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Sweetening Agent: There are plenty of natural and artificial sweetening agents available in the market, with our good old friend sugar at the top. But they are just plain sweeteners. How nice it would have been if such magnificent sweeteners could add some punch of taste too? The answer is in jaggery. The first benefit of jaggery is that it is rather a tastemaker and colour maker than being just a sweetener. You can experience the difference yourself. Taste plain sugar and jaggery one after another, and things will be clear to you. That was only the sugar cane jaggery. You will go crazy if you ever taste the Date Palm Jaggery or Palmyra Jaggery. They are no less than brown milk chocolate and white milk chocolate respectively.
Energy Food: We know that carbohydrates, consumed with our food, give us energy on oxidation. The simpler the carbohydrate, the sooner the energy released. On one hand, this simplicity comes as a blessing for athletes and people suffering from serious fatigue, because they need instantaneous energy. So sugar and glucose is for them, because they are very simple carbohydrates and are absorbed in the blood stream almost instantaneously and fills you with a sudden burst of energy. But then, on the other hand, researches show and doctors advise that this sudden rise in sugar or energy level can be a major threat for the internal organs, particularly in case of diabetics. In the long run, this may even give rise to diabetes, since this sugar may affect pancreas as well as pancreas may gradually lose its capacity to release a lot of insulin at once to counter this raised sugar level. This sudden uplift may cause severe damage to kidneys and eyes; can raise blood pressure and create many such related problems. The second benefit of jaggery is that it is a more complex form of carbohydrate than plain sugar. So, it is digested and absorbed gradually and releases energy gradually. This provides with warmth and energy for a longer period, without harming the internal organs.
Cleansing Agent: You may think that what the hell this jaggery has to do with any sort of cleansing. But let me tell you that it is well proven benefit of jaggery. Jaggery effectively cleans the respiratory tracts, lungs, food pipe, stomach and intestines. It pulls out dust and unwanted particles from the body. It also helps in giving relief from constipation, perhaps due to presence of fiber in it.
Digestive Agent: This may sound strange but it is true and it has sufficient scientific explanation behind this. In India, it is recommended to take a few grams of jaggery after a heavy meal of after eating meat. This facilitates digesting. What happens is that jaggery activates the digestive enzymes and itself changes to acetic acid in the stomach. This speeds up digestion.