The harmful effects of sugar go way beyond empty calories.
ARE YOU….tired? Rundown? Not sleeping well? Are your favorite clothes at the back of your closet because of all that extra weight??
BLAME IT ON THE SUGAR!
As a self-diagnosed sugar addict, it has always been a battle to say no to my favorite sweets and desserts. But the evil effects of sugar had me searching for healthier options. Nothing worked, sugar-free supplements had their own trappings.
Until I decided to go back to our traditional ways.
Jaggery. Yes gur! How many times have we been given a little piece of that sweet delight by our grandmothers, or seen our moms make those special modaks and puran polis with jaggery. There is more to jaggery than just its sweet taste.
Jaggery is made from the juice of sugarcane which is heated to produce thick crystals. It is considered healthier than refined sugar as certain plant phytochemicals and minerals are present in it. Jaggery provides many essential nutrients and has a lot of health benefits too!
Jaggery: nourishes the skin, rids you off those acnes, delays the visible signs of aging, regulates bowel movements, reduces PMS and surprisingly aids in weight loss since it boosts metabolism and reduces water retention.
- Sticky toffee pudding, a very popular dessert from Britain, the cake sponge is filled with dates and served with a warm walnut and jaggery sauce.
- Zaffrani pulao, rice cooked with saffron infused with milk, jaggery, nuts and ghee. The sweetness and nuttiness of the rice is simply Devine.
- Crackling duck and lettuce rolls, oven cooked duck breast strips, drizzled with spiced palm jaggery sauce rolled into a lettuce leaf…
So make the change today. Get rid of that malicious sugar and adopt the nourishing jaggery.