Country sugar or cane sugar is called as Nattu Sakkarai in India. It is also called as natural brown sugar or cane sugar.
There are many healthy benefits that one can gain by using Jaggery powder instead of White sugar.
Nattu sakkarai or country Sugar is the broken-down form of Jaggery, which is completely unadulterated and 100% natural.
Benefits of Country Sugar
1. Country Sugar Improves bone strength
It is a good source of calcium. Eating of this natural cane sugar can help you improve bone health and help babies to develop stronger bones. It can be added to simple fruit juice or in their milk every day.
2. Country sugar Prevents free-radicals
Country sugar contains plenty of antioxidants which helps to prevent free radicals in the body. It also helps slow down the wrinkles as well as aging process, which in turn helps lead a healthy lifestyle.
3. Country Sugar Reduces food craving
Country sugar does not increase the desire to eat more sugars. It satiates the cravings for more sugar.
It is also noticed that cane sugar’s glycemic index, which is at 64, is much lesser than the processed sugar. This makes it a healthy alternative to have.
4. Country sugar Helps to reduce weight
Country sugar is loaded with minerals like potassium & zinc, which helps in maintaining the electrolyte in the body, aiding in weight loss.
The Glycemic index value comparison also indicates that Jaggery is a better choice when compared to other sugars.
5. Country sugar Detoxify
It works as a detox by eliminating toxic waste from your body and flushes out toxins from liver and other internal organs.
It also increases the functioning and overall stamina of the body.
6. Country sugar Prevents constipation
The minerals and complex molecules in this natural country sugar helps to prevent constipation and improves the churning bowel movements.