Sambar recipe with health benifits

 Health benefits of Sambar

Be it idlis, dosa, wadas or rice, sambar is undoubtedly an indispensable part of South Indian cuisine. Sambar is high on vitamins, minerals iron, zinc, folate, magnesium and antioxidants which can enhance the immune system of the body. It is low in glycemic index- If you are a diabetic and are advised to follow dietary control, then including sambar in your diet will be a good idea. This is because, a bowl of sambar has a GI of 53.6%, thereby helping you to keep your blood sugar level in check without compromising on the taste. Tamarind extract, turmeric powder, curry leaves, red pepper and mustard seeds have a number of health benefits, ranging from good digestion, weight loss and high immunity. Due to the presence of water and fiber, sambar is one of the best foods for smooth digestion.