Digestive Drinks Made With Black Salt

Dr. Shweta U. Shah

Dr. Shweta U. Shah
10 November 2020

This article is authored by Dr. Shweta U. Shah. A practicing homeopath, she follows a patient-centred perspective, emphasizing the benefits of natural remedies and herbs, homeopathy and whole food nutrition.

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The black salt is a stronghold in Asian cuisine and a rock-star of Ayurvedic medicine. Its flavour is big, bold and vibrant and is perfect for seafood, chaat, raitas, salads, French fries, chicken, meat, potatoes, and paneer!

It is a rather ubiquitous ingredient, however, people don’t quite know of its remarkable medicinal properties. What are a few black salt uses? It can help tackle GI disorders and get rid of flatulence, indigestion, and constipation. Studies reveal it can also help lower cholesterol levels and keep the lipid profile normal. Kala namak also successfully deals with pesky muscular cramps, more so, those that come on during the hot summer months. Cosmetically, the salt treats dandruff, hair loss and acne too!

Let’s demystify the black salt!

Kala namak is a mineral compound packed with sulphur content and is mined. It consists of sodium chloride, the same that’s present in the common salt. While the table salt is 100 % sodium chloride, kala namak’s sodium chloride content is a slightly less, approximately 98%. The salt gives a distinctive, kicked-up, zingy savour because it is amalgamated with amla, and behara and is kiln-heated for 24 hours.

It has a black hue due to the presence of iron sulphide. On the other hand, when powdered, it turns to a pink shade. Black salt is not excessively refined and processed, and that means all the great-for-you minerals – potassium, magnesium, and calcium are still present in it. Tata Black Salt is hygienically packaged, adheres to stringent regulations, and retains all its natural goodness.

5 lip-smacking good drinks!

If you need inspiration beyond regular seasoning, try adding black salt to your drinks. Kala namak adds a refreshing twist to the drinks, cools you down, helps digestion and replenishes lost electrolytes. Check out these awesome traditional, they will make you relax and say ‘ah!’

• Jal jeera: One of the most common black salt uses is in the thirst-quenching jal jeera! A quintessential Indian digestive drink, why not jazz it up? The black salt and cumin seeds join forces to soothe your GI track. Toss in the juice of one lime, some sugar, crushed ice, and add a few leaves of fresh coriander and mint for a dark, sweet spin! Go ahead and throw in some orange juice as well if you're feeling fancy.

• Watermelon cooler: How to Increase Immune SystemSend your taste buds on a fabulous holiday with this fantastic drink! One of the most adored fruits, the watermelon gangs up with kala namak in this ultimate summer beverage! The fruit imparts a lovely, vibrant red hue, while honey lends it an individualistic sweet flavour that will keep you wanting more! This drink is ideal for parties and when you’re relaxing by the pool. Watermelon as well as black salt replenish lost electrolytes, boost fat-burning and accelerate weight loss.

• Pineapple slushie: A pineapple slushie always hits the right spot. And when you a dash of orange juice and a speck of black salt to it, it’s unquestionably smashing! The perfect drink to slurp on while jamming to your favourite music.

• Chaas: Everybody loves a chilled chaas! This recipe calls for only 3 ingredients – fresh dahi, salt or sugar and kala namak. Loaded with protein, which promotes satiety, yogurt can help with weight loss. In fact, this low in calories, high-protein beverage is a wonderful tool to help you in lose some kilos. Add a ton of crushed ice and your good to go. Refreshing, rejuvenating and wholesome – the perfect drink!

• Tomato cucumber juice: Mojito-inspired, this beverage combines tomato and cucumber juice, loads of mint and lime juice and brings spa vibes to your glass. This drink can fire up your metabolism and increase your body's capacity to burn fat. The blending of mint, citrus, and veggies makes this a decidedly popular summer drink. Add a pinch of black salt and it’ll give it a strong oomph.

Introduce some black uses through these recipes to stay hydrated and healthy throughout the year. Share your recipes with us in the comments section.


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