Gur is Good for you !!!
Jaggery / gur/gud is a popular and healthy alternative to refined sugar. It is eaten throughout the year, yet consuming it in winters is considered all the more good for health. Not just rich in Vitamin B, minerals, calcium, copper, zinc, phosphorus, etc., it is loaded with so much goodness that next time if you have to make a choice between sugar and jaggery, you must go with the latter!
Health Benefits :-
Good for digestive health.
Detoxifies the liver.
Controls blood pressure.
Relieves menstrual pain.
Jaggery is a storehouse of carbohydrates, which the body needs to produce energy. However, unlike sugar, which has a simple form that easily breaks down to give instant energy, jaggery has a more complex form of carbohydrate. This slows down the release of energy and spreads it over a longer period of time. Thus, damage to the internal organs due to a sudden rise in energy levels can be avoided.
There are several tasty ways to include jaggery powder in your diet. Here are some tips on how to use jaggery powder to enhance the taste of some commonly consumed foods:
- Instead of using sugar in your tea or milk, you can mix jaggery powder.
- If you have raagi malt or oats for breakfast, add some powdered jaggery or a small block of jaggery to it. You can also experiment with your breakfast cereal.
- If you make sweet dishes such as kheer at home, use jaggery as a sweetener instead of sugar. You can also try the jaggery candy sweets made with peanuts or sesame seeds moulded with melted and hardened jaggery.
And, of course, you can always simply consume jaggery powder directly, as it is.
- Jaggery allows you to indulge your sweet-cravings without having to compromise on your health