People these days try to find different ways to keep healthy. They would join the gym and take supplements, but will not turn to Desi things that our mothers and grandmothers have been telling us to eat for ages. I recall the time as a kid when my mother used to give me roasted gram (chana) and jaggery (gur) to munch on while doing my homework. And as I grew and started living on my own, I forgot it altogether. But as I grew a little more, I realised how healthy this combo is and regretted it for skipping from my daily diet.
So, let’s check out the 5 reasons why you should too start eating ‘Gur’ and ‘Chana’ more often.
1- Makes Your muscles stronger
Chana and Gur are rich in protein which is good for muscle health. Jaggery is a rich source of potassium that will build your muscles and boost your metabolism.
2- Glowing skin
Don’t we all want glowing skin? Yes, we do. And for this, we turn to expensive cosmetic products and anti-aging creams. And wouldn’t it be great if you save all your money that you spend on these chemicals when you could just get the glowing skin by eating gur and chana? Jaggery has anti-aging properties and is a source of glycolic acid which provides multiple benefits for your skin. It reduces acne, wrinkles, fine lines, and uneven skin color. Chana has magnesium that helps you get rid of wrinkles and smoothes the fine line.
3- Helps in reducing weight
Reducing extra kilos is a huge task. People join gym, reduce sugar and carb intake, add green tea in their daily diet and much more. But did you know that having Gur-Chana combo helps you reduce weight? Instead of eating junk food, chips and cookies in between your meals, switch to Gur and Chana. An average person requires 46 to 56 grams of protein intake per day; 100 grams chana provides you with 19-gram protein. And Jaggery is rich in potassium, a mineral that helps in maintaining the electrolyte balance of the body.
4- Reduces Constipation
Many people suffer the problem of constipation and having Gur and Chana combination is helpful to get rid of the problem. It improves your metabolism and helps to boost digestion. The fibre content in them actively helps in proper digestion. Jaggery activates digestive enzymes in your body which stimulates bowel movements and relieves you from constipation.
5- Strengthens your teeth
Gur and chana combo makes your teeth stronger due to the phosphorus content in them which helps in strengthening of bones. Every 10 grams of jaggery contains 4 mg phosphorus and chana has 168mg per 100 grams. The minimum requirement of phosphorus in the human body is 700 mg.
6- Improves heart health
Consumption of gur and chana together can be beneficial for your heart. It has potassium that reduces the risk of heart attacks. Jaggery helps in controlling blood pressure. Chana contains no cholesterol. It supports heart health and decreases the risk of heart diseases by lowering cholesterol levels in the blood.
7- Improves your memory
Gur and Chana combo is rich in vitamin B6 which helps in improving memory. It also, helps your body make the hormones serotonin which regulates mood and norepinephrine which helps you cope with stress.
All in all, chana and gur do more good to us than we could have ever imagined. And now you know why our mothers always fed us the same.