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Natural uses and benefits of Jaggery (Gur)

Jaggery

Jaggery is an unrefined sugar product made in Asia and Africa.
About 70% of the world’s jaggery production takes place in India, where it is commonly called “gur.”

Jaggery is made using traditional methods of pressing and distilling palm or cane juice. This is a 3-step process

1:- Extraction

2:- clarification

3:- concentration

*Benefits of Honey*

  1. Prevents constipation:

Jaggery activates the digestive enzymes in the body, stimulates bowel movements and thus helps prevent and relieve constipation. A small piece of jaggery after lunch could kick-start digestion, which is key to good overall health.

  1. Detox the Liver

Jaggery is a natural body cleanser, further reducing the workload of the liver.So if you want to effectively detox your body, bite into a piece of jaggery.

  1. Treats flu-like symptoms:

Fight symptoms of a cold and cough with the help of gur. All you need to do is mix it with warm water and drink up, or even add it in your tea instead of sugar to reap the benefits.

4:- Blood Purifier

One of the most well-known benefits of jaggery is its ability to purify the blood. When consumed on a regular basis and in limited quantities, it cleanses the blood, leaving your body healthy.

  1. Boosts Immunity

Jaggery is loaded with antioxidants and minerals such as zinc and selenium. Jaggery also helps increase the total count of haemoglobin in the blood.

  1. . Eases menstrual pain:

Jaggery, due to its richness in many essential nutrients, is an effective natural treatment for menstrual problems, especially providing relief from cramps.

  1. Prevents Anaemia

Prevents anaemia: Jaggery is rich in iron and folate which help prevent anaemia by ensuring that a normal level of red blood cells is maintained.

  1. Boosts intestinal health

With every 10 gram of jaggery, you get 16 mg of magnesium, which is 4 percent of the daily requirement of this mineral.

  1. Controls Blood Pressure

Jaggery contains potassium and sodium which pays an important role in the maintenance of acid levels in the body.

  1. Prevents respiratory problems:

By consuming jaggery regularly, you can prevent many respiratory problems such as asthma, bronchitis, etc.

  1. Relieves joint pain:

“If you suffer from aches and pains in your joints, eating jaggery can provide you with much-needed relief”, says Dr. Manoj K. Ahuja, Sukhda Hospital.

  1. Weight loss

“Jaggery is surprisingly effective as an aid for weight loss. This is because jaggery is a rich source of potassium, which is a mineral that helps in the balance of electrolytes as well as building muscles and boosting metabolism.

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