In one of his posts on social media recently, lifestyle coach Luke Coutinho shared his own morning ritual, helping his followers know tricks and tips that he follows to keep himself in good health and shape. In his post, Luke shares three very basic and simple kitchen ingredients that you can have on an empty stomach for healthy skin, hair, digestion and immunity.
Morning ritual: Have these 3 simple kitchen ingredients as part of your morning routine
To follow Luke Coutinho's morning ritual, all you need is 1 tsp of pure ghee, some freshly ground pepper and 1/2 tsp of naturally sourced turmeric. Mix the three and have a spoonful every morning on an empty stomach. In the caption of his post, Luke mentions that can help in improving skin and hair quality, digestion and immunity.
Let's take an in-depth look at the health benefits of these ingredients
Ghee can rightly be called as the Indian superfood. It is loaded with healthy fats and is one of the best sources of saturated fats. Saturated fats are the building blocks of brain cells. Including ghee in your daily diet can improve your memory, promote longevity and restore balance to mind. Healthy fats in ghee help in boosting your mood and improving concentration. From celebrity nutritionist Rujtua Diwekar to Luke Coutinho, health experts have been increasingly advocating intake of ghee for good health and even weight loss. Ghee is packed with essential amino acids that help in mobilising fat and allowing fat cells to shrink in size. If you are one of those whose body accumulates fat quickly, then you must consider adding ghee to your weight loss plan.
Turmeric is a powerful spice with medicinal properties. Curcumin is a compound in turmeric which has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. The numerous health benefits of turmeric include reducing joint and arthritis pain, delaying age-related diseases like Alzheimer's, alleviating depression and reducing risk of heart diseases. Make sure you get access to organic and pure turmeric with high quantities of curcumin to derive maximum benefits from it.
Piperine in black pepper enables absorption of curcumin (in turmeric) in the blood stream. This is the reason why it is recommended to have turmeric and black pepper together. Piperine in black pepper can help in reducing nausea, headaches and migraine pain. It can also help in improving digestion.
Now you know why these three simply make for the best combination for a morning ritual. However, Luke gives the disclaimer that you must consult your doctor before following this or any other ritual in your daily routine.