Health Benefits of Water Apples
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May 29, 2021

Have you heard of ‘Water Apples’ or ‘Safed Jamun’? Watch our latest video to learn all about its amazing health benefits!

Come summers and local Indian fruit-vendor stalls are filled with colourful seasonal fruits like red - watermelons, cherries, yellow - mangoes, green - pears, purple - black jamuns etc.  But have you heard of white jamun or safed jamun? This fruit is not very widely available in India and hence, it is not as famous as its purple cousin. It is available in only a few parts of the country. Safed jamun is known by many English names like water apple, love apple, rose-apple, bell fruit etc. It is rich in many vitamins and other nutrients which are required by the body. It also has high water content and helps you stay hydrated in the scorching heat. 

Here are some benefits of water apples:

1. Rich in Vitamin C: 

These fruits are rich in Vitamin C, which is important for boosting immunity. It also helps in keeping the skin looking young. 

 

2. Rich in Dietary Fibre: 

Water apples are rich in dietary fibre which may help protect against common digestive troubles like diarrhoea and flatulence. Dietary fibre is also good for regulating blood sugar. It also helps in weight management.

3. Rich In Vitamin A:

One of the most important nutrients for eye health is Vitamin A. It is found in abundance in the water apples.

4. Rich in Calcium: 

The most important nutrients for teeth and bones is calcium. Water apples are rich in Calcium. 

5. Rich in Potassium: 

Water apples contain good amounts of the nutrient potassium. Potassium enhances the strength of muscles and reduces the muscle cramps. 

6. Less amount of Sodium: 

The negligible amounts of sodium in the water apple lowers the chances of stroke and health ailments such as inflammation, atherosclerosis, blood pressure etc.

7. Cures Liver Damage:

Liver damage leads to the various ailments which are caused due to the excessive consumption of alcohol, anemia, malnutrition, infection etc. Water Apple helps in effectively treating liver ailments.

 8. The Amazing Benefits Of Water Apples For Pregnant Women:

Water apples contain essential minerals and vitamins such as Vitamin A and iron, that are crucial for pregnant women. During pregnancy, there are inevitable health conditions such as fainting and vomiting which can cause dehydration; water apples help to keep them hydrated. Also, the leaves help to relieve pain and soreness in a woman post childbirth.