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8 reasons why you need to nosh on jamun this summer

Updated on:11 June 2021, 16:28pm IST
Jamun is a refreshing summer fruit offering numerous health benefits and a tangy taste which is perfect for this season.
Aayushi Gupta
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Jamuns are your nutrient rich ideal summer fruit. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
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We love that tangy explosion of flavour and our tongues going purple! Yes, we are talking about jamun, the healthy nutrient rich fruit, relished by everyone in summers.  

Jamun is a delicious low-calorie fruit that is loaded with vitamin C and minerals like iron, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and folic acid. This fruit packs a punch as it has a high antioxidant content, contains diuretic, and has antibacterial and antiscorbutic properties. 

This solid nutrition profile allows this fruit to help manage diabetes, gastric issues and improve skin health. 

Here are the 8 health benefits of eating jamuns:

1. Improves hemoglobin count

Being an excellent source of vitamin C and iron, this fruit increases hemoglobin count. While iron works as a blood purifier, the increased hemoglobin count allows your blood to carry more oxygen to the organs and keep your body healthy.

2. Keeps skin healthy

Jamun is rich in astringent properties which protect the skin from blemishes, pimples, wrinkles and acne. Moreover, the vitamin C content helps purify the blood, leaving your skin radiant and glowing.

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Try good-old jamun for better health. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
3. Manage diabetes

Those who are suffering from diabetes can safely consume jamun as it is low in calories. Additionally, the polyphenolic ingredients present in jamun play a significant role in the treatment of diabetes.

4. Boosts heart health

Jamun is a good source of antioxidants and minerals like potassium, which are beneficial to keep heart diseases at bay. 

5. Helps with weight loss

Jamun is a low-calorie fruit that is rich in fibre, making it a perfect weight loss combination. Jamun also improves digestion and helps in reducing water retention in the body.

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Jamun can also aid in weight loss? Image courtesy: Shutterstock
6. Improves gastric health

Jamun can help treat digestive disorders. The diuretic properties keep the body and digestive system cool and provide relief from constipation. 

7. Acts as an immunity booster

Jamun is loaded with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that help strengthen immunity and increase stamina of your body.

8. Maintain oral health

Jamun has antibacterial properties which can protect teeth from oral infection and bacteria. In fact, jamun is used for strengthening teeth and gums and the leaves of it are astringent which is considered good for throat problems.

So, enjoy this delicious and nutritious fruit this summer! 

Aayushi Gupta Aayushi Gupta

Candid, outspoken, but prudent--Aayushi is exploring her place in media world.