Have you seen your mom use jaggery as an ingredient in the food she cooks? Or have you seen people eat a piece of 'Gur' aka jaggery after they're done with their meals? Turns out, jaggery can have quite a few benefits for your health. The fact that unlike normal white sugar, jaggery isn't processed, automatically makes it a much healthier option than sugar. So, if you've been contemplating adding jaggery to your diet, here are a few health benefits of it you should read about first.
Can give your body the essential nutrients it requires - That's right, jaggery is rich in essential nutrients like iron, phosphorus, zinc and potassium which can help keep your body healthy.
Can prevent constipation - Jaggery is known for its ability to aid the digestive process. It goes into the gut and activates digestive enzymes which can help ensure that you don't end up with constipation. Well, we guess that means the mystery of why people tend to eat jaggery after their meals is solved!
Can help maintain blood pressure levels - Those who have blood pressure problems should ideally et jaggery regularly since it contains potassium and sodium, both of which work well in controlling blood pressure levels.
Works as an energy booster - Since jaggery contains some complex carbohydrates, it can give you a boost of energy and can help you feel more active throughout the day. Normal sugar on the other hand just ends up making you feel lethargic.
Can fight symptoms of cold and cough - Feel like you're about to fall sick and get a nasty cold and cough? Worry not, jaggery will come to your rescue. Just dissolve some jaggery in a glass of warm water and drink it all up. It'll help get rid of those symptoms in no time!
Can generate heat in your body - Did you know why jaggery is so constantly consumed during the winters? Well, that's because it has the ability to generate heat in your body. This is why your elders always keep telling you to eat some jaggery if you're feeling exceptionally cold.
Well, now that you know just how amazing jaggery is, what are you waiting for? Incorporate it into your diet now. Stay tuned for more updates.