Let us admit to the fact that we all love to treat ourselves with something sweet and delicious from time to time. But at the same time, we are concerned about calories and weight gain. However, luckily we have jaggery, known as gur in Hindi, which can help us lose weight and also satisfy our taste buds. Let us throw some light on how gur or jaggery can help us in weight loss and provide us with various health benefits. How to Use Coriander (Dhania) to Lose Weight (Watch Video)

It is absolutely fine to eat a dessert once in a while on a festive occasion, however, the problem arises when we start having it on a regular basis to fulfil our cravings. Jaggery is said to be a good alternative substitute for sugar as it is packed with multiple antioxidants, minerals and vitamins.  Gur keeps the body warm, cleanses the liver, boosts immunity, improves digestion and increases metabolism, which is the key to weight loss.

How Jaggery Helps in Weight Loss

According to Dr Shikha Sharma's book 101 Weight Loss Tips, using Gur could prove to be fruitful for your weight loss goals. Jaggery is rich in iron and improves digestion, which plays a major role in weight loss, as indigestion does not let the body to absorb nutrients properly. This lead to slow metabolism and less calorie getting burnt. Gur also detoxes liver which helps to remove all unwanted toxins from the body.

Jaggery is also rich in potassium, which helps in the reduction of water retention and management of body weight. However, it must be noted that jaggery should be consumed in moderation as it contains upto 4 kcal/gram. For a normal person,2 tsp of jaggery is sufficient on a daily basis. Kindly consult your dietitian and family doctor before starting to include jaggery in your daily diet for weight loss.

(This article is written for an informative purpose and should not be substituted for medical advice. Kindly consult your doctor before trying any tips.)

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