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Looking for a fruit that kills diabetes? Make sure to have Jamun

Jamun is a fruit that kills diabetes. Here is what else it can do for your health!
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Try good-old jamun for better health. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Nikita Bhardwaj Updated: 17 Nov 2023, 03:32 pm IST
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With every season nature nourishes us with its bounty of fruits, and in monsoon jamun is one of them. We’re sure you remember those childhood days when jamun would turn your tongue purple. But did you know that jamun has a lot of health benefits to offer? The biggest health benefit is that Jamun is a fruit that kills diabetes.  

Jamun, the fruit that kills diabetes

If you are wondering how to reverse diabetes, then you must know that Jamun is a tried and tested fruit for people with type-2 diabetes. According to a study published in the Journal of Food Science and Technology, this miracle berry for diabetes has antidiabetic and antioxidant functionality. 

Now what does that mean? Well, it means that jamun helps in slowing down the process of converting starch into sugar, hence, becoming one of the best fruits that cures diabetes. That leads to lesser chances of a sudden spike in blood sugar levels when the starch in your food is metabolized.

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People who are dealing with type-2 diabetes produce low levels of insulin. Jamun seeds ensure a greater availability of insulin by either increasing its secretion or preventing it from degrading fast. 

Clinical nutritionist Dr Lovneet Batra suggests that you can dry the seeds of jamun and create a powder from it. Consume half a teaspoon of it with water on an empty stomach daily to deal with diabetes.

She added:

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As a fruit jamun helps in increasing the insulin levels and that’s why it is great for type-2 diabetes.

5 benefits of eating jamun during the monsoon season:

1. It purifies the blood

According to Dr Batra, jamun is a natural astringent which helps in reducing acne, keeps the skin clears, and purifies the blood too.

2. Takes care of your digestive health

During monsoon, gut problems are normal. And if you are also dealing with them, then nosh on jamun. “Well-maintained hormonal balance is the foundation of good gut health and since jamun has antibacterial properties, it helps in maintaining gut health.”

3. It improves immunity as well

“The whole world today revolves around foods that can bestow better immunity and this desi fruit is all about that. If your immunity is compromised then you must include jamun during this time of the season,” she recommends.

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Eat jamun for better immunity during monsoon. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

4. It improves hemoglobin count

“Jamun is rich in vitamin C and iron, and to absorb iron in our body vitamin C plays a major role. So if you are anemic and want to improve your blood count, then show some love to jamun,” she says.

5. It is a natural antioxidant

That’s all because of vitamin C. Vitamin C is what you need to keep your skin clear and wrinkle-free. Plus, vitamin C also helps in dealing with oral problems and keeps bad breath at bay.

So whether you are wondering how to reverse diabetes or looking for overall health and well being, jamun is your health mascot this monsoon. So, dig in and enjoy a hale and hearty monsoon.

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