People look forward to Jamun, the best delicacy of the rainy season. Jamun, also known as Java Plum, is not just brimming with nutrients but is a favorite fruit of children. Our childhood memories of eating Jamun are fond of purple-colored tongues after eating them.
This fruit is delicious and nutritious, so much so that the benefits of Jamun make it a superfood. But every time my mother sees Jamu, she enumerates his specific instructions.
This has always made me wonder whether these rules are essential when eating Jamun or just another midwife’s tale.
Before we get down to the proper way of eating it, below are some very significant benefits of Jamun:
- Jamun effectively increases hemoglobin, making it a perfect fruit for women and those suffering from anemia.
- Jamun can keep your heart healthy and strong.
- Eating them helps digestion and relieves constipation.
- Jammu is also known to help in weight loss.
- Because of its excellent antioxidant content, Jamun is also great for the skin.
These vibrant purple fruits are a treasure trove of nutrients, but sometimes, due to lack of awareness, this fruit can negatively affect your health. Therefore, we should know the right way and time to eat it.
If you love eating Jamun as much as we do, the following things need your special attention:
1. Say no to milk
Drinking milk or dairy products immediately after eating Jamun big no. Poonam Duneja (director of Nutrify by Poonam Diet and Wellness Clinic and Academy) says, “Drinking milk directly after Jamun can lead to digestive issues like gas, fainting, and stomach ache.
2. Stay away from turmeric
Duneja, strongly advises not to eat anything with turmeric immediately after consuming Jamun. Jamun and turmeric do not go well and can react with the body and cause irritation in your stomach
. Therefore, it is advisable to eat any food containing turmeric at least 30 minutes after eating Jamun.
3. Do not eat Jamun on an empty stomach.
Eating Jamun on an empty stomach can be harmful to health. On the other hand, Jamun is sour. Therefore, eating Jamun first thing in the morning can cause problems like acidity, stomachache, and irritation. Jamun also helps in digestion. Consequently, it is better to take them only after food intake.
4. Never drink water after eating Jamun
My mother always asked us to delay drinking water after eating Jamun. Drinking water immediately after eating Jamun is like inviting many health hazards. If one is watered down, problems such as diarrhea and stupor may occur. It is recommended to quench thirst only 30-40 minutes after eating.
5. Stay away from acidic foods like pickles
Most people like to have pickles with food. But Jamun is not like that. Pickles can also react badly with Jamun and cause stomach-related problems.
What is the right time to eat Jamun to reap its full benefits?
If we talk about the appropriate time to eat Jamun, you can eat it at any time of the day, but not on an empty stomach. The preferred time to eat Jamunda is after a meal. It will help you speed up your metabolism and ease the digestion of food. Do not forget to save and powder the Jamun seeds, as it is a powerful remedy for diabetes.