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It's Jamun Time! Here Are Reasons To Make The Most Of This Fruit This Summer

From diabetics to high blood pressure patients, jamuns are beneficial for one and all!

Its Jamun Time! Here Are Reasons To Make The Most Of This Fruit This Summer

Jamuns are rich in fibre and can help in getting relief from constipation


  1. Jamun is a potassium-rich fruit which is good for heart health
  2. It is rich in Vitamin C and iron
  3. It can help in increasing haemoglobin levels

Come summer and one cannot wait for the gorgeous jamuns! Their deep purple hue and tangy taste makes for a perfect accompaniment for fun and easy-going evening chats with family. Jamun or black plum is incredibly rich in antioxidants that can reduce inflammation and damage caused by free radicals. The contain properties that can help in regulating blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol. From heart patients to diabetics, jamuns are meant for one and all! Keep reading to know more about the benefits of including jamuns in your diet.

Health benefits of jamuns and reasons to include them in your diet

In one of her recent posts on Instagram, nutritionist Nmami Agarwal talks about the health benefits of jamuns. She lists the following reasons to include jamuns in your diet:

1. Jamuns are loaded with Vitamin C and iron. If you are deficient in iron, then jamun serves the dual purpose of providing both Vitamin C and iron. Vitamin C-rich foods are required for absorption of iron in the body. Daily intake of jamuns can help in increasing levels of haemoglobin.

Also read: Top 7 Iron-Rich Foods For Vegetarians: Add These To Your Diet

2. Improved levels of haemoglobin can further act as blood purifying agent, mentions Agarwal in the post. This can be helpful for your skin health.

3. Jamuns have a low glycemic index, which can help in keeping blood sugar levels normal. This means that a fruit like jamuns are safe for consumption for people with diabetes. However, every person responds differently to certain foods. If you have diabetes, do check with your doctor before including jamuns or any other fruit in your diet.

Also read: Is It Safe For Diabetics To Eat Mangoes? What Rujuta Diwekar Has To Say

Other health benefits of including jamuns in your diet:

  • Jamuns are extremely nutritious. The can provide you with traces of Vitamin A, K, potassium, copper and manganese, magnesium and phosphorus.
  • They are rich source of fibre and can help in relieving constipation. Prunes or dried jamuns should be your preferred pick for constipation.
  • Fibre in jamuns can also help in regulating blood sugar levels. Fibre slows down the rate at which the body absorbs carbs after a meal, results in a slow rise in blood sugar.
  • Jamuns can help in lowering blood pressure and cholesterol levels, which are a major risk factor for heart disease. The fruit is safe for consumption for people with high blood pressure.

Jamuns can help in regulating blood sugar levels
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Also read: High Blood Pressure May Affect Kids Too: Know Symptoms, Risk Factors, Prevention Tips And More

To include jamuns in your diet, you can eat them as is. You can eat the fruit as part of a fruit salad and can also create a jamun smoothie with other fruits like banana and berries. You can juice them with water as well.

This summer, make sure you enjoy every bit of jamuns!

(Nmami Agarwal is nutritionist at Nmami Life)

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