Jamun (Indian Blackberry) is one of the most loved monsoon fruits in India. It is popular for its khatta meetha flavour and many savour it as they reminisce their childhood memories.
However, is it suitable for diabetic patients? Let’s take a look:
Many dieticians and nutritionists suggest that Jamun is fine for diabetic patients as it contains anti-diabetic ingredients like Jambolona. This ingredient reduces the rate at which sugar is absorbed into your bloodstream. Jamun also helps in increasing your insulin levels, said Nutritionist Shikha Walia in one of her interviews. She also added that it is suitable for both insulin-dependent and non-insulin-dependent people.
Jamun is suitable for diabetics because it contains an anti-diabetic ingredient which is called Jambolana. Jambolana reduces the rate at which sugar is absorbed into your bloodstream. It can also help in increasing the production of insulin in your body and help in regulating your blood glucose level.
Some other health benefits of Jamun are:
- Regulates your blood pressure: Jamun has a high content of potassium, which can help in preventing high blood pressure.
- Improves your skin: Jamun is rich in iron, vitamin A and antioxidants. This helps you prevent premature ageing and acne, blemishes and wrinkles. Its high vitamin C can improve your skin texture.
- Promotes weight loss: Jamun is high in fibre and low in calories. Therefore it keeps you full for a longer time and reduces the water retention in your body.
- Prevents Gum Bleeding: Jamun has antibacterial properties that prevent gum bleeding. Jamun leaves can be dried and stored in the form of a powder and can be regularly applied to your gums.
So, these are some of the health benefits of Jamun and diabetic patients can consume Jamun without worrying about their insulin levels.
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