Tamarind water is a refreshing and natural drink that is very common in Central American countries, and it is specifically a very popular recipe in Mexico.
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An alternative to sugary sodas
Tamarind juice is an ideal recipe as a healthy alternative to sugary sodas. Drinking natural fruit juice is a healthy alternative to industrial drinks. Specifically, tamarind water has very healthy nutritional properties for our body.
An easy and healthy recipe
This natural drink is a very healthy recipe. It is a refreshing drink with healthy nutritional properties for our body.
When to drink tamarind water?
We can drink tamarind juice at different times of the day. It is a fruit drink that we can drink first thing in the morning for a light breakfast. Also to take between meals in hot afternoons or to replenish yourself from a physical exercise thanks to the nutrients it provides.
Origin of tamarind water
As we have already explained, the origin of tamarind is identified in regions of the African continent and that it reached the American continent thanks to the intercontinental travels of the Spanish and Portuguese.
It is in Latin American countries where this fruit is especially popular. In addition to being a healthy drink, it is used in different recipes of traditional meals as a companion.
Although the origin of tamarind is in Africa, its consumption has focused on Latin American countries and especially as tamarind water.
Tamarind water properties
We have already talked about the properties of tamarind and that it has different nutritional properties that are beneficial for our body.
Tamarind juice has a large amount of vitamins and minerals, among which thiamine (vitamin B1) stands out, a vitamin from the B group that provides energy to our body, especially to the brain and nervous system.
In addition to helping us regain energy, it is an excellent intestinal regulator, among other properties.
Tamarind water benefits
Thanks to the variety of nutrients that tamarind juice gives us, it becomes an especially healthy drink to consume regularly.
Among many benefits that it brings us, the following stand out:
- It helps us purify our body like a purifying juice.
- It is a natural regulator of our intestine.
- It helps us with cholesterol levels, especially in people who suffer from this problem.
- It is a natural regulator of blood pressure and a natural and healthy aid to those suffering from hypertension.
- Thanks to the thiamine it has, it helps us with joint and muscle pain.
- It activates our body and helps us to regain physical condition after intense exercise.
How to make tamarind water?
As I have already mentioned in this article, it is very easy to make this drink and you only need tamarind, water, since it can be mineral and panela. These ingredients can be found in our usual markets.
Tamarind water is a refreshing and natural drink that is very common in Central American countries and is specifically a popular recipe in Mexico.
- 2 litros agua
- 1 cup cane or panela sugar or to taste
- 200 grams tamarind
Wash and clean the tamarind to remove the peel.
Add the tamarinds to a pot with 1 liter of boiling water and boil them for 15 to 20 minutes so that the fruit is very soft.
Crush with a grinder and scoop out the seeds with a spoon.
Pour all the content into a blender with the panela and blend for a few minutes.
Strain all the mixture little by little.
Add the remaining water.
Mix well and serve the drink cold or with ice.
You can add more water if you like the mixture more diluted.
As a conclusion, it is advisable to change your habits by leaving commercial sugary or carbonated drinks. Whenever we have the possibility, drink natural drinks such as tamarind water to have a more nutritious and healthier life.
Tamarind gives us the benefits of nutrients by adding this delicious fruit to different recipes to flavor our dishes, as well as health. For this reason , tamarind juice is a delicious natural drink that takes care of our health and that we recommend.
My name is Ellie Lauderdale, MD and I am USA based professional Nutritionist .
I am a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and board certified specialist in sports dietetics who is trained in integrative medicine. I have worked with hundreds of clients, from those suffering with chronic disease to professional and olympian athletes. My goal is to help optimize you from the inside so that you can feel, perform, and look your best on the outside.