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7 Amazing reasons to include Jaggery in your diet !
Jaggery or Gur is conventional form of unrefined sugar made from Sugarcane. It has all the natural goodness of vitamins and minerals.
It is not just a raw sweet or sweetening agent but also a great remedy for indigestion, anemia along with a lot of health benefits. No wonder we are always advised by our grand parents or parents to consume it post meals.
I love the sweetness of jaggery and given its health benefits, I try to substitute sugar with jaggery as much as possible.
Benefits of Jaggery:
- Good for Digestion:
Jaggery has digestive stimulant properties, which helps in improving digestion.
So consuming a piece of jaggery post meals will help you get rid of digestive problems.
- Treats Anemia:
Jaggery is a rich source of iron. Therefore it helps in treating anemia.
Pregnant women and women suffreing from anemia are often adviced to include jaggery in their daily diet.
- Purifies Blood:
Jaggery does not only tastes sweet but also acts as blood purifier. Therefore it helps keep you away from acne , pimples and other skin disorders. Just include it in your daily diet and get fabulous skin.
- Provides Instant Energy:
When feeling tired and exhausted, have jaggery. It is an instant energy booster The best thing about jaggery is that it is digested and absorbed gradually which doesn’t raise blood sugar level.
- Cures Pre-Menstural Syndrome:
Jaggery has muscle relaxant property which reduces uterine cramps, back and abdominal pain before or during periods.
Jaggery also helps in anxiety and mood swings during periods as it releases endorphins (happy hormones) which relaxes your body and make you feel good to prevent premenstrual syndrome.
- Boosts Immunity:
Jaggery helps boost immunity as it contains antioxdants, zinc and selenium which help prevent free-radical damage and also boost resistance against infections.
7.) Treats Other Health Problems:
Jaggery helps treat cough, asthma, water retention, bloating and migraine. Consume jaggery with warm water or milk or add it in your tea instead of sugar to sweeten it and reap in its benefits.
However jaggery has a lot of health benefits it is slightly high on calories. So those watching their their weight must eat it in moderation. Diabetics should consult their doctors to monitor the quantity of jaggery they can consume.
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