Winter is my favorite season for some obvious reasons. If I talk about my childhood memory of winters in my hometown Chandigarh, it is something that I miss in my adulthood. One evening, my neighbor asked me to join them for dinner. If I remember, it was my winter holidays, and maybe I was 10 years old then. They served me a plate of Makki ki Roti, sarso ka saag and gur (Jaggery) with a generous dollop of ghee. Needless to say that once the sweetness of gud (Jaggery) tickles your taste buds, you start craving for more and more.
Not everyone is aware that eating gur (Jaggery) has a lot of benefits. Here is a list of the top health benefits of eating gur (Jaggery) during winter.
In winters we usually crave for more fatty foods like sugar, butter, etc. To digest such heavy foods you need to go for a walk. But who wants to go out in the cold weather? Well, have some gur after your meal as it helps in speeding up the digestion.
Treat cold and cough with gur
In winter season anyone can catch cold and cough easily. So, instead of using inhaler and cough syrup, add gur to your diet. It calms down the pain and irritation of the throat.
Do you know that jaggery helps in preventing constipation? Well, it activates the digestive enzymes in the body which helps in preventing constipation.
Jaggery contains various benefits, and weight loss is one of them. Jaggery contains high potassium content which boosts metabolism and helps in the reduction of water retention which helps in managing weight loss.
Easing menstrual cramps
If you are tired of menstrual cramps then you should add jaggery to your diet. Jaggery is loaded with nutrients which can help in reducing menstrual cramps and also deal with mood swings and anxiety. If you eat a piece of jaggery daily then it will help in preventing premenstrual syndrome (PMS).