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Benefits Of Jaggery And How It Helps Lose Weight  

Jaggery or Gur (as it is called in Hindi), is the magic food ingredient from our grandmother's kitchen shelf. Did you know that this substitute for sugar is loaded with components that will benefit one's health?

Weight loss

Jaggery is a rich source of potassium, a mineral that boosts metabolism and helps in reduction of water retention. This, in turn, helps in reducing weight. 

Boosts immunity

Jaggery contains antioxidants and minerals such as Zinc and Selenium that boost resistance against infection and also increase the count of haemoglobin in our body.       

Improves digestion

Jaggery activates digestive enzymes in the body thus preventing constipation. It also helps keep stomach cool. This is why experts suggest drinking gur ka sharbat.         

Blood purification

Rich in iron, jaggery is really helpful for people suffering from anaemia. If you consume it on a regular basis in the right quantity, it can help you clean your blood.


Jaggery is one of the best cleansing agents. It helps clean out harmful toxins from the body. It effectively cleans the respiratory tract, lungs, intestines, stomach and food pipe. In addition to that, it also helps remove harmful toxins.

Control blood pressure

Potassium and sodium, two key contents of jaggery, help maintain low acid levels in the body, thus help maintain your blood pressure.