why traditional diets are good for you, especially those of South Asia, and what's wrong with food today, much of which is refined and mass produced. While modern diets have been planting the seeds of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and many cancers in America and around the world, the Healthy Indian Diet can help prevent them from ever taking root.

Like the Mediterranean Diet, the Healthy Indian Diet is a way of eating based on natural foods and traditional techniques of preparation. This book aims to be a useful guide of what you can eat to optimize your well-being. In these pages, you'll learn:
How refined grains and other easily-digestible carbs in modern diets are linked to chronic disease Why wellness experts like Dr. Oz, Dr. Ornish (who showed how to reverse coronary heart disease without medication), and Dr. Servan-Schreiber (of "Anticancer" fame) praise elements of Indian food, especially spices like turmeric How whole-grain breads, certain fruits and vegetables, fermented dairy, and other elements of the Healthy Indian Diet can help you reduce your risk of chronic inflammation, keep your insulin levels in check, and control your weight In addition to learning about the Healthy Indian Diet, you'll find 31 mouth-watering recipes ranging from dahi (yogurt) and chana masala (a garbanzo bean curry) to oats-and-brown rice dosa (a savory crêpe) and coriander chutney. In the end, you'll have a better understanding of what's meant by the saying "food is medicine" and how we have control over our health based on what we eat.

About Raj R. Patel

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Raj R. Patel, M.D. is a physician-writer interested in how nutrition can help prevent chronic disease. He studied the scientific literature on the Mediterranean Diet and other traditional cuisines and their effects on human health. His research led to "The Healthy Indian Diet." He currently resides in Houston.Hetal Jannu and Anuja Balasubramanian, co-founders of, use their step-by-step cooking videos to guide viewers to create delicious and healthy Indian cuisine at home. They provide a modern and practical approach to traditional Indian cooking, much of which appears in "The Healthy Indian Diet." They live in Dallas.
Published June 26, 2011 by Surya Health, LLC (via CreateSpace). 205 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Cooking.

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Many use ingredients or spice blends—such as curry leaves, dried fenugreek leaves and Chana Masala—that will require a trip to an Indian market and, in some cases, ingredients mentioned in the method do not appear in the ingredients list, making a general familiarity with Indian cooking a help to...

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