Sunday, 16 October 2016
Health Benefits of Jaggery
Sweetening Agent: The first benefit of jaggery is that it is a colorful, taste explosion when consumed, and secondly, it is a sweetener.
Energy Food: Sugar and glucose is the proper carbohydrate, because they are very simple and are absorbed in the blood stream almost instantaneously to fill them with a sudden burst of energy. Jaggery is digested and absorbed gradually and releases energy over an extended period of time. This can provide the eater with warmth and energy for a more extended period without harming their internal organs.
Digestive Agent: it is recommended to take a few grams of jaggery after a heavy meal or after eating meat because it facilitates digestion. Jaggery activates the digestive enzymes and itself changes to acetic acid in the stomach, thereby speeding up digestion and making the process go very smooth, reducing strain on the intestines and digestive tract.
Cleansing Agent: Jaggery effectively cleans the respiratory tracts, lungs, food pipe, stomach and intestines. It pulls out dust and unwanted particles from the body, while also giving relief from constipation, perhaps due to presence of fiber in it. Reducing constipation and stimulating the movement of the bowels further cleanses the body of the toxins which jaggery just cleaned out and prepared for excretion.
Source of Minerals: Unlike sugar, jaggery is rich in minerals, mainly iron with traces of other mineral salts. While most of the iron in jaggery comes through its processing in iron vessels, the other minerals come directly from the sugar cane juice.