One jaggery cube a day keeps the cold and cough away! Consuming it in winters and rains on a daily basis keeps the body warm and controls the temperature of the body. It is also a natural sweetener, which you can substitute in your tea or coffee for a healthy dose. Eat it after your meal to activate natural digestive enzymes in the body, which helps prevent constipation and help you keep your gut healthy. Have a small piece of jaggery after your lunch to kick-start the digestion process, which is the key to good health. It also helps cleanse the liver by flushing out harmful toxins.
A sweet candy or a filler in between meals when you’re too hungry, jaggery is a healthy snack that is a staple in Indian kitchens. Available in powder form, palm jaggery form or liquid (kakvi) form, jaggery is usually consumed in winters because it has a warming effect on the body. One of its most beneficial effects is that it is a natural blood purifier. Loaded with antioxidants and minerals such as zinc and selenium, jaggery helps prevent free radical damage which causes skin cancer and other skin diseases. Apart from increasing the hemoglobin count in the body, it eases menstrual pain. Eat a jaggery cube daily to prevent anemia, because it is rich in iron and folate!