Laddoos or energy balls have been known to boost immunity since long. (Photo: Radhika Karle/Instagram)
You are what you eat, as you get your immunity from what you consume. This means that your diet and lifestyle can make a lot of difference to your immunity levels if not determine them. And one great way to boost immunity could be to incorporate more healthy food in one's diet. What if we tell you that your kitchen condiments can come to your rescue? Here is Pilates trainer Radhika Karle's post that had our attention.
She shared a recipe for Turmeric and Ginger Energy Balls. Take a look!
Turmeric and Ginger Energy Balls
3tbsp - Clarified butter (ghee)
1/4cup - Jaggery or palm sugar
1/2tbsp - Fresh turmeric powder
1/2tbsp - Dried ginger powder
1/2tsp - Freshly ground cinnamon powder
Heat the clarified butter in a non-stick pan on low heat. Add the jaggery and mix well.
Continue heating on low heat till both are properly combined and form a golden syrup.
Combine turmeric powder, ginger powder and cinnamon powder in a bowl.
Add the melted clarified butter and jaggery mixture to the dry ingredients in a bowl.
Wet your palms with a little water. Take a small portion of the mixture and shape into one-inch size round balls.
Store the energy balls in an air-tight container.
According to Karle, the energy balls are packed with antioxidants such that they are "filled with anti-inflammatory and immune boosting properties". This is the ideal morning and mid-afternoon snack to strengthen immunity, she mentioned.
According to a published research in PLOS ONE (Public Library of Science) journal, curcumin, a compound found in turmeric is known to have anti-inflammatory properties that helps boost immunity.
Ginger is said to have many antioxidants. (Source: File Photo)
Ginger is said to be anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and anti-viral in nature.
Would you like to try it out?