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Bamboo shoots and its magical health benefits

Published on Jul 23, 2022 01:56 PM IST
  • Bamboo shoots are a powerhouse of proteins, carbohydrates, fibre and minerals which help promote overall health. They have anti-cancerous, antibiotic and anti-viral properties due to the phenolic compounds found in the shoots.
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Bamboo shoot is not as popular in mainland India as it is in the Northeastern states of India. It has an acquired taste so do not think you will love it on your first try. A lot of their cuisines revolve around fresh or fermented bamboo shoots. While it provides a distinct flavour to the dish, it also has some magical health benefits which not many are aware of.(Pinterest) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jul 23, 2022 01:56 PM IST

Bamboo shoot is not as popular in mainland India as it is in the Northeastern states of India. It has an acquired taste so do not think you will love it on your first try. A lot of their cuisines revolve around fresh or fermented bamboo shoots. While it provides a distinct flavour to the dish, it also has some magical health benefits which not many are aware of.(Pinterest)

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Strengthen immunity: Consuming bamboo shoots just before the arrival of winter will keep you away from viral and bacterial infections.(Pinterest) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jul 23, 2022 01:56 PM IST

Strengthen immunity: Consuming bamboo shoots just before the arrival of winter will keep you away from viral and bacterial infections.(Pinterest)

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Improves heart health: They are loaded with phytosterols and phytonutrients which help in clearing clogged arteries and dissolve bad or LDL cholesterol.(Pinterest) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jul 23, 2022 01:56 PM IST

Improves heart health: They are loaded with phytosterols and phytonutrients which help in clearing clogged arteries and dissolve bad or LDL cholesterol.(Pinterest)

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Helps strengthen bones: They are packed with potassium and phosphorus. While potassium helps control heart rate, both these components together help maintain healthy bones and build muscle strength.(Pinterest) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jul 23, 2022 01:56 PM IST

Helps strengthen bones: They are packed with potassium and phosphorus. While potassium helps control heart rate, both these components together help maintain healthy bones and build muscle strength.(Pinterest)

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Improves skin elasticity: Bamboo shoots have high silica content which helps increase tissue levels of hydroxyproline, a key amino acid required for collagen and elastin synthesis.(Pinterest) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jul 23, 2022 01:56 PM IST

Improves skin elasticity: Bamboo shoots have high silica content which helps increase tissue levels of hydroxyproline, a key amino acid required for collagen and elastin synthesis.(Pinterest)

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Possesses detoxifying properties: Bamboo shoots have antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties which help with cell growth and rejuvenate the body. Fermented bamboo shoots have bioactive compounds such as Phytosterols which are anti-allergic, antioxidants, antibacterial, antifungal, neuroprotective and anti-aging properties.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jul 23, 2022 01:56 PM IST

Possesses detoxifying properties: Bamboo shoots have antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties which help with cell growth and rejuvenate the body. Fermented bamboo shoots have bioactive compounds such as Phytosterols which are anti-allergic, antioxidants, antibacterial, antifungal, neuroprotective and anti-aging properties.(Unsplash)

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