The complaints of health-related problems such as colds, coughs, body aches, blood pressure, etc. increase a lot in winter. In such a situation, it is most important to pay attention to a proper diet. For this, you can include many special winter superfoods in your diet. Turmeric is one of them. It is an excellent source of many important nutrients like Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Manganese, Iron, Potassium, Omega 3 Fatty Acids, and Fibre. Along with this, antioxidant, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial properties are found in it. Which can do wonders for overall health.

But the taste of turmeric is a bit bitter, so many people shy away from including it in the diet, so today we have come up with 4 such ways, with the help of which you can comfortably take advantage of the properties of turmeric. So without delay, don't forget the recipe for these 4 dishes made of turmeric.

First, know how turmeric is beneficial for health in cold
Respiratory problems are commonly seen in winter. In such a situation, the consumption of raw turmeric increases the production of mucus and helps in expelling the bacteria trapped in the respiratory tract. Turmeric contains an active compound called curcumin, and its anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties help boost immunity.

According to a study published by Research Gate, the anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties present in turmeric inhibit the bacteria that cause infections like colds and coughs and help in getting relief from these problems.

The properties present in turmeric increase the production of enzymes that help detoxify the body. At the same time, many people's mind becomes dull in winter and they remain mentally disturbed, in such a situation, curcumin present in turmeric boosts the level of hormones in the brain and helps in the growth of new neurons.

These 4 ways can include turmeric in the diet
1. Turmeric Tea

Tea in winter seems blissful to all. In such a situation, you can replace your normal tea with turmeric tea. Along with keeping the immunity strong, it will help in preventing many types of infections.

How to prepare turmeric tea
Put water in a pan to heat up. Put 2 to 3 pieces of steep turmeric in it. Let it boil for 5 minutes. You can add one teaspoon of honey or lemon juice immediately before turning off the gas. This will enhance the taste.

2. Turmeric Pickle
Usually, Gujaratis are very fond of turmeric pickles. So this winter, you can include turmeric pickles rich in nutrients in your diet.

Prepare like this
For this you need – grated raw turmeric, salt as per taste, red chili powder, ginger powder, asafoetida, lemon juice, and mustard oil.

First, heat the pan and add oil to it. Then add asafoetida, red chili powder, ginger powder, and salt and fry them all on medium heat for 1 minute. When the spices cool down, add turmeric and lemon juice to them. Now pack it in an air-tight jar and leave it in the refrigerator for about 5 to 6 days. After 6 days, take it out and shake the jar well. Your turmeric pickle is ready. Now you can enjoy its benefits.

3. Turmeric milk
From being beneficial in body pain to keeping the body warm, it has been used for years to prevent infections like colds, coughs, and phlegm. All of you will be aware of its properties, so to avoid problems this winter, definitely include turmeric milk in your diet.

Know how to do it ready
Boil a glass of milk. Now add 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric powder to it and mix it well. If you want, you can also add one teaspoon of honey to enhance the taste.

4. Halwa made of turmeric and jaggery
In winter, both turmeric and jaggery are considered very beneficial for health. Many medicinal properties are found in both these superfoods. Which helps in fighting various types of infections that occur in winter. Also detoxifies the blood. At the same time, it is also very beneficial for the skin.

Prepare turmeric jaggery pudding like this
To make it you need – turmeric powder, ghee, jaggery, semolina, and your favorite dry fruits

First of all, dry roast the semolina and keep it separately. Now heat ghee in a pan. Then add turmeric powder to it and roast it. Now add roasted semolina to it. Add water as required and add grated jaggery and mix all together well. Now do not turn off the gas until the jaggery melts completely and the consistency of the halwa becomes thick. You can serve it for dinner.