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Here are 7 benefits of drumsticks or shahjan that you can’t miss out on

Published on:24 February 2021, 09:52am IST
Drumsticks can leave you dumbstruck, because the kind of nutritional value they possess is just unbelievable!
Nikita Bhardwaj
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Add drumsticks to your diet. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
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Most of us use drumsticks, only while making sambhar, but the moment we reveal the benefits of eating drumsticks, you would want it to be a part of all your curries. Yes, eating drumsticks is that good.

There are many ways in which you can incorporate drumsticks in your food. You can make curry (of course, other than sambhar), add it in soup, use it in broth, pickle them, add it in a salad, etc. It’s a versatile food, you see. But there is more to it that you don’t know:  

Here are seven benefits of eating drumsticks regularly
1. It maintains blood sugar levels

Now, this is great news for people with diabetes. If you have high sugar levels, then you must include drumsticks in your diet. Drumsticks help in boosting the functioning of the gall bladder, which helps to maintain the blood sugar levels in the body.

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Decrease the risk of diabetes with drumsticks. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
2. It helps in boosting immunity

Thanks to vitamin C and other antibacterial properties present in drumsticks, it helps in preventing seasonal infections like cough and cold.

3. Drumsticks improve bone density

The good news is that drumsticks are loaded with calcium and iron, which are essentials for stronger bones.

That’s another reason drumsticks are highly recommended for pregnant women.

4. They are great for your gut

Fibre is another very important nutrient in drumsticks that helps in keeping your bowel movement on track. Apart from that, they also have other B vitamins like niacin, riboflavin and vitamin B12, which are important to ensure you don’t have gastric issues.

5. Drumsticks help in blood purification

The antibiotic agents present in the drumsticks improve blood circulation, which helps in improving the oxygen level in the blood as well. More oxygen means better quality of blood.

6. They are great to prevent respiratory diseases

In covid times, drumsticks have proved to be a saviour in preventing respiratory illness. It is said that the novel coronavirus first hits the respiratory tract, which is why drumstick’s anti-inflammatory properties are going to be very helpful.

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It’s time take steps to prevent asthma flare-ups by adding drumsticks in your diet. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
7. It helps in boosting female sexual health as well

Well, you must have drumsticks also because they help in boosting sexual health, especially amongst women. Drumsticks are a great source of zinc, which is likely to enhance the process of spermatogenesis. This process plays an important role in female sterility.

So those of you who don’t eat drumsticks, it’s time to add them to diet and enjoy its benefits!

Nikita Bhardwaj Nikita Bhardwaj

Six-pack abs are all that Nikita needs, along with her daily dose of green tea. At Health Shots, she produces videos, podcasts, stories, and other kick-ass content.