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When it comes to milk, nothing can beat the power of haldi doodh. Most of us have it at night every day for better sleep and other immense benefits. However, there is another ingredient which can be added to the milk to increase its nutritional value. A sweet and crunchy dry fruit, fig, commonly known as anjeer, can raise the bar of milk from boring to delicious. So, read on and find out about the benefits of anjeer milk.
Anjeer is a superfood that is extremely healthy. It is packed with nutrients like vitamin A, C, K, copper, magnesium, potassium, zinc, and iron. Moreover, if you’re on a weight loss journey, this can be a great addition to your diet. Not to forget, figs are diabetic-friendly dry fruits. But, what makes anjeer milk so special? Let’s find out.
HealthShots got in touch with Nandini Alapati, a dietician at Manipal Hospitals, Vijayawada, who listed some impressive benefits of drinking anjeer milk.
Combining anjeer with milk is said to be a healthy bedtime drink which helps to promote sleep. Anjeer milk has tryptophan, an amino acid. This tryptophan gets converted to serotonin. Serotonin, in turn, increases melatonin, a sleep hormone that makes a person sleep soundly.
Drinking anjeer milk is great for immunity, bones and teeth. It helps in boosting brain health, reducing inflammation, reducing joint and muscle pain, improves digestion, and metabolism.
Moreover, anjeer milk contains a good amount of fiber which helps to keep you full for a longer time and control your hunger pangs.
While being a great source of fiber, it is also low in calories which makes it a perfect food for weight loss.
Consuming figs every day eases digestion too.
* Take a few pieces of anjeer. Soak them in milk for about 4-5 hours.
* Now, grind them in a smooth paste.
* Transfer this paste in a saucepan. Add a glass of milk to it.
* Mix well to combine.
* Bring it to a boil and add a few strands of saffron.
* The milk will itself taste sweet due to the anjeer. * Therefore, you don’t need to add any.
* Enjoy it hot or cold!
Nandini Alapati suggests having a glass of warm milk an hour before bed due to its sleep-inducing qualities.
In case you are lactose intolerant, skip drinking milk and soak anjeer in half a cup of water. Eat them as a snack before bedtime. You can also add anjeer to non-dairy alternatives such as soy milk, almond milk, and oat milk.
So now that you are aware of its health benefits, slurp on this fantastic drink right before you hit the bed each night!