Freelance writer & journalist in the fields of lifestyle, technology and entertainment.
Published February 7th 2012
They are tiny, but full of flavours. Though they make our palates rejoice with their sinful sensation, we often tend to forget about their other holier aspects. Ginger, garlic and turmeric form the most exciting threesome in the world of flavourful food ingredients. These are quintessential elements in many types of cuisines and are also regular participants in almost everyone's daily food intake. From crowd repeller to body healer, it's amazing what wonders these food items can do provided we unveil their Midas touch.
Ginger has super abilities to cure not only the everyday discomforts like morning sickness, motion sickness, cold and cramps but also helps with relieving the symptoms associated with serious illnesses like colon cancer and ovarian cancer. Of course having a cup of ginger tea every morning is the easiest way to include this food in your diet. Some people also like to chew on a slice of ginger to sooth the soreness in their throats. Watch the quantity as spoonful of ginger juice could be quite tingling and pungent.
Next in the line comes garlic. Beneath its strong stench lies its power to control blood pressure, cholesterol levels and act as super antioxidant and antibacterial in our body. Although too much garlic is also not required for our body, a little amount each day can help us rid our bodies of unwanted ailments as well as infusing some lip smacking flavour in our food. Do not forget to brush your teeth or chew on some minty gum if you fall deeply in love with this healer.
Yellow, yellow dirty fellow?
Now it's turn for some sunshine. Turmeric with its yellow hue not only adds a dash of colour to our food but also augments its taste by manyfold. It dons many benevolent hats like antiseptic, antibacterial, disinfectant and score of others. Sprinkle it on your salad or add few pinches while boiling rice and benefit from the power of yellow. A generous quantity of turmeric can paint your tongue deep yellow, so remember to do a mirror check before stepping out of your house.
Whoever had said that "All good things come in small packages" must have definitely spared a thought for our magical threesome. Next time when you open your fridge don't just stop at looking at these food items, rather include these in your diet and say good bye to your daily health woes.