Jaggery or gur, as it is commonly known, is a healthy alternative to sugar and a staple food item in many Indian households. But, did you know that it is nothing less than a superfood, especially during the winter months?
From aiding digestion and weight loss to preventing anaemia and pain — consuming jaggery during winter has a host of health benefits.
Recently, chef Kunal Kapur took to Instagram to share a video that showed how jaggery is made from sugarcane. Further, he shared some health benefits of eating jaggery in winter. Check out the video here.
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Here’s why you should consume jaggery in winter, as shared by the chef.
*It generates heat inside the body.
*It helps boosts immunity.
*Helps prevent constipation and enhances the production of digestive enzymes.
*Jaggery also helps in preventing joint pain.
*It detoxifies the body.
*Eating jaggery can also ease menstrual cramp pain.
*Jaggery is rich in iron contents. Thus, it helps prevent anaemia.
*It also prevents respiratory problems.
*It boosts body metabolism and aids weight loss.