Tamarind juice is a seriously refreshing drink that is loaded with numerous health benefits. This delicious beverage is made from tamarind, a tropical fruit that has high beneficial nutrients. That’s why many people are turning to the exotic option of tamarind juice to improve their overall wellness. Check out below some of the benefits we can obtain from drinking tamarind juice.
Tamarind juice has mild diuretic qualities that are beneficial for those suffering from bloating, constipation or cramping. Drinking 1 glass of tamarind juice every morning can help normalize bowel movements.
Good For Nerve Function
Tamarind contains thiamine and other B-complex vitamins that are important in improving nerve function, maintaining strong reflexes, and improving muscle development. This makes tamarind a vital food to be added to our diet to stay active and focused.
Maintains Healthy Blood Pressure
Thanks to tamarind’s richness in potassium (one cup of tamarind contains a whopping 753 mg potassium) as it can help the blood vessels relax and maintain proper blood pressure.
Tamarind juice is significantly rich in vitamin B and vitamin C that is known to help in removing dead skin cells. It is also used to treat burns, prevent or cure eczema and remediate the effects of scars caused by chickenpox and acne on the face and other parts of the body.
High In Antioxidants
Tamarinds are loaded with antioxidants which are health-protective compounds with anti-cancerous, anti-diabetic, and heart-friendly properties. Polyphenols like apigenin, catechin, procyanidin B2, and epicatechin are effective in neutralizing free radicals. Tamarinds were also found to contain geraniol which is linked to suppressing pancreatic tumor and tartaric acid that can protect our cells from damages caused by free radicals that can lead to chronic diseases.
How to Make A Delicious Tamarind Juice?
- 2 cups Fresh or compressed tamarind
- 2 glasses of Water
Wash the tamarind fruit with water and then remove all the seeds from it. Pour 2 glasses of water and let the seeds boil. Add the tamarind fruit in the boiling water with seeds and cook using a low flame. Check if the tamarind fruit has soaked and cooked after 5-10 minutes. The water will turn into a think dark brown liquid if it is cooked. Grind all the boiled content using a blender. Drain the boiled content in another bowl, leaving behind the waste particles. Then let it cool and add honey to taste. Add ice to the mixture of tamarind pulp, serve and enjoy.