The health benefits of tamarind or imli are often not spoken about. But this sour fruit can actually keep your liver and heart safe from diseases.
|Don’t underestimate the power of tamarind. Image courtesy: Shutterstock|
Known for its sweet and tangy taste, Tamarind is used all over the world to make chutneys, stews, sauces, and even desserts. But apart from giving your food a burst of flavor, tamarind or imli comes with a lot of health benefits as well. From boosting your immunity to keeping your liver and heart safe from diseases, tamarind does your health a world of good.
1. Helps In Weight Loss
|Let your weight loss diet also include Tamarind. Image courtesy: Shutterstock|
Also, tamarind is loaded with hydroxycitric acid, which reduces your appetite by inhibiting amylase, an enzyme responsible for converting carbohydrates into fat.
2. Helps Prevent Peptic Ulcers
Peptic ulcers can be very painful. These are basically sores that appear in the inner lining of the stomach and small intestine. Thanks to the polyphenolic compounds found in tamarind, this fruit can prevent these ulcers.
3. Effective In Managing Diabetes
|Tamarind can also help you keep your blood sugar in check. Image courtesy: Shutterstock|
4. Helps With Digestion
Tamarind has been used since ancient times as a laxative because of its tartaric acid, malic acid, and potassium content. Its ability to relax abdominal muscles is why it is also used as a remedy for diarrhea. So, while the fruit is used to relieve constipation, the leaves provide treatment from diarrhea, and the root and bark can be consumed to alleviate abdominal pain.
5. Aids A Healthy Heart
|Tamarind is also good for your heart. Image courtesy: Shutterstock|
6. Takes Care Of Your Liver
It turns out that tamarind can take care of your liver as well. A diet rich in calories leads to a fatty liver and studies suggest that daily consumption of tamarind extracts can reverse this condition.
7. It Can Help You Deal With Allergies
It is an effective way to deal with allergic asthma and cough because of its antihistaminic properties. It’s also a rich source of vitamin C and can boost the immune system to prevent cold and cough.
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