During the month of Ramadan, we are in a period where we need to be more attentive than ever before in iftar and sahur tables in order to both eat healthy and protect our immunity against the epidemic. In order to meet the fluid needs of our body, which is dehydrated due to the fasting period, and to maintain our body balance, the rest recommend consuming compote.
Yeni Yüzyıl University Gaziosmanpaşa Hospital Nutrition and Diet Specialist Neslişah Bozkaya Gök stated that compotes are very useful drinks both in eliminating our water needs and suppressing our sweet cravings; He stated that he would be supportive in meeting our sugar-fiber needs and wanting to eat less sweet.
Compote or Compote; It is a delicious, nutritious and healthy drink. It will perfectly quench our thirst not only in Ramadan, but also in hot weather in the coming summer, but it will be supportive especially during the epidemic process we are in.
When we say compote or compote, we see that there is actually no serious difference between them. Although the dried fruit is called 'Compote' and the one made with fresh or fresh fruit is called 'Compote', in fact the benefits are the same.
Fruit compote is a traditional drink that we all know since childhood. It perfectly quenches thirst, replenishes vitamin stores and has a different effect on the body depending on which fruit is cooked. Regular consumption of fruit compote helps strengthen the immune system. In addition, fruit compote is an ideal drink for people trying to lose weight because its calorie content is very low.
Overall, compote helps to normalize cardiovascular activity and the digestive system. This uniqueness of compote with respect to the digestive system lies in the different fiber content of the fruits with which it is cooked and the fact that water is required for the swelling of this dietary fiber in the intestines. Thus, the body immediately receives all the necessary substances for normal digestion.
As I mentioned at the beginning of the article, depending on which fruit compote / compote is cooked from, its effects on the body differ from each other:
Compliments of dried apricots contain vitamins A, C, B. The amount of potassium in dried apricots has a positive effect on the work of the heart. In addition, the magnesium in its content helps some types of anemia (anemia), while the pectin in its content has a positive effect on the intestines, it also helps to remove the cholesterol in the body and heavy metals.
Compote made with prunes improves digestion thanks to the pectin content. It improves constipation, especially with its laxative effect, and is recommended for people with hemorrhoids.
Raisin compote is rich in potassium. It has a positive effect on the cardiovascular system and cholesterol. A compote made with dried apricots and raisins improves heart health.
Compote made from apple and pear mix improves metabolism. Again, apple is an important source of flavanoid in the fight against cancer and pear is a very good source of fiber.
Rosehip compote, on the other hand, is a complete vitamin C store.
Thanks to the different vitamins and minerals they contain, fruit compotes have numerous benefits on diseases.
Contains plenty of vitamin C in currants, peaches, gooseberries, apples, plums, apricots, which helps prevent seasonal bronchopulmonary diseases.
Compote with cranberries strengthens immunity.
Apple compote is a powerful source of iron. It should be recommended as an indispensable part of the diet for people with anemia to overcome iron deficiency.
In a study, it is recommended that a compote made of cranberry and apple fruits be included in the diet of individuals working in radiation conditions;
Cherry and plum compote improves metabolism and the condition of the central nervous system thanks to the vitamin B2 it contains.
Pear compote fights stomach, heart and kidney diseases.
Quince compote contains pectin, which is a high antioxidant content of tannins and soluble fiber, which has anti-inflammatory properties in the body. In this way, it helps in the healing of intestinal diseases and in the regulation of blood sugar.
Compote made of dried fruit and compote made from fresh fruit undoubtedly have many other benefits. One of the biggest mistakes made during Ramadan is the consumption of less water and less than 2 portions of fruit per day. At this point, considering the benefits of fruit compotes or compote, it should be among the indispensable alternatives of iftar tables.
A compote recipe that you can consume in Ramadan in a healthy way:
Ginger dried fruit compote
- 1 cup of diced apple,
- 1 cup of chopped pear,
- 1 thin slice of root ginger
- Orange sliced to person
- 4 clove buds
- 2 liters of water
Boil the fruit in water. When the water boils and the fruits are cooked, add the sliced ginger. Continue cooking until it boils. When it boils, take it off the fire and enjoy it