SunstarTV Bureau: Iron is one crucial nutrient that helps develop cells, promote healthy skin, hair and overall immunity. Now a day deficiency of iron may lead to dizziness, fatigue, sleep apnea and more.
Hence, health experts always suggest maintaining hemoglobin level to keep up good health. Iron-rich foods (like poultry, seafood and various fruits and vegetables) play a significant role in maintaining the body’s iron level.
The best way to maintain the iron level in body is to have food in iron utensils.
Iron tawa, kadhai and karchi (ladle) maintain the body’s hemoglobin level. As iron utensils have been a part of the Indian kitchen setup for ages. Over the years, we shifted our focus to aluminium, stainless steel and non-stick utensils. But it seems like it’s time to get back to the roots.
Health benefits of cooking in iron utensils:
Hemoglobin (Hb) is involved in multiple functions in our body but most importantly it binds to oxygen, makes oxy-Hb and that’s how oxygen reaches our body and brain. To get the most out of exercise, to burn fat and even to think right, you need oxygen to the brain and body. Low Hb levels are often seen in people with mental health issues too.
By using iron utensils, they add small amounts of iron to the food you are eating, and these utensils can be beneficial for people with issues like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and sleep apnea. It is also said to have a positive effect on the ones undergoing IVF (in-vitro fertilization) and chemotherapy.
Here’s How To Use Iron Utensils:–
Iron Kadhai –
You can cook almost every kind of food in an iron kadhai. Just remember always avoid using this utensil to prepare food that needs any kind of khataas (sour element).
Iron Tawa –
You may use iron tawa to make all rotis, parathas and dosas. Alongside, the health benefits, iron tawa also add an earthy flavour to the food.
Use iron ladle for cooking food in any kind of utensils. Here too, avoid using this karchi in foods that require khataas.