Shilpa Shetty is one of the most popular fitness icons we have in the industry. The actress has managed to make a name for herself on the basis of her acting prowess, fitness regime and healthy eating habits. Shilpa may enjoy her cheat meal once a week but she makes sure to follow a strict diet plan for the other days of the week. Now, on a fine Tuesday morning, Shilpa shared a post on the benefits of jaggery (gur) via her Instagram page named Simple Soulful App. Gur plays an important role in our diet especially during the ongoing winter season when the body needs warmth and nutrition. We often switch to traditional recipes during this time of the year that includes the usage of gur.
The caption read, "Jaggery, also known as “Gur” in Hindi, is a quite popular natural sweetener used as an alternative for sugar." It further stated that gur has no signs of any kind of fat, so without thinking about excessive fat consumption, you can easily add it to your diet. But avoid its overconsumption especially the ones who have health issues like diabetes.
According to the post, here are the benefits of jaggery:
1) Jaggery purifies the blood
2) It improves metabolism
3) It is also good for the skin
4) It is filled with minerals and iron
5) It is a natural sweetening agent
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Reading about the benefits of jaggery and knowing its importance, do you feel tempted? Well, if yes, then try out these yummy recipes that can be prepared using jaggery.)
1) Gur Ka Halwa
This is one of the best ways to satiate your sweet cravings this winter season. This Indian dessert can be easily prepared with semolina, jaggery and a few dry fruits. People often make it during festivities but you really don't have to wait for a perfect occasion to relish this. Have it after your meal today.
2) Gur Ki Roti
We have a variety of flatbreads in our cookbooks and sometimes, it's difficult to choose one. Well, may not be generally but this delicious gur ki roti would surely make your sweet tooth happy. After all, who doesn't love gorging on sweet roti smeared in ghee?
3) Til Ladoo
We just celebrated Makar Sankranti a few days ago and enjoyed til ladoos. But, do you know that there's a reason why til ladoos are prepared in winters? Til meaning sesame seeds are mixed with jaggery – a combination of which provides your body with the warmth in this weather.
We really don't need a time or occasion to savour this, do we? It's a delightful blend of peanuts and jaggery that is healthy and tasty. It's a delectable snack that you can easily prepare at home. Try it out.
This classic Indian dessert just doesn't need any introduction. Gulab jamuns can be prepared with jaggery if you wish to give the dish a healthy twist. Treat your loved ones with this sweet delicacy and enjoy.
Do savour jaggery and include it in your diet.