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This variety of Tamarind used in South Indian cuisine can promote weight loss.
Did you know this secret ingredient in South Indian food may help in faster weight loss? This might sound unbelievable, but this ancient weight loss secret can help you lose stubborn fat, effortlessly.
Malabar tamarind, popularly known as Kodumpuli is a classic Tamarind used in most South Indian delicacies. Interestingly, this Tamarind grows naturally in Kerala and has potent health benefits, which may help in treating several digestive issues. Here’s all you need to know about Malabar Tamarind and how it helps in faster weight loss.
A staple ingredient used in Malayali cuisine, Kodumpuli is basically a souring agent used to add a tangy touch to rasam, curries and fish delicacies. This naturally growing fruit looks like a pale greenish-yellow coloured pumpkin. However, this Tamarind ripens for two-three months to become fit for consumption. The process of curing, not just changes the colour, but also gives the Tamarind a distinctive taste and flavour.
Apart from being a souring agent for delicious dishes, Kodumpuli is well-known for offering multiple health benefits. The rinds of this fruit are dried and used for cooking. It is also used as a remedy for stomach ailments and improves overall immunity.
Kodumpuli is naturally loaded with the goodness of amino acids, fatty acids and Hydroxycitric acid (HCA) among others. In fact, the presence of the HCA in this Tamarind has anti-inflammatory properties, which helps in suppressing appetite. The Hydroxycitric acid helps in preventing an enzyme called citrate lyase from transforming sugar into fats. What’s more, it helps in improving the serotonin levels, which helps in providing satiety and induces sleep, which gradually helps in improving metabolism and promotes weight loss.
According to Dr. Shabnam Mir - consultant physician, and head of clinical services at Antara. “We recommend Kodumpuli, also known as Malabar Tamarind as a good fruit option for weight loss, boosting one’s energy and detoxifying the body. It helps release happy hormones, helps inducing sleep and boosts digestive process. It is specially suggested for seniors as it also helps strengthen the bones. One may consume it before the meal, up to three times a day and in the liquid form after drying it in the sun.”
Take a bowl, soak a piece of Kodumpuli overnight with water.
Take a pan, add water along with soaked Kodumpuli. Then add some tulsi leaves, cloves, fennel powder and jaggery/sugar.
Strain the tea and enjoy! Mix this with water and drink before meals for faster weight loss.