Ugadi Pachadi the festive soup is prepared on the auspicious occasion of the arrival of the first festival of the spring season. Mostly prepared and celebrated in the southern parts of India, the older custom is still being continued in all the families. As scientifically proven that all the older cultures and customs do have a link with scientific reason, this festive soup also has great health benefits.
A QUICK DRILL DOWN OF THE HEALTHY INGREDIENTS
A mixture of tamarind water, salt, chilli powder, jaggery, mangoes, neem flowers, mango along with sufficient water is offered to God during puja and then given to all the members of the family.
Tamarind – helps in digestion and is an excellent cleanser and also helps in the absorption of minerals.
Salt – prevents dehydration and also balances the lost sodium through excess sweating during the hot heat ?
Chilli powder – improves immunity and also fights with any skin infections
Jaggery – Rich in Iron and prevents anaemia, acts as a perfect natural detoxifier which flushes out all the toxins from the liver. Also loaded with plenty of antioxidants.
Mangoes – Prevents from dehydration, and also helps in improving the blood circulation, Vitamin C helps in improving immunity and also the acids in mangoes helps in clearing off all the bacterial infection in the intestines if any. In short, mangoes act as tummy cleansers ?
Neem flowers – Now I think I need not mention all the big list of the healthy benefits of Neem, which is known and popular during ancient times for its antiseptic and antibacterial properties.
So Enjoy and do follow all the customs of all the festivals, they are not only customs but also beneficial for your health, which is actually neglected these days !!