- Turmeric has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties
- Curcumin in turmeric gets absorbed in the presence of piperine
- Piperine is the active compound in black pepper
From a strong immunity to helping you sleep well, turmeric is a spice that does wonders! The easiest and the most effective way to include turmeric in your diet is drink turmeric milk or haldi doodh or turmeric latte as it is popularly called. But that's not it. You can also make a tangy turmeric pickle and eat it daily to make turmeric a part of your diet. Nutritionist Pooja Makhija, who regularly shares health tips on her Instagram, talks about turmeric pickle, and how you can easily make it at home.
Turmeric pickle: Know the health benefits and how you can make it at home
This turmeric pickle is made with black pepper. Curcumin in turmeric gets absorbed in the body, in the presence of piperine, the active compound in black pepper.
To make turmeric pickle, you need fresh yellow and orange turmeric, some fresh ginger, black pepper corns and lemons. The quantity of ingredients need to be according to the amount of pickle you need or are making.
To prepare the pickle, you need to chop ingredients into tiny pieces. Chop lemons along with the rind. Put all the ingredients in a jar. Add some salt to taste (optional). Leave it to ferment in a sunny area for around five to 10 days.
Lots many of you wanted to know more about this fresh haldi pickle I eat daily with both my meals so here it is. Ingredients: Fresh yellow haldi (turmeric) Fresh orange haldi Fresh ginger Black pepper corns Lemons Recipe: chop all the ingredients into tiny pieces, make sure you cut the lemon along with its rind. Put them all in a jar with their own juices. Add the whole pepper corns. Leave to ferment in a sunny area for 5-10days. Viola! Benefits: Curcumin the active ingredient of turmeric has anti inflammatory, antioxidant, anti bacterial, anti viral, anti microbial properties. Excellent to boost immune system, aid digestion, relieve arthritic pains, moderate insulin secretion, improve blood circulation, detoxify liver, heal burns and infections and also delays neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's....... need anymore reason to start this simple, easy, tasty pickle daily!? . Synergy: The active ingredient in black pepper is piperine which also has anti inflammatory properties but most importantly boost the ability of the body to absorb curcumin. Tag someone (or everyone) who you thinks needs this. #immunesupport #immunebooster #immunity #poojamakhija #nourish #youarewhatyoueat #foodbethymedicine #kitchenpharmacy #tumeric #curcumin #pepper #ginger #naturalremedies #ayurveda
Curcumin in turmeric has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiviral, antibacterial and antimicrobial properties. All of these are excellent to:
- Boost your immune system
- Improve digestion
- Relieve arthritis pain
- Regulate insulin secretion
- Improve blood circulation
- Detoxify liver
- Heal burns and infections
- Prevent neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and dementia
This easy-peasy quick turmeric and lemon pickle can be consumed in small amounts with meals. The pickle comes with the goodness of lemons, a Vitamin C rich fruit which promotes hydration, supports weight loss, improves skin quality and digestion.
Nutritionists and health experts recommend eating food with pickles and chutneys as they provide you with an array of micronutrients, especially Vitamin B12, and probiotics that can benefit you in multiple ways.
(Pooja Makhija is a nutritionist, dietitian and author)
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