Benefits of Pickle : Did You Know Pickles Improve Immunity?
The benefits of pickle are always forgotten since people misapprehensively believe that pickles are bad for health. Pickles are always given us extra satisfaction with their tangy hot flavor. Do you think it has some benefits too? If your answer is no, get surprised by this article.
COVID -19 has changed the face of the world dramatically. People have significantly become more health-conscious since the outbreak of COVID-19 began. Everyone is more aware of what they’re eating. People started searching on the net about how a diet can improve their health.
An immune body is definitely a great wealth. Our traditional Indian diet is the best diet for Indians to rebuild an immune body. Do you know our Indian-style homemade pickles which are rich in chili powder, turmeric powder, mustard seeds, gingelly oil, vinegar, and raw vegetables have the ability to improve our immunity and digestive process?
Rujuta Diwekar About Benefits of Pickle:
Celebrity nutrition Rujuta Diwekar took Instagram to share why homemade pickles should be part of your daily diet and what are the benefits of pickle.
“If you are worried about BP – avoid biscuits and cookies, eating outside and not exercising, and not pickles. The healthy bacteria from pickle are especially useful in Diabetes and heart diseases too.”
The benefits of pickles (achars) include a good supply of essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, contributes to modest diabetes control, improved digestion, liver protection, a supply of probiotics etc. As per Diwekar, pickles should be part of your daily diet. Because
- They are a rich source of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.*They enhance the taste and flavor of food.
- They improve the digestion processes of the body.
- They provide the body with healthy bacteria which makes it easy for the body to produce vitamins like B12.
- They ensure that your gut is not colonized by pathogens or bad bacteria.
If you are all set to make homemade pickles, keep these tips in mind.
What is Pickling Process?
Pickling is one of the oldest methods of food preservation. Before the invention of modern food processing and refrigeration, pickling was the only way to preserve various foods. The process of pickling can be generally traced back to India, as it is believed to have originated about 4,000 to 5,000 years ago. In India, we used to make mango pickles, amla (Indian gooseberry) pickles, lemon pickles, garlic pickles, dates and lime pickles, tender mango pickles, biter gourd pickles etc.
The traditional method of making long-lasting pickles uses ingredients such as salt, oil, and dry chili powder mixed with condiments. It is important to add these ingredients according to the right proportion.The minerals found in this pickle include iron, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, and sodium. This pickle also contains vitamins that include thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B-6, folate, vitamin B-12, A, E, D, C, and K.
When is a good time to start making pickles to get its maximum benefits?
The right time to start making pickles and even papads are post-Shivratri as that’s when the sunlight is optimal for these processes, said Diwekar.
Health Benefits Of Pickles:
The Health Benefits of Pickle packed with sesame oil, mustard seeds, chili powder, turmeric etc are explained below.
As our Indian pickles contain raw and unripe ingredients, they are a rich source of antioxidants. As the raw vegetables and fruits are stored fresh without cooking, the antioxidants present in those vegetables or unripe fruits are preserved as it is. Antioxidants are those micronutrients that help in protecting our body against the attacks of free radicals. Free radicals are unstable chemicals that are produced by cellular metabolism. We can protect ourselves from these radical attacks by consuming food with high antioxidants and it is one of the inevitable benefits of pickles.
Probiotics are another important benefit of pickles. Probiotic bacteria are those friendly bacteria that are present in our digestive system. These bacteria actually help us in the digestion of food. These friendly bacteria are killed, due to the use of antibiotics, along with invading bacteria. The fall in their numbers can cause digestive problems that can be solved by eating pickles made without the use of vinegar. Naturally, fermented salt pickles encourage the growth of these friendly bacteria, which will replenish their numbers in our digestive system and restore our health.
Supply Essential Minerals & Vitamins which Improves Immunity
Eating freshly made pickles not only tastes good, but also supply essential vitamins such as vitamin C, A, K, folate, and minerals like iron, calcium, and potassium. Vitamins and minerals are vital micronutrients that protect us from diseases, help us build immunity, strengthen bones, enhances vision, cure anemia, and various other problems.
Word of Caution: However, remember that you need to eat pickle like a pickle —- a small part of your meal — not the main thing. Excess consumption of pickles may cause health problems such as blood pressure.
Why Natureloc determined to serve Healthy Homemade Pickles?
Once I moved from my hometown in Kerala, to an Urban place, I realized that it is not easy for an urban person to get healthy homemade pickles from a shop as per our requirement. Urban markets are overloaded with chemically preserved pickles instead of healthy and homemade pickles. Get knowing the health benefits of homemade and tasty pickles, Natureloc determined to deliver healthy homemade pickles anywhere across India. NatureLoC homemade pickles are prepared at home with the best raw materials and natural spices which makes it healthier without chemicals or added preservatives. By this special Indian traditional method, we assure one will get the maximum benefits of pickle once consuming it.
Our happy customers boost us to provide our healthy homemade pickles inexorably. You can find and order our pickles collection at NatureLoc.com.