Drinking golgappa (panipuri) water for weight loss? Read on


Many reports and experts link the health benefits of cumin and mint to suggest that having pani puri will also give the same benefits to a human body.

The water component of an ideal pani puri serving consists of cumin, mint and tamarind.

The ready-to-mix pani puri masala available in market comprises rock salt, dried mango, cumin, chilli, black salt, mint lead, black pepper, dried ginger, tamarind and citric acid. The ingredients remain the same, with minor additions or deletions, when the pani is prepared at home.

To add flavour to the pani puri water, salt is used in large amounts. Excess intake of salt makes the body retain water and can jeopardize one’s weight loss efforts.

Albeit, simple mint water is a wonderful drink for weight loss. Having mint water is good for your health. Mint is known to cure irritable bowel syndrome, relieves indigestion and improves immunity. Mint contains fibre, vitamin A, iron, manganese and folate which are essential to the human body.

Cumin is also a good source of nutrient and having a small glass of soaked cumin water helps cure stomach related ailments, experts have said.

Personal experiences and expert suggestions have shown that essential foods when taken as a whole help the human body better.

In a 2015 tweet, nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar had said, “Having pani -puri ka pani for weight loss will make you as round and brittle as a puri! #unfunnyfact.”

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