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  • Brown sugar or White sugar or Jaggery: What's best for diabetes?

  • Aysha

    October 9, 2020 at 4:47 pm

    Brown sugar or White sugar or Jaggery: What’s best for diabetes?

  • Nazia

    October 21, 2020 at 1:26 pm

    Dear Ms. Aysha, Jaggery is considered a better choice as compare to white/brown sugar, but if you’re a diabetic, jaggery should be out of your food limits. It contains a small amount of B vitamins and minerals, including calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and sodium. Apart from these vitamins and minerals, Jaggery helps in blood purification, metabolism, nervous system, relief from cough & cold (taken with Honey and Ginger) and is considered as good cleansing agent (lungs, stomach, intestines, esophagus, and respiratory tracts) but it may lead to some harmful effects too if not consumed in moderation. These harmful effects include weight gain, increased blood sugar levels, indigestion, and nose bleeding due to heat production inside the body. Diabetic patient should avoid Jaggery considering high Glycemic index value (84). Of course there is no significant difference between white and brown sugar from the nutrition perspective to give major health benefits. I hope you are satisfied with the above response. It would be my pleasure to know how more we can assist you.

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