While Moringa has been proclaimed as one the more recent superfoods, the fact is that this vegetable has been used in Indian cooking, especially in South Indian dishes for centuries.While Moringa has been proclaimed as one the more recent superfoods, the fact is that this vegetable has been used in Indian cooking, especially in South Indian dishes for centuries. Be it something as simple as a sambhar or avial or just about any meat curry, pieces of drumsticks are often used. It may not be used in many North Indian dishes, but Moringa is steadily making its way to other regions too . Apart from South Indian dishes, you can add these to soups, salads, pickles and different sauces for an added crunch.Cultivated in many parts across India, drumstick is widely known to be therapeutic with a very high nutrition content. The drumstick tree, seeds, pods, fruits (which is known as drumstick) and flowers all have medicinal properties.
1. Regulates blood sugar levels
Drumsticks are a boon for diabetics as they are known to reduce spiked blood sugar levels significantly. It is also known to enhance the gall bladder function, which in turn is helpful in lowering blood glucose.
2. Helps improve digestive health
Drumsticks are an excellent source of B vitamins like niacin, riboflavin and vitamin B12, which are known to play a vital role in improving your digestive health. B vitamins help breaking down the foods and make it easier to digest them smoothly. Moreover, drumsticks containdietary fiber that also aids the digestive process.
3. Great for developing stronger bones
One of the most important health benefits of drumsticks is that it promotes a healthy bone structure due to the presence of high amount of calcium and iron that not only help build strong bones, but also prevents the loss of bone density, further increasing overall stamina and health.
4. Helps purifying blood
Drumsticks are believed to possess blood purifying properties and further acts as a potent antibiotic agent. Consuming drumsticks on a regular basis may help you streamline blood circulation well.
5. Relieves respiratory disorders
Drumsticks have anti-inflammatory properties and generous amounts of vitamin C which helps in inhibiting the growth of allergies in the respiratory tract due to allergens and prevents them from developing into infections and congestion.
6. Boosts immunity
The vitamin C content helps stave off various infections, boosting overall immunity system of the body. The anti-bacterial properties in it can keep you away from common cough and cold and other common illnesses, especially in this nippy weather.
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