Consume jamun seed powder every day to manage diabetes and blood pressure; know all benefits
Not just the fruit, even the seeds of jamun can help manage a range of health disorders. Know all the health benefits from nutritionist.
The benefits of jamun for diabetes and digestive health are well-known. They have a special significance in ancient medicinal practice Ayurveda and have been used in treating blood pressure, blood sugar imbalance, fatigue among other illnesses since time immemorial. They may not be available all year long, but their seed powder can be consumed any time of the year. Jamun seed powder have jamboline and jambosine which can prevent sugar spikes. It is not only good for smooth bowel movements but also help reduce inflammation in liver. Those suffering from blood pressure can also reap benefits from jamun seed powder. They are also easy to make at home. (Also read: Diabetes: 5 ways to add jamun to your diet for preventing sugar spikes)
Here's an easy recipe.
How to make jamun seed powder
Keep jamun seeds to dry for 2-3 days. After that, the skin of the seeds will easily come off; remove it. Once you have done that, grind them to get a powdery consistency. Take 1 spoon every day with a glass of water. You can also consume jamun seed powder with low fat or almond milk. It has a sweet and tangy taste.
Benefits of jamun seed powder
Nutritionist Lovneet Batra in her recent Instagram post talks about the health benefits of jamun seed powder and how the amazing seeds can help manage various chronic conditions.
"You must be aware of the health benefits of jamun, but how about jamun seed powder? Yes, you read that right. The seeds of your favourite summer fruit, jamun, is useful in managing various conditions," says the nutritionist.
Here are all the wonderful benefits of jamun seed powder:
Helps control diabetes
Batra says the seeds of jamun can be quite beneficial when it comes to managing blood glucose levels and reducing glycosuria.
"The seeds of the fruit have active ingredients called jamboline and jambosine that slow down the rate of sugar released into the blood and increase the insulin levels in the body. Scientifically, it has a low glycaemic index, making it a good option for diabetics," says Batra.
Aids in detoxification
Jamun seed powder is a detoxifying herb which helps to maintain natural urination and sweating.
Boosts liver health
Jamun seed powder acts as a liver stimulant due to its antioxidant property. The antioxidants fight against the damage caused by free radicals and protect the liver cells. It also has anti-inflammatory properties which helps reduce inflammation in the liver.
Helps control blood pressure
Apart from diabetes, jamun can also keep in check high blood pressure levels. Jamun seeds powder contains antioxidants called ellagic acid that may help in keeping a check on rapid fluctuations of blood pressure.
Keep free radicals at bay
Jamun seeds contain powerful antioxidants like flavonoids and phenolic compounds that help keep harmful free radicals at bay.