Panchamruth – the five health boosters!
Panch meaning five and amruth meaning a nectar for immorality - panchamruth, the traditional prasad, given out during poojas - typically uses five ingredients, which are all mighty good for your health!
Panchamruth - ingredients:
COW's MILK - 1 cup
We all know it's super healthy! It has calcium, proteins, carbohydrates, fats and minerals.
YOGHURT - 1 cup
Produced by bacterial fermentation of milk, this dairy product is a good source of calcium, vitamins, protein, magnesium, zinc and potassium. To top it all, the good bacteria present in yoghurt is extremely good for your stomach, thereby aiding digestion!
HONEY - 4 tsp.
A natural sweetener, it's yummy and packs in antioxidants that are mighty good for you.
SUGAR - for taste
While too much of it can be bad for you, taken in small quantities – sugar – is an excellent energy booster.
GHEE - 1 tsp.
It is high in vitamin-A and D, but we all know this contains a lot of fat. While too much of this is a definite no, a few drops are good for the body, as some amount of fats are essential for your body.In the south of India, two other ingredients are used in the panchamruth, they are:
BANANA - 3
This yummy and modest fruit packs in a range of nutrients and the very essential fibre. It's good for your bones, your stomach, and can even aid weight management.
FRESH COCONUT - 1/2 cup
This one packs in vitamins, protein, calcium, iron and fibre, too, all of which are essential nutrients.
Method of making panchamruth: Mix and beat all the ingredients together and store inrefrigerator. You may use blender for mixing.
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