Chutneys not only transform the taste of what we eat but also have a variety of benefits ranging from soothing the tummy to being a detox agent. Swami Padmaprakasha Jnana Thapaswi, In-Charge of Santhigiri Ashram lists the different kinds of chutneys and their health benefits.
Onion and garlic chutney - It is used for digestion and piles problems. Garlic has antibacterial and anti-fungal properties that help in lowering cholesterol.
Amla chutney- It is a rich source of vitamin C that helps in improving immunity and even lowers the level of sugar in the blood to control diabetes. Amla stimulates the pancreas, which further regulates the suitable secretion of insulin hormone.
Pudina chutney - Mint leaves play a vital role in promoting digestion, reducing inflammation and soothing the stomach. They can also enhance appetite and cure diseases like nausea.
Tomato chutney - This chutney provides vitamins and glutathione. These glistening red bundles are storehouses of health. Tomato chutney offers great relief from life-threatening diseases like cancer and enables a person to live a longer and healthier life.
Coriander leaves chutney - To promote digestion, coriander leaves are the perfect remedy. They are rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin K among others. These nutrients are beneficial for people with diabetes. It can stimulate the insulin secretion and lowers the blood sugar level.