9 health benefits of consuming Jamun in summers

Summer is at its peak, and what better way to beat the heat than enjoying the luscious, deep purple seasonal fruit, Jamun? Otherwise known as the Indian blackberry, Jamun is not just a delight to the taste buds but also full of health benefits. Here are all the reasons we need to know about why adding jamun to our summer diet can be a game-changer for our health.

First, we need to understand the nutritional value of Jamun:

Per 100 grams, jamun provides:

  • Calories: 62
  • Carbohydrates: 15.5 grams
  • Fiber: 1.5 grams
  • Vitamin C: 18 milligrams
  • Iron: 1.41 milligrams
  • Potassium: 55 milligrams

Now let's see what are the wonderful benefits that this summer fruits offers:

Full of nutrients and antioxidants

Jamun is packed with essential nutrients, making it a superfood for the summer. It is an excellent source of vitamin C, iron, and antioxidants like anthocyanins, which give the fruit its deep purple colour. According to a study published in the Journal of Food Science and Technology, these antioxidants help combat oxidative stress and inflammation in the body.

9 health benefits of consuming jamun in summers

9 health benefits of consuming Jamun in summers

Supports digestive health

Many people face digestive issues in the summer season, and jamun can come to the rescue. The fruit contains dietary fibre, which aids in digestion and helps prevent constipation. A study highlighted in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology found that the tannins and flavonoids in jamun help promote a healthy gut by reducing inflammation and supporting beneficial bacteria.

Helps regulates blood sugar levels

Jamun is a boon for people with diabetes. The fruit contains compounds like jamboline and jambosine, which have been shown to lower blood sugar levels. Research published in the Journal of Medicinal Food confirms that these compounds help slow down the conversion of starch into sugar, making jamun an effective natural remedy for diabetes management.

Noticeable glow on the skin

The summer sun can take a toll on our skin, leading to issues like acne and dryness. Jamun’s high vitamin C content and astringent properties can help rejuvenate our skin and combat these problems. A study in the Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine shows that jamun helps improve skin elasticity and reduces blemishes, giving you a natural summer glow.

Give a boost to immunity

Our immune system needs all the support it can get, especially during the summer when infections can spread rapidly. The vitamin C and other antioxidants in jamun strengthen your immune defences. According to research from the National Institute of Health, these nutrients enhance the production of white blood cells, which are crucial for fighting off infections.

A weight-loss fruit

For those looking for a fruit that is nutritious and helps with weight loss, jamun is a great addition to their diet. It is low in calories and high in fibre, which helps us feel full longer and reduces overall calorie intake. A study from the International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition suggests that the fibre in jamun not only aids digestion but also helps in weight management by promoting a feeling of satiety.

Improves heart health

Jamun is beneficial for our hearts as well. It contains potassium, which helps regulate blood pressure and reduces the risk of heart disease. According to research published in the Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Therapeutics, the antioxidants in jamun help lower bad cholesterol levels, thereby improving overall cardiovascular health.

Detoxifies the body

The summer heat can often lead to dehydration and the accumulation of toxins in the body. Jamun acts as a natural detoxifier. It has a high water content and diuretic properties that help flush out toxins and keep us hydrated. A study in the Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine notes that jamun helps cleanse the liver and kidneys, promoting better detoxification.

Improves our oral health

Fun fact: Jamun can help keep our teeth and gums healthy. The astringent properties of jamun are beneficial for maintaining oral hygiene. The Journal of Natural Science, Biology, and Medicine reports that the antibacterial properties of jamun help reduce the risk of gum diseases and bad breath.

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