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What Makes Kanji An Excellent Winter Drink?

Chintu Das
Chintu Das
Gajar Ki Kanji Drink

Most of us associate winter with warm mittens, hot cocoa, gajar ka halwa, and other delectable treats. However, this does not negate the fact that the season brings with it a slew of illnesses such as cough, cold, sore throat, dry skin, and so on. This is why nutritionists and health professionals always emphasize the need of adapting our diet to the season in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

When we say adjusting, we mean including seasonal fruits and vegetables that are high in various vital elements in the diet. We also receive a variety of desi 'nuskas,' which assist us battle a variety of seasonal ailments. Kanji is one such example.

For those who are unfamiliar, kanji is a fermented beverage with a spicy, zingy flavour. It's traditionally cooked from leftover veggies and is a great example of Indian zero-waste cooking. Aside from its long history, kanji is also recognised to be beneficial to your general health. Kanji is one of our favourite healthy 'nuskhas' to attempt at home because it is so tasty.

While most people connect kanji with Holi, it is also a popular health drink during the cold months. Experts say kanji is high in probiotics, which can aid with intestinal health, immunity, and more.

Winter Diet: Health Benefits of Kanji

Boost Immunity: 

Kanji is made from fermented vegetables with salt and mustard. This drink is high in vitamin C and antioxidants, which assist to strengthen the immune system.

Promote Gut Health: 

Kanji is high in probiotics, which aid in metabolism, bowel movement regulation, and constipation prevention.

Aid Digestion: 

During the winter, digestion can be difficult for everyone. A glass of kanji aids digestion and speeds up the process.

Assist Weight Reduction: 

A healthy digestive system and metabolism can aid weight loss. Those looking to lose weight might try adding kanji to their diet to speed up the process.

Improve Skin Health: 

Kanji is high in antioxidants, beta-carotene, and other nutrients. These elements keep our skin hydrated and prevent it from drying out throughout the winter.

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