|September 26, 2022

9 HEALTH BENEFITS OF CHICKEN BIRYANI YOU SHOULD KNOW

Gen Z now has a new slogan-‘A biryani a day keeps the doctor away.’ The rice dish of the Indian subcontinent is a lip-smacking wholesome dish. One can never underestimate the power of Chicken Biryani. The signature dish finds its fan following across the world. It has all the ingredients that make the cuisine healthy, aromatic, and tasty. Remember, when you smell the aroma of biryani cooking, the entire home atmosphere gets hungry! We now know why grandmothers and mothers cooked this every Sunday. 

This article is all about the goodness of chicken biryani. Imagine when you open the hot pot of biryani; you can see colorful rice gazing at you with dry fruits making their way. The tender meat naps under the bed of the rice and plays hide-and-seek for want of that perfect piece. How can you forget the mighty potatoes cut into perfect halves and fried to their golden brown? The boiled eggs on the top make it one sincere dish of love. 

The health benefits are imbibed over the years in you and will now get imbibed in the next generation. Chicken biryani lovers know what it is to enjoy every morsel of it. Before we read about the health benefits of the delicacy, it is essential to know what ingredients go into the dish to make it such a comfort food. 

Chicken biryani has loads of spices and ingredients

alcoeats chicken biryani

Chicken pieces, Basmati rice, vegetable oil, garlic, ginger, Alcoeats Chili Powder, black pepper, Alcoeats Turmeric Powder, Alcoeats Cumin Powder, tomatoes, plain yogurt, mint leaves, saffron, potatoes, Cashew Nuts, whole spices, onions. 

What happens when the above ingredients come together in a pot… need not say it… we all know…. is love and happiness!

9 Health Benefits of Chicken Biryani

Chicken biryani

DISCLAIMER-  This blog does not provide you with any medical advice. It is strictly meant to be an informational and recipe blog only. Please consult your physician or medical expert for information on what works best for you.

The best part about chicken biryani is that each serving of the dish provides the nutrients that are best for the body. 

1. Protein packed recipe

Chicken and cashew nuts provide the protein quotient of nutrients. Chicken has an antioxidant called selenium that acts as an anti-aging ingredient for the body and boosts the immune system. Chicken reduces the possibility of heart disease and heart strokes. 

2. It assists in digestion

You must have never heard anybody complaining of a chest burn or indigestion after having Chicken biryani. It is because of the preparation and the spices involved. Adding cumin, turmeric, and ginger to the Chicken biryani is a digestive enzyme. Cumin speeds up the activities of the digestive enzymes enabling the liver to release bile. It is due to the release of bile that the body starts to process the fat and makes it ready for excretory activity. When mothers add turmeric to the dish, it averts bloating in the body. Ginger facilitates the release of gasses and assists in digestion.

3.The anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric

Turmeric reduces inflammation in the body. It has anti-inflammatory properties. Due to the presence of antioxidants, it aids in anti-aging. Turmeric is known to reduce the risk of brain diseases. Adding turmeric to Indian cuisine, especially with Chicken Biryani, reverses chronic heart conditions. 

4. The niacin, potassium, and riboflavin properties of red chili powder

Red chili powder is said to have Vitamin A. It prevents any infection from harming the body. It is beneficial for the eyes as it keeps them healthy. Apart from it, adding red chili powder to everyday food keeps the urinary tract, respiratory tract, and intestinal tract healthy. The niacin, potassium, and riboflavin properties relax the blood vessels and benefit from an increase in good cholesterol. Red chili powder has copper and iron that facilitates the formation of RBCs (red blood cells). Folic acid in the red chili powder helps fight the body against anemia. 

5. Cumin controls blood sugar levels

Cumin seeds make the Chicken Biryani tasty and help control blood sugar levels. Cumin has antioxidants that stabilize free radicals and prevent inflammation in the body. They are lone electrons and affect the body. 

6. Rice provides fiber that body requires 

Basmati rice has the property of lowering glycemic index. It contains rich fiber elements. People may suffer from constipation and other issues without fiber or low fiber. The fiber in basmati rice adds bulk and helps to remove the waste from the digestive tract. Fiber obstructs Type 2 diabetes.

7. Ginger - Garlic & Onions contain sulfur compounds like allicin, selenium copper manganese and vitamin- B6 & vitamin- C

Ginger-garlic and onions may have anticancer properties. The presence of allicin, selenium copper manganese, and vitamins B6 and vitamin C may act as shields against cancerous cells. 

8. Mint leaves help in irritable bowel syndrome

Mint leaves are excellent in relieving indigestion but also help in irritable bowel syndrome. It is a digestive tract disorder where a person gets a stomach ache, bloating after eating, gas, and irregular bowel habits. Mint leaves are excellent in relieving indigestion. Adding mint leaves to Chicken biryani uplifts the aroma and the health quotient. 

9. Power of eggs

Eggs are rich in protein and raise the HDL quotient of the body. A study shows that people with higher HDL are at a lower risk of heart disease. No wonder our moms used to add eggs to Chicken biryani. 

Summing up on Chicken Biryani

Alcoeats chicken biryani

There are no two ways how good Chicken biryani tastes. The health benefits enlighten us with the goodness of the food we eat. Biryani is an orchestra flooded with spices and ingredients that are healthy. Next time anybody says, ‘You guys eat Chicken biryani every Sunday? Wog. 

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References- 

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/9-benefits-of-cumin

https://drhealthbenefits.com/food-bevarages/meats/health-benefits-of-chicken-biryani

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/mint-benefits

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