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The Secret 

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TEJ PATTA (Bay Leaves)

Many people add bay leaves to their foods, especially in the cooking of red meat and poultry. But there are many who don't know why bay leaves are added to food!

When a woman was once asked why, she said, "to flavor the food". If you boil the bay leaves in a glass of water and taste it, it will have no flavor.  So why do we put bay leaves in meat or other food?


The addition of bay leaves to meat converts triglycerides to mono-unsaturated fats. 


Let's experiment and confirm this! 


Cut a chicken into two halves, cook each half in a separate pan and place one half on a bay leaf, and cook the other without a bay leaf. Observe the amount of fat in both pans after cooking!


If you have bay leaves, there is no need for a pharmacy, as recent scientific studies have shown that bay leaves have many benefits and help to get rid of many serious health problems and illnesses.


The benefits of bay leaf include: 

  • Treating digestive disorders 

  • Help eliminate Lumps

  • Heartburn

  • Acidity

  • Constipation

  • Hot bay tea helps to regulate bowel movements 

  • Lowers blood sugar

  • Works as an antioxidant


By eating bay leaves or drinking bay tea for a month, the body is able to produce insulin, eliminate bad cholesterol and relieve the body of triglycerides. It is also useful in treating colds, flu and severe coughs, as it is a rich source of vitamin C. You can boil the leaves and inhale steam to get rid of phlegm and reduce the severity of coughs. Bay leaves protect the heart from seizures and strokes, as they contain cardiovascular protective compounds. They are rich in acids such as caffeic acid, quercetin, eugenol and bartolini, substances that prevent the formation of cancer cells in the body. They also eliminate insomnia and anxiety. If taken before bed, it helps you relax and sleep peacefully. Drinking a cup of boiled bay leaves twice a day breaks down kidney stones and cures infections.


Ain't all this information Amazing?


Dear Pinkies, share this secret with all your loved ones and tell them the mind-blowing benefits of bay leaves aka tej pata!

-Pink Sister Hemali Kothari

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