From digestion to weight loss: Why is the Bengali Nolen Gur more than a sweet end to your meal?

From digestion to weight loss: Why is the Bengali Nolen Gur more than a sweet end to your meal?

Who doesn't enjoy indulging on desserts in the winter? For some strange reason, the cold weather increases the sweet tooth's desire for dessert treats, and giving in to the temptation can result in more guilt trips down the road.

But what if your sweet tooth could also serve as a nutritional supplement? One such treat is Nolen Gur, or date palm jaggery. This Bengali sweet ingredient is "a feast for aching eyes, rusty tummy, and strained calf muscles," according to celebrity dietitian Rujuta Diwekar.

This iron-rich dish can be a tasty and nutritious complement for the new palate even though it is regularly used in Bengali cuisine. According to Dr. Apoorva Saini of the Santoshiarogyam Diet E Clinic, "Nolen Gur delivers direct calories, which supply frequent energy to the body."

Benefits of nolen gur

Due to the micronutrients it contains, which give the body immunity against numerous diseases throughout the season, the doctor suggests it as a winter treat. Additional justifications for including Nolen Gur in your diet are provided below:

  • Because it helps with digestion, it's a fantastic choice for a post-meal treat. The gur helps to clean the intestinal tract and activates the digestion enzymes.
  • Due to its high iron content, it raises haemoglobin levels and aids in the treatment of anaemia.
  • Additionally, magnesium, which balances the neurological system, is abundant in it.
  • The antioxidants in this natural sweetener also shield the body from the harmful effects of free radicals.
  • The simple carbohydrates in this Bengali treat are considerably simpler to digest than the complicated ones in other sugary treats. You can stay energetic and rejuvenated throughout the day by having fast digestion, which contributes to the production of energy.
  • It is a repository for vitamins and necessary minerals like magnesium, potassium, and iron. Dr. Saini advises consuming 15-20g of it every day to aid in weight loss because its high potassium level lessens bloating and water retention.
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