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Mumbai: India is a tropical country and is blessed with a pronounced change in seasons. Ancient India celebrated all seasons with names given to each season, festivals allocated to each change of season and designated foods assigned to each of them. That came with a deep understanding that changes in diet also need to be altered by changing environments.
In the summer, the weather is hot and humid, so the body craves balancing foods that can be coolants as well as easily digested. Foods that generate heat during the digestion process are avoided during summer with the same awareness and passion that heat-generating foods are consumed during the winters. The ancient wisdom passed on through generations have woven in a number of such warm foods into the winter diet.
Peanuts contain many nutrients such as folic acid, protein, adhesive, and sugar. By consuming it, anemia would be overcome. Apart from this, research has proved that it is worthwhile to increase the body’s immune system and also use groundnut to maintain good heart health.
Nutritious properties of Jaggery
Consuming at least 20 grams of jaggery every day is beneficial for the body. It contains many nutrients such as iron, calcium, etc. Women and men alike, benefit from the consumption of nuts and peanuts in winter.
Benefits of eating nuts and peanuts:
Consuming jaggery and peanut daily is said to relieve problems related to menstruation in women. It is said to ease up the circulation of blood in the body. But avoid excessive consumption of this.
Jaggery and peanut are beneficial to remove the toxic substances in the body. Elimination of toxicity also gives a shine to the face.
Peanuts contain a good quantity of fibres, so it also helps in overcoming problems like acidity and constipation.
By eating Jaggery and nuts containing proteins and calcium, teeth and bones become stronger.
And if you needed an excuse, the gud-moongfalli-til patti or chikki (jaggery-groundnut-sesame sweet strip) that you relish during Makar Sankranti and Lohri is also designed to give you those warm calories amidst the raging chill outside. So, happy munching, unless advised otherwise by your doctor.