Jasmine: Medicinal and health benefits of Jasmine are derived from it's tea or essential oils. The health benefits of jasmine tea include a reduced risk of heart attacks, a stronger immune system, and the prevention of diabetes. Jasmine tea also helps prevent cancer, while reducing stress, improving digestive processes, and lowering cholesterol. It has also been found to eliminate harmful bacteria and ease chronic inflammation like muscle aches and pains. It is a wonderful means of adding somewhat uncommon antioxidants to your system like catechins and epicatechins, which can have a wide range of beneficial effects on your system. In the fight against diabetes, jasmine tea has also shown itself to be a valuable tool. Drinking jasmine/green tea can reverse the negative effects that diabetes has on certain serumproteins, working as a regulator for those with diabetes, and as a preventative measure for those not diagnosed but still consuming jasmine tea as a regular part of their daily or weekly health regimen. The ability to metabolize glucose is the fundamental mechanism that causes diabetic conditions, so regulating agents like jasmine tea can be very helpful in preventing or treating the disease. Everyone is looking for the secret to reduce their weight easily and quickly, and jasmine tea can be a good addition to any diet as an aid to weight loss. The antioxidant properties of jasmine tea help to increase your metabolism, and this increase in metabolic efficiency makes exercise more effective and helps your body process nutrients quicker. Although many aromatherapy techniques are popular during pregnancy, the strong odors and chemicals of jasmine tea are not recommended while pregnant.
Jackfruit: The fruit is made of soft, easily digestible flesh (bulbs) made up of simple sugars like fructose and sucrose that when eaten replenishes energy and revitalizes the body instantly.Jackfruit is rich in dietary fiber, which makes it a good bulk laxative. The fiber content helps protect the colon mucous membrane by binding to and eliminating cancer-causing chemicals from the colon. The fresh fruit has small but significant amounts of vitamin-A, and flavonoid pigments such as carotene-ß, xanthin, lutein and cryptoxanthin-ß. Together, these compounds play vital roles in antioxidant and vision functions. Vitamin A is also required for maintaining integrity of mucosa and skin. Consumption of natural fruits rich in vitamin-A, and carotenes has been found to protect from lung and oral cavity cancers. Jackfruit is a good source of antioxidant vitamin-C, which helps the body develop resistance against infectious agents and scavenge harmful free radicals. It is one of the rare fruits that is rich in B-complex group of vitamins as it contains very good amounts of vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine), niacin, riboflavin, and folic acid. When fresh, the fruit is a good source of potassium, magnesium, manganese, and iron. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that helps controlling heart rate and blood pressure. Jackfruit seeds are also very rich in digestible starch, protein and minerals.
Jambul/ Black Plum: The black plum is known to relieve stomach pain, carminative, antiscorbutic and diuretic. Black Plum vinegar is good to reduce enlargement of spleen, diarrhoea, and those have urine retention problems. Jambul’s polyphenolic compounds are effective against cancer, heart diseases, diabetes, asthma and arthritis. Black Plum fruit and its leaves are good for diabetic patients. The black plum has anti-diabetic features. The fruit helps to convert starch into energy and keep your blood sugar levels in check due to its low glycemic index. It reduces the symptoms of diabetes like frequent urination and thrusting. The extract of bark, seeds, and leaves are too beneficial in the treatment of diabetes. Black Plum has adequate amount of iron and vitamin C. The presence of iron in the black plum is good to increase the haemoglobin count. The fruit’s iron content acts as blood purifying agent. Since, it is the medium of purifying your blood; therefore, it is good for skin and beauty. Iron content is beneficial in menses where the lady faces blood loss. People suffering from anemia and jaundice should eat it because of its high iron content.
Jerusalem Artichoke/ Sunchoke: Packed with B vitamins and thiamine which are great for digestion. High in inulin which helps regulate blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol. Also loaded with fiber, iron, copper, magnesium, protein, potassium which are all key to a healthy diet.
Jicama: Some of the health benefits of jicama include its ability to help you manage your weight, optimize your digestion, boost your immune system, prevent various types of cancer, increase your energy levels, help manage diabetes, build strong bones, increase circulation, lowers blood pressure, and boosts brain function. Jicama’s health benefits are mainly derived from the unique mixture of vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, and other organic compounds, including dietary fiber, vitamin C, vitamin E, folate, vitamin B6, pantothenic acid, potassium, magnesium, manganese, copper, iron and a small amount of protein. Let’s see how these nutritional elements give jicama its unique health benefits.