Ayurvedic Sugar Gur Shakkar
Used for centuries in India and South America, Ayurvedic Sugar ( Gur Shakkar), Jaggery or Panela, is characterized as being a food whose only ingredient is sugar cane juice. Ayurvedic sugar (Gur Shakkar) is integral cane sugar and is full of all the essential nutrients that is contained in sugar cane. Ayurvedic Sugar (Gur Shakkar) is made from the juice of sugarcane which is then boiled until it solidifies. It is rich in minerals such as magnesium, zinc and iron, which have many health giving properties. Ayurvedic Sugar (Gur Shakkar) is a good blood purifier, helps alleviate digestive issues, helps with the detoxification of the liver and boosts energy levels. It has high levels of iron, calcium and minerals and unlike refined sugar does not contain empty calories. It provides us with essential nutrients and does not ‘steal’ nutrients from the body as refined sugar does.
Ayurvedic Sugar (Gur Shakkar)enhances the taste of tea, coffee and other beverages.
Refined sugar is made from sugar cane or sugar beets, which are then heavily processed to extract sugar. Refined white Sugar contains a lot of calories and no essential nutrients. When the normal bacteria inside your mouth come into contact with sugar, acid is produced which can alter internal pH levels. It is believed that an acidic environment is a breeding ground for disease. In order to correct any sort of imbalance, the body draws on the mineral reserves, for example in order to protect the blood, calcium is drawn from the bones. Refined sugars use your body’s stored calcium, magnesium and B-vitamins to facilitate their digestion. This in turn can lead to various symptoms of fatigue, depression and anxiety. For people who are inactive and eat a largely Western diet, large amounts of fructose from added sugars get turned into fat that is stored in the liver, which can lead to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
Using the right kind of sugars and salt for daily use is the basis of a healthy diet.
A healthy and nutritious alternative to sugar
Un-adulterated foods have formed the basis of our human diet through the ages.Chemical farming inputs and “factory farming” became popular in the middle of the last century as a way to maximize crop yields. Today, our world pays a large price for these practices, which have resulted in environmental and economic imbalances. What happens to the health of the animals, plants, micro-organisms, soil, oceans, and atmosphere, also affects human beings. There is no one who is immune to the effects of an unhealthy environment, no matter how much technology or wealth they may possess. Our children are particularly vulnerable to the dangers of agricultural toxins as they consume a higher percentage in relation to their size. The average child receives four times more exposure to at least eight widely used cancer causing pesticides found in food than the average adult does.
The foundation for healthy plants and animals is healthy soil. Organic farming practices help protect water quality, prevent soil erosion, maintain and enhance seed, crop and ecological biodiversity. Organic food is free from the highly toxic pesticides, herbicides, fungicides and growth hormones used in intensive farming and they are also free of artificial colourings, flavourings, additives, sweeteners and the thousands of other unwanted and unnecessary chemicals used in food.
(net weight: 400 gram, packed in a golden resealable pouch)