10:38 AM | 09-09-2019

How and why to adopt Jaggery instead of Sugar for Healthy lifestyle?

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01:08 PM | 09-09-2019

Jaggery (or gur) is made from unrefined sugar, and is obtained by boiling raw, concentrated sugar cane juice till it solidifies. Although jaggery is also made from the sap of coconut and date palm, the one made from sugar cane is the one that's used most widely. Not only is gur better than white sugar--which only adds empty, digestible, natural calories to your body--it also has a number of health benefits, including its ability to cleanse the body, aid in digestion and provide good amounts of minerals. Here are some health benefits that will make you want to adopt jaggery as your go-to sweetener for everyday purposes:

Gur prevents constipation by aiding digestion. It activates the digestive enzymes in our body, thus helps in proper digestion of food. That's why many people prefer eating jaggery after a meal.

Gur acts as a detox, as it helps cleanse the liver by flushing out nasty toxins from the body.

Jaggery is loaded with antioxidants and minerals like zinc and selenium, which help prevent free-radicals (responsible for early ageing). It helps boost resistance against infections, hence building stronger immunity.

Eating a piece of jaggery daily can help women combat PMS symptoms including mood swings, menstrual cramps and abdominal pain.

Jaggery acts as a natural sweetener and provides energy over an extended period of time. Even factory-made honey has been deemed unhealthy because it gets ripped of its nutrients. That's when jaggery steps in!

Gur is, however, suggested to consume jaggery in moderation, as it is slightly higher in calories, containing up-to 4 kcal/gram. People who are diabetic or are following a weight loss diet should monitor their consumption of jaggery, as it can lead to weight gain and fluctuations in blood-sugar levels.

Molasses a bio-product of Jaggery is now being considered most effective tool for detoxing the body and creating carbon free body. It contains Natural Insulin which is wonderful remedy for liver and kidney cleansing.

06:11 PM | 09-09-2019

Thank you very much Dr Srikishanji
Very well explained ...Benifits of Jaggery.


01:07 PM | 09-09-2019

Hello ,

There is an interesting equation between Sugar and Jaggery. Sugar and Jaggery though both sweet and contain 60 calories per spoonful, yet they have major differences. Talking about sugar, it comes through refining and sugar is not only contaminating to the internal body system but it contains no nutritional value whatsoever. 

On the other hand Jaggery through ancient times is known for its health benefits as it contains important minerals, vitamins and antioxidants. Jaggery is eco-friendly in its production, it maintains the acidic balance, it is absorbed slowly in the body unlike sugar, it is good for lungs, no chemicals are used in the production of jaggery.

In the ancient times, it was used for the treatment of asthma, cough with sputum, for lung health etc. 

Additionally, jaggery is also a great scrub for women ....as it's loaded with antioxidants. 

Therefore jaggery is much-preferred sweetener than sugar. 



01:06 PM | 09-09-2019

Because jaggery is made through organic process . and while making suger they use sulfer which is not good for health.

01:07 PM | 09-09-2019




गुड़ पोषक तत्वों से भरपूर होते है। इसमें सुक्रोज होता है। गुड़ शरीर में चीनी से धीरे घुलता है। धीरे घुलने के कारण गुड़ खाने से ब्लड में शुगर का लेवल कम रहता है। यह हाई ग्लाइसेमिक इंडेक्स वाला आहार है। गुड़ में 65 से 85 प्रतिशत तक सुक्रोज होता है।

वंही चीनी अपने कच्चे प्रकार का रासायनिक तरीके से संशोधित रूप है। चीनी से केवल कैलोरिज मिलती हैं क्योंकि परिष्करण की विधि से उसके लगभग सारे विटामिन और खनिज नष्‍ट हो जाते हैं, जिससे चीनी की पौष्टिकता जबर्दस्त रूप से कम हो जाती है।प्राचीन काल में चीन को अशुद्ध माना जाता था।हर वो चीज़ जिसमें चीनी डाल के बनती है उसे गुड़, खाँड़, भुरा, coconut शुगर का उपयोग अलग अलग प्रयोजन अनुसार करें। गुड़ का शीरा तैयार कर हर मीठाई में प्रयोग कर सकते है।




प्राकृतिक जीवनशैली प्रशिक्षिका व मार्गदर्शिका (Nature Cure Guide & Educator)


01:06 PM | 09-09-2019







When compared to refined sugar, other coloured sugars although processed are better, when compared to those, organic jaggery or unprocessed jaggery is definitely better. It’s always relative. However it is definitely not the best.


 The best consumption is fresh fruits and dry fruits


Be blessed
Smitha Hemadri (educator of natural healing practices)

06:14 PM | 09-09-2019

Very True
Thank you


07:20 PM | 09-09-2019


      गुड़  में सुक्रोज होता है, चीनी को पाचन के लिए कैल्शियम की आवश्यकता होती है ,पर्याप्त मात्रा में कैल्शियम ना लेने की वजह से तमाम हड्डियों के रोग हो रहे हैं अतः गुड़ अच्छा विकल्प है , यह खाड.के रूप में, बट्टी के रूप में उपलब्ध है ,भोजन के बाद खाया जा सकता है, अच्छा पाचक है !

           चीनी अम्लीय होता है जबकि गुड. छारीय होता है !




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