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Overview

Benefits of Pickles And Its Side Effects

The process of pickling is popular all across the world. In the traditional pickling, vegetables and fruits were submerged in brine or salted and shredded. Before transferring the food to vinegar, it may be soaked in brine to reduce the moisture content of the food. In the commercial pickling, preservative like EDTA or sodium benzoate may be added. This increases the shelf life of the pickles, while in fermentation, the food used for pickling produces preservative all by itself. It has a lot many health benefits but pickles must be consumed in moderation as there are side effects also.

Benefits of Pickles And Its Side Effects

Table of Content

Pickles
Nutritional Value of Pickles
Health Benefits of Pickles
Contains antioxidants
Prevents digestive problems
Vital minerals
Builds immunity
Reduces sugar levels
Improves digestion
Improves liver health
Prevents ulcers
Helps in pregnancy
Muscle cramps
Boosts immunity
Controls glucose
Uses of Pickles
Side-Effects & Allergies of Pickles
Origin And Cultivation of Pickles

Pickles

Pickling is the way of preserving and expanding the life of food through anaerobic fermentation or by way of immersion in vinegar. Fermentation in brine results in the food called pickles. In fact, the pickling procedure results to the change in texture of the food and its flavor as well. Vinaigrette or a mixture of vinegar and vegetable oil is used in East Asia as the pickling medium. Some of the food items that are picked include eggs, vegetables, meats and fruits. Pickling procedure reduces the pH of the food material which comes around to 4.6 or even lower to kill the bacteria. This procedure can even preserve foods that are perishable. To prepare pickles or to facilitate pickling procedure, herbs and spices like cinnamon, cloves, garlic and mustard seeds are added. If there is sufficient moisture in the food content, dry salt may be used to produce pickling brine. Derived from the Dutch word ‘pekel’, pickle means ‘brine’. In New Zealand and Australia, the word ‘pickle’ is used to refer ‘pickled cucumber’. The term is also used to refer to other pickle kinds like ‘pickle cauliflower’, ‘pickled onion’. In different regions of the world, the word ‘pickle’ is used differently.

Nutritional Value of Pickles

According to NSDA, cucumber pickles comprise of energy, moisture, fat, protein, carbohydrate, sugars and dietary fibers. Apart from this, pickles are rich in minerals and mention must be made to iron, phosphorus, magnesium, sodium and potassium. Pickles also comprise of Vitamin C, riboflavin, thiamin, vitamin B-6, vitamin A, Vitamin B-12, niacin, Vitamin D, Vitamin E and Vitamin K. As nutrients are there in abundance, pickles do have an array of health benefits. Cucumber pickles have a high nutritional value as cucumber is a rich source of fiber, and the best part is that picking will not impact the nutritional content of the fiber.

Health Benefits of Pickles

Mentioned below are the best health benefits of Pickles
Health Benefits of Pickles

Contains antioxidants

Pickles are rich in antioxidants and it mainly holds true for ‘Decalepis hamiltonii’ or the Swallow Root. As unripe and raw vegetables and fruits are used for the making of pickles, its antioxidant content is kept intact. Here the fruits and vegetables are stored raw without any cooking and so pickles are rich sources of antioxidants that tend to fight free radicals and reverse the aging process. Foods that are rich in antioxidant can protect our health and save from impacts of cellular metabolism

Prevents digestive problems

Eating pickles can save you from digestive issues. Probiotic bacteria or the friendly bacteria that form the part of human digestive system help in food digestion. But, these friendly bacteria get killed due to invading bacteria or due to use of antibiotics. Any decrease in the number of probiotic bacteria might lead to digestive issues. Eating pickles that are made without the use of vinegar can help restore probiotics. Pickles prepared out of salt and natural process can lead to the growth of probiotics. Fermented salt pickles can lead to the growth of friendly bacteria to aid digestion.

Vital minerals

Pickles supply your body with vital minerals and vitamins. Fresh pickles, chutneys and dips are made from various beneficial herbs like curry leaves, coriander, parsley, spinach. They taste awesome and may be given to kids to let them have their share of herbs and leafy vegetables. Freshly made pickles are rich in Vitamin A, C, K and Folate and essential minerals like calcium, iron and potassium. The best part is that pickles are even loved by kids, and thus they also reap health benefits of pickles.

Builds immunity

Constituting vital micronutrients, pickles are rich in vitamins and minerals to protect the body from several diseases. It can strengthen the bones, immunity system, cure anemia, protect vision and prevent several other problems.

Reduces sugar levels

Vinegar based pickles can help in reducing blood sugar level and improves blood hemoglobin in diabetic patients. This directly helps to control diabetes. In fact, it is the presence of acetic acid which helps in the control of sugar. But, you must be careful of salted pickles as that can increase blood pressure.

Improves digestion

Amla and gooseberry pickles, that are so popular in India, improve digestion. When you talk about these two fruits in particular, they are loaded with health benefits. Amla has a great usage in the preparation of ayurvedic medicines. Unripe amla pickles offer a variety of health benefits. In the Indian families, it is customary to have amla pickle as appetizer before the main course meal

Improves liver health

Pickles also have hepatoprotective feature that protects liver. Gooseberry and amla pickles mainly help in improving liver health.

Prevents ulcers

Regular consumption of pickles prepared from Indian gooseberry and amla can reduce ulcers. Ulcers refer to internal wounds caused due to the interaction of acids on tissues and due to the sudden failure of mucus membranes. It is mainly gastric ulcer which is caused by the failure of hyperacidity and failure of mucus membrane. If consumed regularly, amla and gooseberry pickles can reduce the chance of ulcer.

Helps in pregnancy

Pregnant women do have pickle cravings for good reasons. Nausea and vomiting which is so common in the first trimester of pregnancy can be relieved by consuming pickles. Morning sickness may be done away with the consumption of pickles. The tart, tangy and sour flavor of pickles tingle taste buds while reviving appetite. This cures nausea and curbs vomiting.

Muscle cramps

Pickle juice is well known for curing muscular cramps. It can fabulously resolve cramping. As per the studies, the one who consumes 1 ml serving of pickle recovers from muscular cramping much faster than the one drinking a glass of plain water.

Boosts immunity

Suguki or Japanese Turnip Pickle can boost the activity of immunity system to help one avoid Spleen Cancer. Certain special kinds of pickles may prevent cancer diseases.

Controls glucose

To keep the blood glucose level under control, you may consider putting 1ml of pickle in your burger piece. By doing so, you may prevent the blood sugar from rising after the meals.

Uses of Pickles

Eating low-sodium pickle is the great way to add more nutrients into the diet. Fruits and vegetables are used for the preparation of pickles that offer a variety of health benefits. Pickle juice is a solid workout booster. Pickle juice or pickles have a variety of interesting uses. If you have a hangover tummy, pickle is an outstanding way to get over with the hangover. It helps to replenish depleted level of sodium and helps in rehydration as well. In most parts of the world, pickle brine is consumed just before stepping out of the sun. It helps to avoid sun strokes. Pickle brine is also a post-workout drink. The scientifically proven benefits assist in workout recovery or exercise recovery. The juice of pickle can be used in soups, salad dressing and any recipe almost. It also cures heartburn.

Side-Effects & Allergies of Pickles

Pickles are good for health but only when consumed in moderation. Pickles increase the risk of esophageal cancer and gastric cancer, and this holds more truth in case of Asian pickled consumption. Pickles are high on salt content and so it increases the risk of hypertension and also heart disease. The main risk of eating pickles is definitely an increase in the blood pressure. It is better to avoid commercial pickles as they are prepared by using different chemicals that are harmful for health. If there is too much oil content, it can increase cholesterol in the blood.

Origin And Cultivation of Pickles

Pickles are good for health but only when consumed in moderation. Pickles increase the risk of esophageal cancer and gastric cancer, and this holds more truth in case of Asian pickled consumption. Pickles are high on salt content and so it increases the risk of hypertension and also heart disease. The main risk of eating pickles is definitely an increase in the blood pressure. It is better to avoid commercial pickles as they are prepared by using different chemicals that are harmful for health. If there is too much oil content, it can increase cholesterol in the blood.

Popular Questions & Answers

I am from Ranchi. I am a college going girl. I get very aggressive if the person in front of my doesn't listens to me. I got a habit of throwing phone. I scream and I shout too and even I cry a lot. I can't understand anything when I am angry. Sometimes, I have a thought of killing the person who messes with me. I get normal after 1 or 2 days and even I forget the incident very easily. I don't understand I am suffering from anything or its normal in this age. Please help.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), N.D.D.Y, F.A.N
Ayurveda, Gurgaon
These are hormonal changes occur in these age, you entered pitta phase of your life, go for walk, breathing exercise, light food. Do not take curd, ferment food, hot spicy food. Take dashmoolarishta 3 tsf twice daily with same amount of water after meal and avipattikar churnam 1 tsf bedtime.

M 26 years unmarried girl. Main apna pura health checkup karne chahti hu. Plzz suggest kaun kan se test karwaun. I have some health issues like. 1. Weight gain 2. Irregular periods 3. Morning Sickness 4. Joints pain 5. Always white discharge or watery discharge 6. Low immunity 7. Low stamina 8. Not able to loose weight 9. Headache 10. Pain in tummy left syd after the periods over 11. Mood swings very soon.

BHMS
Homeopath, Secunderabad
Do not worry. Have patience and implement certain changes in your life style. Start with mild exercise every day and increase the duration over the next few weeks. Eat only healthy food (homemade is preferable) and avoid all junk food or outside food and beverages. Have more natural food (fruits and vegetables) which will not only nourish your body but also help reduce your weight naturally. Drink enough water (8-10 glasses of water or more ). Sleep at the right time every day (7-8 hrs sleep is good for maintaining good metabolism and biorhythm ). You can add Homeopathy which is based on holistic approach towards health. You can contact me or chat online for a detailed consultation.

I feel like my heart is burning continuously after taking food. I have tried capsules and eno but it gets me temporary relief. Is there any serious concern. Please assist me what should I do. Thank you.

Diploma In Diet & Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hyderabad
Heartburn is due to wrong foods. Eliminate from your diet. 1. Pickles 2. Spicy foods 3. Oily foods, oily curries 4. Fried foods 5. Papad 6. Pakodas 7. Foods with excess red chilly. Also. Sleep in time. Drink more water.
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Hey doctor. I am having bloating problem. Even if I am empty I bloat a lot. I feel like some gas is there inside nd I need to forcibly take out. But then also I don't feel comfortable. Also my fingers are numbed at times. Nd I feel pain in the right side of chest. Is that a serious issue? please help.

MSc Applied Biology, Diploma in Naturopathy
Ayurveda, Delhi
If u remain skipping meals ......U may add another problem ,...obesity Take some pure natural , Antioxidants/Probiotics /nuts /low CHO and High protein diet ,,.....If donot understand ask for life style changes plus exercise .........It is not a big deal

I am getting white spots on my skin and scalp wt medicine should I take to get rid of them. Some doctors said that some food items will increase there existence what are those food items? Please help me out.

MD PHYSICIAN
General Physician, Delhi
Foods to avoid if suffering from white spots: Curd, Tamarind, Raw Tomato, Raw Onion, Raw garlic, Brinjal, Papaya, Green chili, Pickles, Citrus fruits & Citrus fruit items / juices as oranges, lemon even grapes are strictly restricted. Fish and red meat should also be restricted. Oily / spicy food & non vegetarian food intake should be lowered. Milk & milk product intake to be lowered (not in case of kids). One should not take medicines containing Amla (Gooseberry - a rich source of Vit. C)... Any eatable made of soda bi carb, stored sour things, junk food, tinned foods or drinks, chocolates, coffee or cocoa products should not be taken regularly. Foods to increase in diet: green vegetables, beetroot, carrot, figs, carrot etc.
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Popular Health Tips

Food Precautions And Routine For Piles Patients

MBBS, MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Kota
Food Precautions And Routine For Piles Patients
  1. Stop using any tea/coffee completely. No out side hot/cold Beverages.
  2. Do not use sour taste items (Tamarind, Lemons, Pickles, Tomatoes, Curds, oranges, citrus, Vinegar etc.) in your food.
  3. Non-Vegetarian food even eggs are completely restricted.
  4. No Chilies in any form (Red, green, Chili powder and raw) and spicy food.
  5. No deep-fried and oily food best preffred is boiled food.
  6. No Heavy pulses i.e. Black Grams (Urd), Kidney Grams (Rajmaha), Lobia Etc.
  7. Drinking is strictely prohibited in any case, smoking and chewing of any tobacco items have to be avoided.
  8. No heavy exercises i.e. weight lifting, but a complete bed rest is not required.
  9. Avoid long journey, sitting/drivingriding for long hours, after every 1 hour session please have a 10 minutes walk and no late night working or awakening.

What to use: (Compulsory)

  1. Drink lots of water (4-5) liters in a day)
  2. Drink radish juice 50-100 ml thrice in a day. (mandatory). Eat radishes and carrots compulsory in your food or as salad.
  3. Use light and liquid food as Moong Dal (Green Grams) , Arahar dal(Yellow dal) , rice etc.
  4. Suggested Food routine:
    Breakfast: Have Daliya/Saviyan/Fruit salad/Upma/Poha /Idli etc.
    Lunch: Semi solid mixutre (khichddi) of Rice and Moong (Green Grams)in lunch.
    Dinner: Green Grams/Vegetables and rice/roti with a half spoon home made butter added to vegetable in dinner. All the preparation shall be with out spices, chilies and oil. Preferred to have boiled food.
  5. Take one spoon of Triphala powder or any other digestive enhancer with warm water or as per the prescriptions before going to sleep.
  6. Eat fiber rich fruits and vegetables i.e. Papaya, Fig,Watermelon, Pomegranate, Guava, etc.

 

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Pickle vs Chutney - Which Has More Benefits?

Ph.D - Ayurveda, MD - Ayurveda, Diploma in Diet and Nutrition, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Diploma Yoga
Ayurveda, Jaipur
Pickle vs Chutney - Which Has More Benefits?

The primary difference between pickle and chutney lies in the fact that pickles are meant to be preserved for months together while chutneys are devoid of preservatives and are required to be consumed very soon. Both of these food items proffer a host of health benefits including an optimum supply of all the needful minerals and vitamins along with the antioxidants. Some of the ingredients present in the pickle and chutney help in controlling high blood pressure, diabetes, improves digestion and immunity.

Pickles and the process of preparing the pickles
The process of making pickles is known to have originated in India, and it was the most viable way of preserving food items so that it can be stored for future usage. The process started as a means of preserving those food items, which are not available all through the year. The conventional means of preparing pickles in oriental style incorporates the usage of ingredients like oil, salt, chilli powder along with other condiments. The ingredients are mixed as per the set proportions, and there are many health benefits of eating pickles on a regular basis.

As per the reports of NSDA, pickles contain moisture, energy, fat, protein, carbohydrates, fibres, vitamins and sugar. The long list of vitamins includes Vitamin A, Vitamin B, Vitamin B-12, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, riboflavin, niacin, thiamin, and folate. Indian pickles abound in phosphorus, iron, magnesium, sodium and potassium. The health benefits of pickles include the supply of necessary antioxidants, probiotics which are the gut-friendly antibiotics, helps in digestion, improve haemoglobin levels in anaemic people. There are some pickles which aid in controlling blood pressure levels and have hepatoprotective properties.

Chutney and their health benefits
Chutneys are a ubiquitous component of Indian cuisine, and some of the most common flavours added to the chutneys include ginger, garlic, onion salt, sugar and tamarind among others. Homemade chutneys prepared in almost all Indian households can be preserved for about a week in the refrigerator. Chutneys are filled with vitamins along with other nutrients, and less usage of oil makes it fat-free. They are rich in antioxidants, and sometimes fresh leaves are added to ensure inclusion of chlorophyll.

Just like pickles, chutneys also offer a wide range of advantages for one’s health. It provides the body with the needful amount of antioxidants which are the micronutrients that aid in protecting the body from the free radicals. These free radicals are a type of unstable chemicals being generated at the time of cellular metabolism and react with the cells and cause damage to the DNA. The DNA then becomes unstable and gives way to the production of more free radicals which can be controlled by the consumption of antioxidants. The chutneys also supply the body with all the vitamins, minerals and other micronutrients which are necessary for sustaining healthy living.

To conclude, both pickles, as well as chutneys, are a significant part of the Indian food habits. Both of these items have a great taste and offer a wide variety of health aids which testifies to their consumption on a regular basis. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an Ayurveda.

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Diet Guidance!

MSc
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Lucknow
Diet Guidance!

The best dietician in India says that a proper and healthy diet goes a long way in keeping your body as well as mind healthy and fresh. Without a balanced diet, you can never have a healthy lifestyle. Lucknow dietician, the best dietician in India says thathaving a proper diet has many benefits such as- a healthy and happy life, can provide you protection from various diseases, boost your immunity, keep your weight in control, boost energy, improve your mood etc. Everybody should incorporate a healthy diet in their life. Here are some diet options to incorporate for a healthy lifestyle:

Breakfast: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It should never be skipped. A hearty breakfast keeps you fuelled through the day. The best dietician in India says that the first meal of your day should be rich in proteins. It should also include fruits.

Breakfast Tips:

  1. Various options for breakfast:
  • Eggs- boiled/ scrambled/ omelette or any way you like.
  • Oatmeal or cereal
  • Brown/ multigrain bread with peanut butter or a sandwich
  • Paratha
  • IdliSambar/ Upma
  • Poha
  • Oats dosa/ oats idli
  • Porridge
  • Moong dal dhoka
  •  Breakfast Smoothies
  1. Beverages:
  • Tea
  • Coffee
  • Juice
  • Green Tea
  1. Add a portion of fruits (any fruit you like or combination) to your breakfast.
  2. The best dietician in India also suggests adding a few dry fruits to your breakfast. Include about 4 to 5 soaked almonds, 2 to 3 dates, 2 walnuts, 1 anjeer or dried fig in your breakfast.

Lunch:

The best dietician in India, Lucknowdieticiansuggests you to have your lunch lighter than your breakfast.

Lunch should include:

  • Chutneys/ Pickles
  • 2 chapatis
  • A vegetable and dal
  • A little portion of rice

Snacks:The tea-time snacks should also be light.  The best dietician in India says that it is best to have snacks between 4-5 pm.

Snacks Options:

  • Sprouts
  • Fruits
  • Mixed Nuts
  • Sandwich
  • Chivda
  • Moong Pakoda
  • Steamed Corn 
  • Yogurt

Dinner: Dinner should be the lightest meal of the day. Lucknow dietician, the best dietician in India says that you should go by the proverb that says- ‘Have breakfast like a king and dinner like a beggar’.

  1. Dinner Options:
  • Brown Rice
  • 1 chapati with vegetable and dal
  • Oats and include a salad/ soup in your dinner.

The best dietician in India says incorporating the above diet options will also aid you in weight loss if you follow it properly. It will provide you with the necessary food nutrition.

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9 Amazing Foods That Boost Your Gut Health!

Dietitian,Nutritionist & Health Management, Sports Nutritionist, Health Coach
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Gurgaon

A healthy gut is what keeps our body up and running the healthy way, however, it is only recently that people have started thinking about their gut health consciously. It is a commonly known fact that our body is a complex structure, where everything is connected to each other and that is where a healthy gut fits in, as it is closely related with a number of functions performed by our body. An unbalanced gut health is closely related to problems such as autoimmune diseases, hormonal imbalance, autism, etc. Also, a healthy gut supports good gastrointestinal function. 

So, it makes most of us wonder about the ways that can help maintain our gut health. Yes! There are a number of good bacteria that can help us in improving the health of our gut, which in turn will boost our digestion. And, if we make a conscious choice to eat foods that promote it, chances of an anti-inflammatory response may decline. 

  1. Prebiotic power food: Prebiotic food contains ingredients like fiber that the intestine bacteria feast upon, creating byproducts that are fermented and hence, beneficial for the health. The most powerful prebiotic nourishments are almonds, asparagus, bananas, cereal, garlic, plant greens (particularly dandelion), kiwi, mushrooms, oats and onions.
  2. Probiotic power food: Rather than being cooked or eaten crisp, probiotic-rich food items are moderately cooked in such a way that the microbes get a chance to ferment naturally. These food items provide fiber to our gut bacteria. Some of them include curd, kimchi, carrots, green beans, beetroot, pickles and Greek olives, fermented soybeans and cultured dairy items.
  3. Whole oranges: Oranges are a blessing for gut health as they not only supply your gut with the desired amount of fiber but also keeps it well hydrated along with improved nutrient absorption. However, we should not consume too much of citrus fruits as excessive consumption can cause more harm than good to our gut health.
  4. Sourdough bread: This somewhat rough and chewy bread is made with a lactic corrosive starter that contains parts of lactobacillus, a type of microscopic organisms that includes good bacteria. And, when it comes to choosing the bread, sourdough is one amongst the healthiest choices available.
  5. Lentils: Lentils contain solvent fiber and are additionally a source of prebiotics that feeds our current valuable gut bacteria.
  6. Dark chocolate: The microorganisms inside our GI tract can productively ferment chocolate. These byproducts have been found to be beneficial, both for the well-being of the gut as well as for a sound heart. Search for dark chocolate with no less than 70% cocoa content and enjoy the bittersweet flavor. 
  7. Pickles: Fermenting a cucumber into a pickle increases the benefits, loading the crunchy veggie with probiotics. However, not all pickles offer good bacteria, therefore, it is important to go for those that are made with saline solution i.e salt and water as opposed to vinegar.
  8. Sauerkraut: Another source of nourishment is called sauerkraut. It is also known as fermented cabbage and acts as a way to provide probiotic bacteria to the GI tract. Make sure to search for newly made sauerkraut, it can be easily found in the refrigerated section.
  9. Butter: Butter is a source of butyrate in our diets that occurs naturally. Dishes that contain butyrate have the potential to enhance the intestinal boundary function and improve general gut health. Specifically, the butter made from the milk of grass-fed cows. 

Now, that it is clear, we must make an effort to include these foods in our daily diet and improve our gut health. In case of further query please do consult an expert & get answers to questions!

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Pickle vs Chutney - Which Is Healthier?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Kanpur
Pickle vs Chutney - Which Is Healthier?

The primary difference between pickle and chutney lies in the fact that pickles are meant to be preserved for months together while chutneys are devoid of preservatives and are required to be consumed very soon. Both of these food items proffer a host of health benefits including an optimum supply of all the needful minerals and vitamins along with the antioxidants. Some of the ingredients present in the pickle and chutney help in controlling high blood pressure, diabetes, improves digestion and immunity.

Pickles and the process of preparing the pickles
The process of making pickles is known to have originated in India, and it was the most viable way of preserving food items so that it can be stored for future usage. The process started as a means of preserving those food items, which are not available all through the year. The conventional means of preparing pickles in oriental style incorporates the usage of ingredients like oil, salt, chilli powder along with other condiments. The ingredients are mixed as per the set proportions, and there are many health benefits of eating pickles on a regular basis.

As per the reports of NSDA, pickles contain moisture, energy, fat, protein, carbohydrates, fibres, vitamins and sugar. The long list of vitamins includes Vitamin A, Vitamin B, Vitamin B-12, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, riboflavin, niacin, thiamin, and folate. Indian pickles abound in phosphorus, iron, magnesium, sodium and potassium. The health benefits of pickles include the supply of necessary antioxidants, probiotics which are the gut-friendly antibiotics, helps in digestion, improve haemoglobin levels in anaemic people. There are some pickles which aid in controlling blood pressure levels and have hepatoprotective properties.

Chutney and their health benefits
Chutneys are a ubiquitous component of Indian cuisine, and some of the most common flavours added to the chutneys include ginger, garlic, onion salt, sugar and tamarind among others. Homemade chutneys prepared in almost all Indian households can be preserved for about a week in the refrigerator. Chutneys are filled with vitamins along with other nutrients, and less usage of oil makes it fat-free. They are rich in antioxidants, and sometimes fresh leaves are added to ensure inclusion of chlorophyll.

Just like pickles, chutneys also offer a wide range of advantages for one’s health. It provides the body with the needful amount of antioxidants which are the micronutrients that aid in protecting the body from the free radicals. These free radicals are a type of unstable chemicals being generated at the time of cellular metabolism and react with the cells and cause damage to the DNA. The DNA then becomes unstable and gives way to the production of more free radicals which can be controlled by the consumption of antioxidants. The chutneys also supply the body with all the vitamins, minerals and other micronutrients which are necessary for sustaining healthy living.

To conclude, both pickles, as well as chutneys, are a significant part of the Indian food habits. Both of these items have a great taste and offer a wide variety of health aids which testifies to their consumption on a regular basis. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an ayurveda.

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Table of Content

Pickles
Nutritional Value of Pickles
Health Benefits of Pickles
Contains antioxidants
Prevents digestive problems
Vital minerals
Builds immunity
Reduces sugar levels
Improves digestion
Improves liver health
Prevents ulcers
Helps in pregnancy
Muscle cramps
Boosts immunity
Controls glucose
Uses of Pickles
Side-Effects & Allergies of Pickles
Origin And Cultivation of Pickles