My mom makes me eat chyawanprash every winter. Here are 4 reasons why you should eat it too

Come winter, eating chyawanprash benefits your body by ensuring you stay safe from winter infections.
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Just one spoonful of chyawanprash every day during winter can boost your overall health. image courtesy: Shutterstock
Shreya Gupta Updated: 10 Nov 2020, 02:29 pm IST
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If you’re from a true blue desi family, you probably already know the struggle of fighting with your mom over not eating chyawanprash during the winter months. As far back as I can remember, I have been forced to eat a spoonful of chyawanprash every single day. It was the worst part of winters. Call it a mother’s conviction but I did end up developing a taste for it over the years.

I, however, decided to research into the reason my mother believed that just a spoon of chyawanprash could fix all my health troubles. To my surprise, I discovered that chyawanprash has about 20 to 40 Ayurvedic herbs! From ashwagandha, amla, and brahmi, to honey, it contains multiple ingredients that can boost overall health. 

After digging a little deeper, I found that there isn’t just one but four reasons why mom believed in the power of chyawanprash:

1. Boosts immunity

Chyawanprash makes for the perfect immunity booster tonic because of the presence of some very effective herbs. These herbs boost the production of white blood cells and support the immune system. This becomes particularly important when the weather is changing because the air has more moisture in it which aids the growth of virus, bacteria and germs. So, taking chyawanprash can help you in supporting your body’s defence against sickness.

2. Improves lungs function

The wide range of herbs present in chyawanprash help in fighting off infections that affect your lungs. Winters are also the time when air pollution is at a record high and the strain on your lungs is heavier. Chyawanprash can help cleanse your respiratory tract for easy and comfortable breathing while aiding prevention against infections.

3. Aids digestion

In winters, we tend to drink less water which can lead to constipation. If you stay constipated very often, chyawanprash might help. The amla and cinnamon content in chyawanprash help regulate your bowel system, promoting better digestion and functioning of the digestive tract.

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It’s chyawanprash for the win! Image courtesy: Shutterstock
4. Leads to improved skin

It is believed that you become what you eat. Whatever you eat starts reflecting on your face. So, a poor diet will result in dull skin while a nutrient-rich diet will help your skin glow naturally. Winters are known to cause the skin to look dull and dry.

Chyawanprash can help in clearing out the toxins present in your body to give you glowing skin. Moreover the amla, ghee, and honey present in it are also beneficial for promoting healthy skin. So, having it daily will definitely promote good skin.

So, clearly, chyawanprash can have some great benefits for you. How about eating a spoonful post your meal?

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Finding nirvana in good food, Shreya also loves reading books and is a die-hard Potterhead. Confident and motivated she's fun to be with. Plus food. Always. ...Read More

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