Turmeric is well known in Ayurveda for its health benefits. Turmeric or haldi as we call it in Hindi is an integral part of Indian cooking and is a great immune booster drink. It’s one of those core spices without which you can’t cook Indian food. It’s added to pretty much everything in India. From lentils to veggies to pickles, rice – you name it!
Best immune booster:
It is said that drinking turmeric milk aka haldi doodh aka golden milk before going to bed keeps all sickness at bay and gives a boost to your immune system.
Curcumin, the active component in turmeric, has strong antioxidant properties. Studies also show that curcumin may increase levels of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF). Thereby improving memory and brain function. Turmeric helps in reducing inflammation in kids and joint pain in the elderly.
Ways to boost immune system:
Include powdered almonds, cashew powder, walnut powder, dry fruit powder or opt for best nuts powder for babies and adults. According to NDTV.com, dry fruits like walnuts, and almonds provide the essential vitamins and minerals for building immunity. Vitamin E is an antioxidant that helps keep cells healthy. Consuming nuts may help you adapt and react to stress better. According to Netmed.com, "Pistachio is another nut that is highly valued for its distinct sweet flavor and less than 4 calories per nut. The good amount of essential amino acids L arginine in pistachio protect the arteries by lowering the blood clots and lowers risk of heart disease."
This dry nut powder for babies contains almonds, cashews, pistachios, saffron strands.
How to make turmeric milk - Immune booster drink
1. ¼ Tsp ground turmeric, or to taste
2. 3/4 Tsp organic jaggery powder
3. One cup of milk.
4. ½ tsp spoon of Slurrp Farm Nut Powder
5. ¼ Tsp ground cardamon
6. ¼ Tsp ground black pepper
7. A pinch dry ginger powder (optional)
8. A pinch ground cloves
1. Whisk turmeric, organic jaggery powder, nut powder, cardamom, black pepper, ginger, cloves in a small bowl.
2. Heat milk in a small saucepan over medium heat until heated through, 3 to 4 minutes. Whisk 1 tsp turmeric mixture into milk mixture; reduce heat to medium-low and cook until flavors blend, 2 to 3 minutes.
3. Pour mixture through a strainer.
Just wrap a warm cup of it in your palms and inhale the steam wafting from it and then sip it slowly while you read your favorite book and I can assure all your woes will be gone.
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