Jaggery has been used for years all around the world because of its therapeutic and nutritional health benefits.
It is prepared using fresh sugarcane juice, date or palm juice which may vary in colors from dark to golden brown.
Benefits of Jaggery for Blood
1. Purifies Blood
2. Prevents from Blood Disorders
Enhances total blood hemoglobin count.
Benefits of Jaggery for Digestion
1. Reduces Risk of Digestive Disorders
2. Stimulates Digestive Enzyme Secretion
Stimulates the secretion of digestive enzymes and gets converted to the acetic acid in stomach thus speeds up the digestion process by reducing overload of digestive tract.
3. Regulates Proper Bowel Movements
Relief from indigestion, flatulence, intestinal worms and constipation by stimulating the proper bowel movements.
Benefits of Jaggery for Bones
It properly nourishes and strengthens the bones and joints by reducing joints pain and other bone problems.
Beauty Benefits of Jaggery for Skin
1. Provides Proper Nourishment to Skin
Its richness in the vitamins and minerals makes it able to nourish the whole body especially skin. It provides skin smooth, healthy, hydrated and glowing look.
2. Cures Pimples and Acne
It makes skin free of wrinkles and spots free by curing problems of pimple and acne.
Benefits of Jaggery for Women
1. Cures Menstrual Problems
It helps in curing various menstrual problems among women by providing relief from the stomach pain during periods.
2. Prevents from Anemia
Its richness in the iron and folates helps during pregnancy and prevents from anaemia by maintaining the normal level of red blood cells. It is a source of instant energy thus prevents from weakness and tiredness.
Benefits of Jaggery for Men
1. Improves Quality Sperm Production
Eating gur with amla powder on regular basis helps in enhancing quality and quantity of semen, reducing weakness, energizing body and treating urinary disorders among men.
Benefits of Jaggery for Weight Loss
1. Reduces Water Retention
Its high level minerals content especially high potassium level helps in managing weight by reducing the extra water retention in the body.
2. Improves Body Metabolism
Potassium helps maintaining the electrolyte balance, building muscles as well as improving metabolism thus aids in weight loss.
Benefits of Jaggery for Hair
1. Improves Iron Absorption
Jaggery is the rich source of iron which should be eaten with the vitamin C rich foods as it enhances the absorption of iron in the body. Vitamin C rich foods are lemon juice, amla, guavas and etc. It is very good source of getting healthy, long, smooth, and strong hair.
2. Provides Natural Beauty to Hair
It is considered that applying the paste of jaggery, fuller’s earth and curd on the scalp twice a month before shampooing makes hair naturally beautiful and long.
Other Health Benefits of Jaggery
1. Prevents from Respiratory Problems
2. Strengthens Muscles
3. Good Sweetener
4. Energy Booster
5. Removes Toxins
It is a very good cleansing agent cleans out different systems of the body (respiratory tract, digestive tract and etc) by removing unwanted particles and toxins.
6. Strengthens Nervous System
7. Delays Early Ageing
8. Reduces Risk of Allergy
9. Treats Hiccups
Eating dry ginger powder (also called saunth) by mixing with jaggery with luke warm water helps in getting free of hiccups.
10. Controls Blood Pressure
How to Select and Store
Always buy jaggery prepared with organically produced sugarcane in the market.
Buy pure jaggery instead of refined jaggeries from the market.
Disadvantages, Side Effects and Precautions
Long term use of the jaggery may lead to the weight gain, intestinal worm problem and etc.
It should be avoided by the people suffering from the diabetes and ulcerative colitis.
It should be avoided with radish and fish.
Eating it regularly may fluctuate the blood sugar level which affects the functioning of pancreas thus release of insulin.
This fluctuation of blood sugar may affect the functioning of major organs like kidney, eyes, heart and etc.
How Much Jaggery to Eat Everyday
The amount of jaggery which should be eaten on daily basis depends on the age, health conditions and requirement of the person.
It is very necessary to eat jaggery within limit if it is eaten on daily basis.
However, one to two spoon full of the jaggery can be taken every day by the normal person.
So Start having Jaggery but wisely