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5 benefits of eating jaggery during pregnancy

Updated On Feb 23, 2022 04:12 PM IST
  • Looking for a healthy alternative to sugar during pregnancy? Consuming jaggery in moderation has many benefits as per an expert.
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Craving for something sweet during pregnancy but looking for a healthy alternative? Consuming jaggery in moderation is beneficial for expecting mothers. From managing hormonal imbalances, boosting your immune system to reducing inflammation and pain, here's a look at some of the benefits of jaggery, as explained by Rupali Mathur, Executive Nutritionist, Cloudnine Group Hospitals, New Delhi, Punjabi Bagh, Delhi. expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Feb 23, 2022 04:12 PM IST

Craving for something sweet during pregnancy but looking for a healthy alternative? Consuming jaggery in moderation is beneficial for expecting mothers. From managing hormonal imbalances, boosting your immune system to reducing inflammation and pain, here's a look at some of the benefits of jaggery, as explained by Rupali Mathur, Executive Nutritionist, Cloudnine Group Hospitals, New Delhi, Punjabi Bagh, Delhi.

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Jaggery is loaded with iron: Iron plays an important role in growth of healthy blood cells which is important during pregnancy. Jaggery has a modest amount of iron which makes it a slightly better choice than sugar for daily use.(iStock) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Feb 23, 2022 04:12 PM IST

Jaggery is loaded with iron: Iron plays an important role in growth of healthy blood cells which is important during pregnancy. Jaggery has a modest amount of iron which makes it a slightly better choice than sugar for daily use.(iStock)

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Jaggery can prevent infections: Jaggery purifies the blood consumption of jaggery during pregnancy eliminates wastes and toxins that leads to purification of blood. It has many anti-bacterial properties which can help in avoiding infections. It is also useful for people with compromised immune system.(Twitter) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Feb 23, 2022 04:12 PM IST

Jaggery can prevent infections: Jaggery purifies the blood consumption of jaggery during pregnancy eliminates wastes and toxins that leads to purification of blood. It has many anti-bacterial properties which can help in avoiding infections. It is also useful for people with compromised immune system.(Twitter)

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Jaggery can support bone health: Consuming jaggery can help strengthen the bones and joints as it contains magnesium.(YouTube) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Jaggery can support bone health: Consuming jaggery can help strengthen the bones and joints as it contains magnesium.(YouTube)

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Jaggery helps reduce water retention: As water retention in pregnancy is common; eating jaggery can help combat this issue. The presence of moderate amounts of potassium and sodium in jaggery helps to maintain the electrolyte balance.(Pexels) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Feb 23, 2022 04:12 PM IST

Jaggery helps reduce water retention: As water retention in pregnancy is common; eating jaggery can help combat this issue. The presence of moderate amounts of potassium and sodium in jaggery helps to maintain the electrolyte balance.(Pexels)

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Jaggery can boost digestion: If one is facing problems with digestion like constipation and indigestion during pregnancy, jaggery can come handy. Jaggery is the natural form of sugar that causes the secretion of digestive enzymes and this triggers proper digestion. It also helps in relieving constipation.(Pinterest) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Feb 23, 2022 04:12 PM IST

Jaggery can boost digestion: If one is facing problems with digestion like constipation and indigestion during pregnancy, jaggery can come handy. Jaggery is the natural form of sugar that causes the secretion of digestive enzymes and this triggers proper digestion. It also helps in relieving constipation.(Pinterest)

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