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Meals that Heal – Try turmeric

Lentils are invariably cooked with a dash of turmeric. Make a nutritious soup combining lentils and pomegranate
Turmeric has so many medicinal properties, it is a wonder we still consider it an everyday kitchen spice rather than a herbal sensation. It has been used in traditional Indian medicine for centuries, as a home remedy for sprains, swellings and wounds and to treat stomach ailments and infections.
In ancient India, all ayurvedic physicians used turmeric (haldi) to treat injuries and wounds. It is such an efficient antibiotic that it not only kills dangerous bacteria in the human intestine when it’s cooked with food, but it can also neutralise parasites when applied as a paste on wounds. And adding haldi to dals is a simple way to allow the body to digest dal better; most dals are difficult to digest and cause gas.
Recently, Austrian scientists reported that haldi protects against liver damage that eventually causes cirrhosis. Curcumin, the active ingredient that gives turmeric its characteristic yellow colour, reduces inflammation that causes liver cell damage, blockage and scarring in eight short weeks, reported Gut, a British medical journal.
Turmeric has been used since ancient times to boost the body’s immune response. In fact, it is one of the few spices allowed in khichidi for babies above six months of age. In 2007, U.S. researchers reported that curcumin helped stimulate immune cells among people who had Alzheimer’s, slowing the progression of the degenerative disease. Later that year, Clinical Cancer Research reported that curcumin effectively blocked the activity of a gastrointestinal hormone implicated in the development of colorectal cancer.
Its anti-inflammatory properties were not only found to relieve the aches and pains of arthritis, but also prevent it, said a study in Arthritis and Rheumatism, the American College of Rheumatology journal. International studies have also shown it suppresses cancer tumours and that people who ingest a lot of turmeric are less prone to the disease.
So how do you include turmeric in your diet? Here’s how: Add it to dals and vegetables. Add it to milk for children along with jaggery. Add it to rice or atta dough, stews and soups, especially if you have runny stools or any infection. Add it to milk if you have bruises and internal injuries.
Ghee is composed almost entirely of saturated fat. What you’re already shaking your head with disgust?? Just read on and have patience. Remember a good cook must have a lot of patience. >>>Fact: >>>When cooking, it can be unhealthy to heat polyunsaturated oils such as vegetable oils to high temperatures. Doing so creates peroxides and other free radicals.
These substances lead to a variety of health problems and diseases. Hey now even vegetable oils sound scary! Good we’re making progress here. Fact:
 Ghee has a very high smoke point and doesn’t burn easily during cooking. Ghee has the more stable saturated bonds and so is lot less likely to form the dangerous free radicals when cooking. Ghee’s short chain fatty acids are also metabolized very readily by the body.
So now aren’t you confused? Is ghee good or bad you ask with a puzzled look? Be patient, just a bit more. Lab studies have shown ghee to reduce cholesterol both in the serum and intestine (aren’t you surprised?!). It does it by triggering an increased secretion of biliary lipids (stuff coming out of your bile). Ghee is also good for nerves and brain.
It helps control eye pressure and is beneficial to Glaucoma patients. I bet you didn’t know these, did you? Ghee is most notably said to stimulate the secretion of stomach acids to help with digestion, while other fats, such as butter and oils, slow down the digestive process and can sit heavy in the stomach. You don’t want that really.
In addition to ghee’s nutritional value, it is rich with antioxidants and acts as an aid in the absorption of vitamins and minerals from other foods, feeding all layers of body tissue and serving to strengthen the immune system. A high concentration of butyric acid, a fatty acid that contains anti-viral properties, is believed to inhibit the growth of cancerous tumors.
It is also good for treatment of burns and blisters; a little kitchen remedy there for y’all. According to Ayurveda ghee promotes learning and increased memory retention. Make sure you remember that. And it’ll help you remember if you had some ghee!
However, as a caveat, while in a healthy person consuming ghee may reduce your cholesterol or not affect it, it not advised for people already suffering from high cholesterol. So should you eat Ghee or not???
If you’re healthy, ABSOLUTELY. It is safer than butter and has more nutritional use than oil. No you understand how the Punjabi’s have tons of ghee and still are fitter and stronger than any other group of Indians? Go get some ghee you weakling.
A high concentration of butyric acid, a fatty acid that contains anti-viral properties, is believed to inhibit the growth of cancerous tumors. Although tests and research are still ongoing, it has been used in Indian medicinal practice to help with ulcers, constipation, and the promotion of healthy eyes and skin.
An Indian folk-remedy for thousands of years, ghee is also said to promote learning and increased memory  retention. It is used in Indian beauty creams to help soften skin, and  as a topical for the treatment of burns and blisters.

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