India is a beautiful country and not just in words but in its very core values. We are very rooted on our traditions and our culture is one that dates back to thousands of years. While this new generation is busy tagging these traditions as old and conservative, there are some hidden health benefits to them. Some of these Indian traditions were formed keeping these benefits in mind. Have a look at some of them!
Rangoli is more than just a beautiful sight!
Many Indian homes have the practice of making Rangoli patterns in front of their home. Not only are they pretty to look at at, but they are great mood enhancers as well. Usually the women in the family make rangolis and so it helps them to have a clear and happy mind throughout the day. Additionally, the varied patterns and colors also benefit your eyesight.
Indian obsession with Silver
Indian are obsessed with silver be it in jewelry or the fact that we love wearing silver jewelry. But silver has many health benefits as well. Firstly, eating in silver cutlery is beneficial because it has anti-bacterial properties. Secondly, silver jewelry not only looks great on you but it also enhances bone formations. It also helps in keeping your blood vessel elastic in nature.
Ghee and its health benefits
The reason why our mothers love to use ghee in all the food we consume is because it lowers your blood pressure. As opposed to popular belief, ghee helps in keeping your weight under control. It is also much healthier than other oils.
Mehendi designs are healthy too
Girls love to apply mehendi designs. More than looking pretty they help in keeping your body cool during summers.
Eating with your hands
Most Indian prefer eating with their hands. While it is true that it induces bacteria into your system, there’s a logic behind it. Eating with your hands transfers the good bacteria from your hands into your body system that further kills the bad bacteria. That is some needed health benefit, right?
Aren’t our traditions truly amazing?