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? In fact, if you or someone in your family is dealing with type-2 diabetes then jamun might just be the perfect fruit for you.
Jamun, the wonder fruit for type-2 diabetics
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, jamun 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. That leads to lesser chances of a sudden spike in blood sugar levels when the starch in your food is metabolized.
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.
As a fruit jamun helps in increasing the insulin levels and that’s why it is great for type-2 diabetes.
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Here are 5 other 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.
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.
All in all, jamun is your health mascot this monsoon. So, dig in and enjoy a hale and hearty monsoon.