Tuesday, January 31, 2017

TAMARIND! Our favorite childhood fruit has amazing health benefits!!!

Tamarind, this sweet and delicious fruit which is readily available in our backyard has a numerous health benefits that we all don't know. Tamarind is commonly used both in culinary and medicinal purposes.

Tamarind aside from having that sour-sweet taste as a fruit is also use as a spices. Mostly in Asian cuisine, unripe tamarind is widely used because of its sour flavor. This fruit is very rich in minerals that our body needs such as, copper, magnesium, zinc, calcium, selenium, iron and potassium. Potassium is for stronger muscles and maintain heart rate and blood pressure,while iron helps to produce red blood cells. Ayurvedic medicine (one of the world's oldest holistic or whole body healing system. It is based on the belief that health and wellness depends on a delicate balance between mind, body and spirit. - webmd) uses tamarind to treat problems that concerns vascular, digestion and gastric conditions. To name a few health benefits, it reduces fever, makes your immune system stronger, level up your respiratory health, heal skin disorders, improves your eye health and reduces inflammation of your whole body.

You will be surprised that aside form that numerous benefits, tamarind doesn't just stop there. It also contains 36% of the needed levels daily of thiamin, vitamin C, vitamin A, niacin, folic acid and riboflavin.

So now, you have the idea on how much vitamins and minerals you get when you are high up in the tree of a tamarind, munching the fruit likes there is no tomorrow.

Source : CR